The door alone lets you know you'll love it, right?
From the well put-together tour brochure:
This home was originally designed by renowned mid-century modern architects Palmer and Krisel and constructed by the architects' frequent collaborator, the Palm springs-based Alexander Company in 1958 and 1960.
You can see a whole bunch of Palmer Krisel homes here. This home is located in Vista Las Palmas which has many beautiful mid-century modern homes. This particular home was constructed in 1958 for the original owner who was, supposedly, founder with his family of the Bob's Big Boy chain.
The house is set up like a vacation home with an entire wing of three additional bedroom/bathroom suites which the owners call casitas (a luxurious bungalow serving as private guest accommodations at a resort hotel, especially in the southwestern U.S. or Mexico).
Fabulous rock wall exterior and slope roof.
Good look at the hunka hunka fireplace.
Main house bedrooms.
I brake for glass.
Landscaping at this home was really spectacular.
The kitchen sort of looks like plywood cabinets which would have been typical. The owners went through a restoration and tried to be as true to the original design as possible.
I take a lot of pictures of kitchens lately. I like this compact Wolf stove/hood combo.
Nice microwave tuck away. Do you like wood covered refrigerators? Not sure. Can you see the terrazzo floors in the kitchen pictures? I really like them.
The following three bathrooms are from the casitas. Little shower, sink, toilet combos. Clearly for guests. This house has five bedrooms and possibly five bathrooms.
Mint bathroom tile.
Blue bathroom. I liked that they had some of the original bathrooms intact.
The backyard of this home is where the six-house tour ended. There was quite a party.
I liked the angles of this concrete walkway. The concrete outdoor furniture is supposedly original.
I love their fireplace.
A light fixture I like the looks of (say that three times fast).
Modernists enjoying the concrete furniture and fire pit. Don't tell these people I took their picture. I have no releases.
The obligatory pool with palm trees.
Ping pong table! And the rock incorporated into the patio exactly where it probably lay on the property. This roof section connects the main house with the casitas and garage.
Godiva chocolates as a parting gift. Classy tour touch.
I love this light!!!! Surprised?
New model yellow Thunderbird parked in front. To go with the front door perhaps?
Yard uses a ton of decompressed granite which is what we are starting to use as well.
Across the street neighbor's charming triangle house. My mom will let us know in the comments what these are called as I can't remember. She is good like that.
Update from NapaProject: This Palmer and Krisel house was featured in LA Curbed. It is a rental now at $997 per night. Gulp. The house originally sold in 2009 for $650K. It had been remodeled probably many times over the years, and sadly was stuck in the 80's. Luckily the current homeowners rescued it.
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