Completely private & hidden, the multiple residence compound rests on a gently rolling knoll in The Mesa neighborhood of south Palm Springs. Currently the home of one of the most important Pulitzer Prize Winning American authors of our time, Herman Wouk, and also the former desert home of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.
Built in 1934, the estate features a “main” rock house, with all of the character and noteworthy detail indicative of the period. There is abundant use of rock on the exterior and interior, massive fireplace walls, beamed ceilings, paver floors, walls of original mullion windows, block construction with lath & plaster, entertainer’s wet bar, cedar lined closets, French doors, deep/covered loggias, custom kitchen with 2 separate cooking zones, skylights and beautiful entertaining spaces at every turn. Behind gates, there is covered parking for 4 cars plus parking for an additional 6.
The doors throughout the main house & guest house display intricately carved wood and serve as perfect design partners to the perfectly preserved original tile and iron accents.
In addition to the 6 bedroom, 6 ½ bathroom main house of over 5000 square feet, there is a completely separate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house, built in 1970 on its own lot, with large living room and kitchen in nearly 2000 square feet with its own entrance and parking for 3-4 cars. It too has intricately carved wood doors & shutters and many built-ins.
Also on offer; a secluded Tennis Court, original Pool (with diving board) and beautiful landscaping that includes 66 stately palm trees.
Co-Listed with Scott Lyle (Douglas Elliman)