Concrete block design sets the tone at Palm Springs redo


We usher in Modernism Week with a contemporary renovation in Palm Springs. Set behind a geometric, three-dimensional concrete block wall, the single-story Midcentury Modern is entered through opaque-glass-and-steel doors. Architect Charles DuBois is known for designing some of the desert community’s more distinctive houses, including this one in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

Address: 802 N. Rose Ave., Palm Springs 92262

Price: $1.995 million

Built: 1961

Lot size: 11,761 square feet

House size: 2,550 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms

Features: Kitchen island, living room and den fireplaces, media room, Fleetwood sliding doors, swimming pool and spa, mountain views


About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92262 ZIP Code in December was $550,000, based on 39 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 25% increase compared with the same month the previous year.

Agent: TTK Represents, HK Lane — Christie’s International Real Estate, (760) 904-5234,

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