This iconic property in Palm Springs radiates uniqueness in architecture, visually stunning with captivating views of what defines the Coachella valley. Bernal-SmithGroup and Coldwell Banker Realty present "Desert Modern - The Selter Residence". Designed by famed local architect Hugh M. Kaptur in 1988. Located within the gated community of Parc Andreas in South Palm Springs on the best and most desirable site. Own on lease land without the lease payment until 2047.
The staggered pyramidal roofline with twin pyramids, clad with lightweight concrete roof tiles, defines the structure while offering stunning interior spaces. Each pyramid has functional skylights that open allowing the air to vortex up through the house mimicking the airflow of a fireplace. Sculptured tapering chimneys add a vertical statement to the roofline that calls to discerning enthusiasts. There is a third smaller open-beamed pyramid placed over the entry that sets the tone as you enter the home. The creamy white curved walls, deep-set windows, banks of French doors, tall pyramid-shaped vaulted ceilings sensuously planked with light-colored rough sawn wood, up-lit soffits, inset niches, and various elevations for non-contemporary flare, making the home unique and modern.
The main home offers three en suite bedrooms and a well-placed office with its own bathroom that could be an additional bedroom. Every space in the home captures the essence of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle and ambiance. An inviting master suite with insets, soaring ceilings, Kiva fireplace, and windows capitalize on the views. An attached meditation or yoga room, wrap-around cedar-lined walk-in wardrobe closet with enormous additional storage in the ceiling, inviting bathtub, and separate shower area with sitting space. The second bedroom has a private bathroom, walk-in closet, built-ins, large exterior doors to a private patio space, and picture windows that capture the mountain vistas. At the other end of the home sits the third bedroom with built-ins and a patio area. The office has a walk-in closet and private bathroom which can be a bedroom or den/library. The updated kitchen with new appliances and counters and family room are part of an open-concept space with high ceilings, fireplace, and rock base sitting area. Open the drapes to capture the serene mountainscape and soothing tones of the desert sky. Four fireplaces in total, three of which are Kiva styled to mirror the contemporary architecture in Mexico of the time. The smooth flare and subtle elegance of the time make the architecture timeless. The veranda with multiple seating spaces complements the feeling of serenity or entertainment. A large outdoor picture window purposely placed creates a framed view of the landscape. An outdoor BBQ area sits directly outside of the kitchen.
The three-car garage with direct access has ample storage space and fits right in with the exterior landscape adding to the curb appeal. The home has owned solar, a feature that brings savings in the summer months allowing for a perfectly chilled lifestyle.
The Casita, built a few years after the house complements the original structure, which could be used as a pool house or guest suite. This part of the home is perfectly placed with views of the San Jacinto mountains, the pool, and the southeastern mountain view. Equipped with high ceilings, large windows, a colorful tiled bath, kitchenette, and large walk-in closet. The backdrop of the San Jacinto mountains accentuates the panoramic, undisturbed views and privacy. The awe-inspiring pool with a raised spa, a sculpted pyramid, lush and mature landscaping creates the quintessential Palm Springs outdoor living space and is the perfect setting for a romantic stress-free life. Sit back and enjoy an outdoor meal or a glass of wine as the unique cloud formations of the desert take shape.
HOA - $173/month
Land Lease expires 2081 - This house is excluded from paying any lease payments until 2047. At that time, it may have to be the current lease of $5136 per year.
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- High Ceilings
- Large Kitchen
- Oversized Windows
- Walk-In Closets
- Side-by-Side Washer and Dryer
- Heated Pool
- Large Lot
- Mountain Views
- Quiet and Private
- Gated Community
- Architecturally Significant
- 3 Car Garage