An architectural gem in the desert

The post-and-beam Leff/Florsheim house was restored and updated a decade ago using the original plans and footprint. A row of exterior beams at the entrance, resembling spider legs, are a design signature of the architect, Donald A. Wexler. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass walls bring in views of the surrounding mountains and swimming pool area.

Location: 362 W. Via Sol, Palm Springs 92262

Asking price: $2.899 million

Year built: 1957

House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,540 square feet

Lot size: 13,504 square feet

Features: Walled and gated, atriums, open floor plan, den/office, white terrazzo floors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, swimming pool, spa, fire pit, outdoor living room with fountain, outdoor dining area.

About the area: Last year, 669 single-family homes sold in the 92262 ZIP Code at a median price of $365,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 21.7% price increase from 2012.


Agents: Rick Grahn, Deasy Penner & Partners, (310) 382-0344, and Patrick Stewart, Windermere Real Estate, (760) 325-9091

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