Since its beginning, Palm Springs has been known as an artist colony, attracting artists and art lovers from around the world.
While much of the art can be viewed in museums and galleries, a surprising number of artistic works and installments can be viewed on street corners, in front yards and in our parks.
Pictured above are the larger than life, found art creations of the artist who lives in this Movie Colony neighborhood home. The robot-themed art is colorful, playful and on full display for neighbors and passers by.
You’ll find this home on the corner of E. Granvia Valmonte and N Arquilla Road, just a block from Frank Sinatra’s former Twin Palms Estate and a couple of blocks from Ruth Hardy Park (where you can also view other public art work).
Contact me today, to see any home for sale in this art-lovers neighborhood.
Longtime Palm Springs resident, actor and businesswoman Suzanne Somers and her husband Alan Hamel put their home Les Baux De Palm Springs on the market in 2008 with an asking price of $35 million, just as the real estate market was collapsing. It is currently on the market at $14.5 million and is an incredible value. Her neighbor is Barry Manilow.
The celebirty couple purchased the hillside canyon property in 1977, the same year she shot to stardom in the hit TV series “Three’s Company”. They remodeled it in a romantic, French country style. The home features 10 bedrooms, 9 full baths and 2 partial baths. The estate is located on 73 acres, nestled into the hillside of The Mesa neighborhood in the south end of the city.
In a 2009 episode of Kathy Griffin’s “My Life On The D-List,” Kathy visited Suzanne at the home and was given a tour. You can probably find the episode on DVD or HULU and view the grounds and interior of the home.
The Movie Colony neighborhood, located in the downtown Palm Springs area, was one of the first luxury home developments in the city. Many celebrities have called the neighborhood home over the years. Home prices are once again on the rise, so this may be your last opportunity to snag a deal.
Okay, this isn’t your typical Palm Springs custom built home, but I thought it would get your attention.
The home pictured here is actually the custom, hand-made home of desert pioneer, Cabot Yerxa. June 1st, 2013 was the 100th Anniversary of the home, which is now a museum. You can visit Cabot’s Pueblo Museum at 67616 E. Desert View Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 10 miles north of Palm Springs. For more information, visit www.CabotsMuseum.org.
For help searching for a custom designed and built home in Palm Springs, you can contact me. We have many custom designed homes, here in Palm Springs, in just about every architectural style you can imagine. Though none of them even comes close to Cabot’s home.
Graph above (provided by the Desert Area MLS) depicts price per square foot for homes sold in the city of Palm Springs, California in the past 6 months. In the past 12 months, price per square footage has increased 16.4-percent.
Below are the monthly statistics for home and condo sales in the city of Palm Springs, California, for the month of May, 2013.
There were 200 homes and condos sold in the month of May, which is 6.5 homes sold per day.
LOWEST PRICED SALE
$9,900, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom mobile home on lease land and built in 1961. Sold in 31 days and located in Parkview Mobile Estates, in Central Palm Springs.
HIGHEST PRICED SALE
$1,502,500, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, approximately 2,729 square foot, custom, luxury home on Fee Simple land and built in 1936. Sold in 28 days and located in Smoketree Ranch, in South Palm Springs.
Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Liberace are all Hollywood icons and each called Palm Springs home. You may not be able to live in their former homes, but you can live on their streets and neighborhoods.
Little Tuscany Estates was the hillside neighborhood where Elvis lived until his death in 1977 and there are currently luxury homes for sale at bargain prices.
I receive a lot of requests for, but there are very few Adobe, Santa Fe style homes for sale in Palm Springs.
The largest cluster of Santa Fe style homes is located in the Chino Canyon hillside neighborhood of Palm Springs. The homes aren’t exact replicas but combine the Santa Fe style with a more contemporary look. Set among the boulders of the rustic alluvial fan, they make quite a dramatic impression.