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Home of the Week: A newly built post-and-beam by the late Donald Wexler

Home of the Week | Feb. 21, 2016
The steel-and-glass home, completed last year, sits on what was once part of an estate owned by Frank Sinatra. Designed by the late Donald Wexler, the post-and-beam design features floor-to-ceiling windows, open-plan spaces and an atrium/reflecting pool.
(Patrick Ketchum)

It was more than a decade ago that Donald Wexler originally drew up plans for this polished post-and-beam in Palm Springs’ famed Movie Colony East neighborhood. The Midcentury Modern architect, nicknamed “the Man of Steel” for his steel-and-glass houses, returned to update the project prior to his passing in 2015. Consulting architect Lance O’Donnell completed the home in Wexler’s vision later that year. Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, Terrazzo floors and an indoor water feature are among details of note.

Location: 1155 E. Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, 92262

Asking price: $2.35 million

Year built: 2015


Architect: Donald Wexler

House size: 2,550 square feet, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.41 of an acre


Features: Steel and glass construction; in-ground water feature; Terrazzo floors; open living and dining room; two-sided fireplace; office/den; stainless steel appliances; drought tolerant landscaping; swimming pool

About the area: In January, 43 single-family homes sold in the 92262 ZIP Code at a median price of $450,000, according to CoreLogic. That was a 33.1% increase in median price compared with January 2015.

Agent: Marc Sanders, (760) 218-1999, Bennion Deville Homes

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