In Palm Desert, The Perfect Setting For A Mid-Century Collection, $1.5M

Where: 74855 Fairway Drive, Palm Desert
Asking: $1,495,000
What: A sophisticated, 4-bed, 4-bath Mid-Century classic by the prolific firm of Patten + Wild, recently renovated, and a perfect, gallery-like setting for a collection of period furniture. Out front, there’s a typical but sophisticated desert profile and walls of breeze block, but with hints of the new Brutalist style just then in its infancy.

Inside, Eames, Noguchi, Miller, Nakashima, and others. No clutter, all classic.

What We Love: The slate floor may not be to everyone’s taste, but it conveys a museum-like gravitas that reinforces the gallery setting, making this property an ideal live-work venue for a Mid-Century specialist dealer.

The kitchen, partly open to the living and dining areas, has period-correct cork floors.

The guest bath (below, at left) has a wall of cast concrete and glass block, a buiding product very much of the moment and used throughout the house.

There's an enclosed "bonus" lounge space leading to the pool, currently occupied by ardent table tennis enthusiasts. There's an adjacent 1-bed, 1-bath suite that's currently used as an office but which could be an income-producing rental, with a small kitchen plus its own entrance and parking area. The house stretches street-to-street across two lots; two additional adjoining lots are available for purchase.

More: Check out the listing for additional details and images. Represented by Rick Grahn at Deasy/Penner & Partners.

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