Palm Springs’ latest home designed by Donald Wexler asks for $4.4 million – Press Enterprise

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  • Inside the front door. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The swimming pool and the spa.  (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum...

    The swimming pool and the spa. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The main living area overlooks the pool and resort-style spa.

    The main living area overlooks the resort style pool and spa. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The living room.  (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

    The living room. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • This patio is directly outside the master suite.  (Picture by...

    This patio is directly outside the master suite. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The main bathroom.  (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

    The main bathroom. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The master bedroom.  (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

    The master bedroom. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The den.  (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

    The den. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • The house wraps around a reflecting pool.  (Photo by Patrick...

    The house wraps around a reflecting pool. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

  • A view of the house from the front yard.  (Photo...

    A view of the house from the front yard. (Photo by Patrick Ketchum of Ketchum Photography)

The latest home Modernist architect Donald Wexler was directly involved in designing is on the Palm Springs market for $4.395 million.

Completed in 2015, this all-white steel post-and-beam dwelling spans 2,550 square feet with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a den.

The listing markets the property as “turnkey” and “furnished with high-end custom furnishings by designer Calla Cane.” It wraps around a reflecting pool and welcomes the outdoors inside.

Large expanses of glass frame the resort-style pool and spa in the enclosed front yard with views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Inside, a double-sided fireplace divides the living and dining room and the kitchen is behind a half-partition wall.

Other highlights include a large glass shower in the main bathroom.

Property records show the home sold in August 2020 for $2.38 million. The seller has since updated the home with solar power, an HVAC system and a tankless water heater.

Michael Valeo of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties owns the listing.

The home sits on over three-quarters of an acre in the historic Movie Colony neighborhood, on land that was once part of Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” home.

According to a previous listing, plans drawn by Wexler were finalized less than two months before he died in June 2015 at age 89.

Wexler introduced steel to residential design as an affordable and sturdy material suitable for the desert climate. In the early 1960s, he and his partner, Richard Harrison, designed seven all-steel and glass homes for a neighborhood in Palm Springs.

These homes are now granted Class 1 Historic Site status and Steel Development House #2 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wexler’s other Palm Springs projects include Palm Springs International Airport, the former Dinah Shore Estate and the Royal Hawaiian Estates condo community.

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