Home of the Day: Midcentury fortress shines in Palm Springs
A gleaming black driveway provides a visual contrast to the ivory, windowless exterior of this Palm Springs residence, built for a member of the Factor family in 1969. Tall silver doors mark the entrance to the Midcentury home, opening to a gallery entry set off by floor-to-ceiling glass and an adjacent living room with a towering black granite fireplace. Outdoors, long verandas center on a wide entertainer’s space and pool.
Location: 1255 E Via Estrella, Palm Springs, 92264
Price: $3.45 million
Year built: 1969
House size: 5,471 square feet, three bedrooms, 4.25 bathrooms
Lot size: 0.56 acres
Features: Black granite, floor-to-ceiling glass, Terrazzo flooring, gallery entry, formal living room with wall fireplace, dining room, master suite with lounge, media room/office, terrace, courtyard, pool spa
Notes: Furniture and artwork in keeping with designer Richard Himmel’s original vision is included in the sale. The collection has been appraised at $1.2 million.
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92264 ZIP Code in March was $585,000 based on 44 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents a decrease in median price of about 16% compared to March 2014.
Agent: Jim Schwietz, Windermere Real Estate, (760) 327-3990
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