Between rock, hot place

Times Staff Writer

This is the Riverside County residence of Robert De Young, who has designed L.A.-area homes for such celebrities as actor Christopher Lloyd.

The house is near Nuevo, about 45 miles from Palm Springs and 75 miles from Los Angeles.

It sits on top of a mountain and has panoramic views of three mountain ranges. Temperatures at the site reach the high 90s in August, when they are in the triple digits on the valley floor.

The house is on slightly more than 21 acres of natural rockscape that is zoned for horses and can be subdivided for a second home site.


About this house: De Young designed and built the home 11 years ago. He is selling because he doesn’t spend much time in California anymore. He has homes in France and Wilmington, S.C.

Asking price: $1.3 million

Size: The 2,600-square-foot house has a master bedroom suite, a second bedroom, bathroom and a bonus room.

Features: The home is decorated with European reliefs from the 11th and 12th centuries, mahogany windows and doors, and parquet floors. It has a deck, a covered patio, cathedral ceilings and air-conditioning.


Where: It’s near Nuevo, in Riverside County.

Listing agent: Susan Chadney, (323) 769-3311, Prudential California Realty, John Aaroe division, Larchmont Boulevard in L.A., and Mitchel Mills, (760) 323-5000, Prudential John Aaroe, Palm Springs.

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