OPEN HOUSE: 1161 Mira Luna, Palm Springs, CA
Date and time: Saturday, March 18 from Noon to 3PM
Built 2006, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approx. 1630 sq. ft.
Asking price: $349,900
Imagine living just a few miles from the popular uptown Palm Springs village and its many trendy restaurants, shopping and entertainment establishments.
Mountain Gate is one of the few gated communities offering single story, single family homes, in the city. Plus, YOU OWN THE LAND and HOA fees are only $100 a month!
This resort-like 2006, Tierra Linda model, with open floor plan, offers lots of upgrades, including stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bath, neutral tile in living spaces, a cozy fireplace and two backyard patios with covers. The large master bedroom boasts a spacious walk-in closet and just down the hall is a convenient laundry room with washer and dryer. There’s also a 2-car garage and large driveway offering ample parking.
This charmer is also close to one of the 3 community pools and spas. Not far away are the tennis courts, playground and greenbelts. If you’re looking for a low maintenance home, yard and lifestyle, you’ve found it!
In 1966, “The Sound of Music” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 5 of them, including Best Picture of the year.
One of the stars of the film lived in Palm Springs, until her death in 2013, at the age of 91. Her former Canyon Estates home is currently for sale, for under $500,000.
The south Palm Springs midcentury modern development, where she lived, was designed by architect Charles E Dubois. The community has a clubhouse, a fitness center, 15 pools, 12 spas and a 9-hole golf course, with no green fees for owners. The homeowner association fees include cable TV and earthquake insurance.
Over the years, Palm Springs has been home to 100s of Academy Award winners and nominees. If you’re looking to purchase one of their former homes, or a home in one of their neighborhoods, or if you just want a home where you can throw a fabulous Oscar party, please contact me today at the number listed above.
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.
One of the free events, still open, at this year’s Modernism Week is the “E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master” exhibition.
Daily during Modernism Week, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium
300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) is probably best known as the architect of Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms, Palm Springs estate. The home is one of the most iconic midcentury modern residences in the desert, and perhaps the world. Many of his other well known works will also be exhibited.
To view other free events during Modernism Week, click the link below.
Kaptur Court is a collection of new, architecturally significant modern homes, designed by Architect Hugh Kaptur. These luxury homes were completed in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of central Palm Springs in 2016.
The Post and Beam construction, with Butterfly roof line, pays homage to the desert Modernism design of the late 1950’s and ’60s.
Home prices start at just over one million. You own the land and there are no HOA fees in this intimate community.
Contact me today, at the number listed above, to see Palm Springs homes currently for sale.
As Realtors, we are asked lots of questions, and are happy to answer them all, if we can. Below is an email I received today. The buyers asks a question that I’m often asked:
“Hi Steve, can you tell me which areas are the safest in the desert? May sound like a silly question, but we have no idea. We were looking at a unit in [a popular neighborhood] and were told it was a high crime area. I Googled it and it seems as if that is true. Would you say [another popular neighborhood] is in a safer area? Thanks”
Here is how I always answer this popular question: The best way to check neighborhood safety and crime statistics is to go online. Each city usually has a website that lists crimes by type and area. You can also call the cities and they can often give you this information over the phone. Anything I could say on the subject would just be hearsay and not based on fact. I can only speak to the neighborhood I live in, and even that would be mostly based on what I’ve heard.
Bottom line: It’s always best to go to the source for the latest and most accurate information. And the best source from crime information is the probably the police department.
If you want to know what homes are selling for or how to quickly sell your home at market value, I’m pretty certain that I’m the best source for that and can offer you the most accurate and up to the minute information.