Bel Vista House #2 by architect Albert Frey, 1946. The meticulously restored home is set amidst a mature citrus grove and native plantings on a large corner lot in central Palm Springs. With unobstructed mountain views, it is on fee land you own (no lease). One of only a handful of houses with the premiere honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is also a locally designated Class 1 Historic Site with Mills Act and has substantially reduced property taxes. Part of a tract listed as one of the city s 100 most important architectural sites, Bel Vista House #2 is restored with an integrity rarely seen. It has a fully renovated modern kitchen (including dishwasher and in-cabinet microwave) with restored original cabinetry and custom tile work, a new bathroom with stunning period detail, beautiful cork and polished concrete floors, a copper water line from meter and a newer main sewer line. In 2016 the home received a new pool & spa, new electrical panel, new foam roof, new central air, new sprinkler system and more. A Frey-inspired corrugated metal fence surrounds the large yard and brings privacy to its abundant outside spaces. The amazing mountain views, mature pine, palm and fruit trees, regulation horseshoe pit, large covered patio, fire pit and large lawn area make it great for events and entertaining. The home can be used as a short-term rental under the City's new rules. Part of the only built housing tract designed by Frey and the City s first early-modern neighborhood, it evokes the International Style. Painted in its original color palette throughout, it's a joyful celebration of Frey's aesthetic and reflects his consummate body of work. Ahead of its time in many ways including an abundance of closet space and two-light glass doors throughout it presents a bold contrast to postwar housing norms. The design bathes its interior with an abundance of natural light. A bright indoor/outdoor style comes to life in every room. Outside, the original curved block wall off the large laundry room preserves a dynamic curvilinear element omnipresent in his work. Albert Frey, the subject of an upcoming new book and museum show, is one of Palm Springs' most important architects - his legacy is hard to overstate. Don't miss the rare opportunity to own an important part of Palm Springs' architectural heritage.
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Updated: 2nd December, 2022 6:01 AM (UTC)