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Concrete block design sets the tone at Palm Springs redo

Concrete block design sets the tone at Palm Springs redo
The Midcentury Modern home in Palm Springs was built in 1961. (David Blank)

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

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Price: $1.995 million

Built: 1961

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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.

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Agent: TTK Represents, HK Lane — Christie's International Real Estate, (760) 904-5234, ttkrepresents.com

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