Home of the Day: A luxury Oasis in La Quinta

Home of the Day: A luxury Oasis in La Quinta
Theclean-lined modern design incorporates a desert palette, natural elements and exterior amenities including an infinity pool and multiple outdoor living spaces appointed with flat screen TVs, firepits, a built-in bar and barbecue. (Toby Ponnay)

Designed by architect Kristi Hanson, this contemporary luxury estate spans three lots and offers an oasis within a gated desert community.

In the open-concept great room, a 3,000-gallon aquarium is a dramatic focal point, while hand-selected boulders and manicured lawns define grounds surrounded by 140 mature trees and a running stream.


Resort-style amenities include a media room with 19-foot screen, infinity pool, exterior kitchen, smart home control system, golf cart parking and personal valet-style services courtesy of the Madison Club.

Address: 81307 Amundsen, La Quinta, CA, 92253

Price: $32,500,000

Built: 2011

Lot size: 85,938 square feet

House size: 17,528 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

Features: Custom designed furniture, 3,000-gallon salt water aquarium with approximately 300 fish, media room with 19-foot screen, wine cellar, outdoor kitchen with barbecue, stove, pizza oven and bar, infinity pool, driving range, 3,500 square-foot guest house with floor-to-ceiling glass, multiple outdoor televisions, patio fireplace, iPad-controlled Smart Home control system

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92253 ZIP Code in January was $405,000, based on 48 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 16.5% decrease in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Tim Smith, Coldwell Banker Residential, 949-717-4711, Nick Blodgett, Hideaway Properties Corporation, 760-777-7450

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