An iconic Palm Springs listing is returning to the market this week. Built in 1966 by modern architect Howard Lapham, the sprawling nine-bedroom, 11-bath home and its two-bedroom guest house have been on and off the market since 2016.
Lapham made a name for himself with large-scale midcentury projects, including the Thunderbird Heights home that’s famous for being a frequent vacation vacation spot for the Obamas. This 9.445-square-foot home is a fun and funky take on midcentury living, located on a three-quarter-acre lot in the posh Movie Colony neighborhood.
Lapham’s trademark high ceilings, walls of glass, and spacious rooms all make an appearance, and the home’s cantilevered roofs and poured terrazzo floors will appeal to midcentury purists. But it’s the over-the-top interior design and Arthur Elrod designed furnishings that catches your eye; some rooms feature bright yellows, pinks, and eggshell blues, while others are decorated with everything from patterned red-and-white wallpaper or gilded tile work.
Other perks include Mayan-inspired doors, a cocktail bar, two swimming pools, and mature landscaping. Ready to own what may be the largest original midcentury home in Palm Springs? 650 East Tachevah Drive is on the market now for $4,250,000.