Southern California Living

Private, comfortable, beautifully restored!

3 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 6

4 Guest Reviews
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Below Average

The City of Palm Springs ID# 3200

About this Palm Springs Vacation Rental

Property Highlights, Amenities and Unique Features
The house has lovely, welcoming proportions and was extensively renovated in 2013. It features stunning design in its large, bright reception rooms, dazzling white terrazzo floors, back to back white ceramic fireplaces in the living/dining areas and a well equipped gloss white cook's kitchen.

The white color theme continues in the white carpeted bedrooms while the bathrooms are tiled in earthtone terrazzo and fitted with state of the art fixtures. The owners shipped much of their name designer furniture from Europe.

Both the front and back yards are securely gated, hedged and private and offer scope for outside entertaining. The house retains its original 1954 10' deep heated pool which was recently re-plastered and extended to include a new spa with a waterfall into the main pool. There is also a 9' long fire table, perfect for cocktails on cooler evenings.

Living Room
The beamed living room is open to its 11' gable, with mountain views through its south facing windows and pool views to the north. The floor throughout is laid to a glamorous reflective white terrazzo tile. The focal point is a white ceramic and glass fireplace with lava stones over which hangs the 55" wi-fi-connected Roku smart TV.

The contemporary sofas, sofa bench were designed by architect Piero Lissoni and imported from Italy. There are 2 additional small upright seats by Philipe Starck, the Belgian designer of the Ian Schrager US luxury hotel chain. The owners' baby grand electric piano looks towards the mountains. Off the living room is the entrance hall with glass double front doors and a mirrored guest powder and cloakroom.

Dining Room
The dining room looks out on the pool and features its own white ceramic and glass fireplace, with lava stones. The large gloss white dining table is contemporary American and seats 8 on Mid-Century Modern style chairs. Next to the white gloss sideboard is a Bose iPod dock. 3 brightly coloured bar stools sit under the breakfast/cocktails bar.

The white gloss and steel 'cook's kitchen is open to the dining area and designed for entertaining. Its standout feature is an illuminated suspended glass cabinet 'floating' over the bar. The Caesar-stone bar houses a Jenn-Air 2-zone wine cooler. All kitchen fitted appliances are by Bosch: unusually, there are 2 full size ovens each with broilers, plus there's a separate microwave oven above the 5 burner gas cooktop. The dishwasher is ultra quiet.

The side by side fridge/freezer dispenses cubed and crushed ice and chilled, filtered water. As well as a super efficient Bosch vent fan above the stove, the kitchen retains its original 1954 steel extractor fan adding a period as well as functional touch.

The double-sink is steel and houses the waste disposal and extending jet/spray faucet and the soap dispenser. The countertops are of white Caesar,stone. The glass shelf unit at the end of the kitchen is by Sir Terence Conran. In front of the kitchen slider window with views to the mountains is the breakfast area with contemporary German steel and glass circular table and 4 blue leather seats.

Each bathroom is tiled in terrazzo in earth colors and features stylish contemporary Graff designer faucets projecting directly from extensive mirrors over the Caesar-stone countertops. Each shower features a Graff fixed head and a hand-held shower. In the guest bathroom, the bath includes another hand-held shower. Both bathrooms can be heated independently of the rest of the house. The powder room features an unusual sink modelled after a Mid-Century Danish vase!

Pool and Spa
The back yard retains its original, Mid-Century 10' deep heated swimming pool. This was re-plastered, re-plumbed and completely renovated in 2013. At the end of the pool is a contemporary 6 jet in ground spa measuring 6' by 6'. An attractive waterfall gently flows from the spa into the pool when the spa is not in use. Adjacent to the pool are 4 chaise longues and a 9' long, low fire table as well as a patio dining table for 4 and other seating and tables around the property.

Homes History
This Movie Colony East Mid-Century (1954) house is the Palm Springs home of 2 London based film makers and reflects their taste and lifestyle. They purchased it from the late Les Baxter, the renowned conductor and Hollywood film composer whose home it was in the 1990s. Les Baxter was Nat King Cole's conductor on 'Mona Lisa', wrote the 'Lassie' TV theme and scored the cult Roger Corman/Edgar Allan Poe movies starring Vincent Price. Vincent Price and his wife Coral Brown visited this house to play bridge. In Les Baxter's honor, Southern California Living is listed in most of the Palm Springs celebrity home guides and the current owners have placed a white, baby-grand electric piano on the spot where Les Baxter's own white grand piano once stood.

Amenities List

3 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms

Beds by Bedroom:
BR 1: King, 32" TV Ensuite bath
BR 2: 2 Twins, 32" TV
BR 3: Queen, TV/DVD (no cable)

Living Room: 55" HDTV

Approximately 2,150 sq ft of Living Space

Lot Size: 10,000 sq ft

Year Built: 1954

Remodeled in 2013

Private Dark Plaster Finish Pool & Spa

Pool Size: Approx. 15' x 25' x 10' deep

Outdoor Fireplace

Private front patio with mountain views

Lounge Chairs for 4

Outdoor Seating Areas

Outdoor Dining for 6

Cascading Waterfall Feature

Gas BBQ Grill

Gas Outdoor Fire feature

Indoor Dining for 8

Bar Seating for 3

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Stainless Steel Appliances

Two Indoor Gas Fireplaces

Post and Beam Ceilings

Large Walk in shower in Master Bath

2 Newly Updated Bathrooms with Walk-in Showers (Tub in Guest bath)

Free High Speed WiFi

iPod Docking

Towels and Linens Provided

Washer and Dryer

No Pets Permitted

Absolutely No Smoking in this Home

Guest Reviews for this Palm Springs Vacation Home


"4 MIDCENTURY MODERAN HOME house and location were great "

by Rae Lynn A. | Southport CT | January 20, 2017


"The home was beautiful and clean. "

by Harmik M. | Glendale CA | July 06, 2016

HNM's 1st Palm Springs Trip

"The house was great. Perfect size. Very modern. Good pool. "

by Daryoush M. | Sherman Oaks CA | September 09, 2015

White Weekend Bliss

"The house was a great size and in a great location. Everyone helping with the reservation was great. "

by Adam Z. | LOS ANGELES CA | April 29, 2015


Neighborhood: Movie Colony East - Ruth Hardy Park
City: Palm Springs, Movie Colony East - Ruth Hardy Park
2.4 miles to downtown Palm Springs

The City of Palm Springs ID# 3200

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