Buckle up yer jet packs, time travelers– we’re about to take a ride back to 1969 glamour in this amazing, technicolor dream house in Twin Palms, Palm Springs, listed by Lucio Bernal. And is it… the wave of the future? Maybe: It was a big hit during the recent Modernism Week, we are told. Would it be: Minimalism: Out; Maximalism: In. P.S. Today is Pam’s birthday, she would be very grateful if someone would buy her this beauty — she will not change A. Thing. Thank you, super-reader ineffablespace, for this time capsule tip!
From the property listing:
- Price: $850,000
- Year built: 1969
- Square footage: 3,350
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1 full/ 2 3/4
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK. Take a stroll down memory lane in this meticulously preserved Twin Palms Masterpiece. This one-of-a-kind time capsule will leave you feeling as though you’ve been plucked from reality and transported to a time of Cocktail Parties and Hollywood Weekend Retreats. This stunning home truly represents the epitome of Modernism and the essence Palm Springs. From the Moire wallpaper and draperies to the gold crystal chandeliers throughout, this fully furnished blast from the past will leave you asking only one question: Shaken or Stirred? Home features, a dramatic gated entry, terrazzo floors in the hallways, custom drapes, custom furniture, den with bar and custom bar stools, a fireplace, pool, spa, views of San Jacinto mountains, two car garage, and countless details and features to enhance your experience and lifestyle.
Wow, this home is decorated to the nines — and it is evident that the owner and interior designer worked together to use bold color throughout the home. Each room is nearly monochromatic with one main color used very boldly in the space.
Lucio Bernal, the listing agent for the property, was just as impressed with the decor as we were. He wrote:
The big mystery on this house is that it had two owners, and no one seems to know who did the decor and the architecture. We are trying to find out. It would be fun if your audience was able to figure it out.
This house has turned Modernism Week upside down here, because it is the house that seems to be most photographed and talked about.
Apparently this house was a hit with everyone who came to see it!
Leaving no detail out, the window on the opposite side of the room is equally extravagant and bright. A custom made TV stand with symmetrical hot pink tufted benches flanking either side brings a little of the ornateness from the headboard to the opposite side of the room.
The hot pink carpet continues all the way down the hall and into the master bathroom, which features a ginormous double vanity and a free form sunken tub in the center of the room — likely so you can admire every bit of the gorgeous decor whilst bathing!
Above: Inneffablespace points out the “Bolection” style molding; now we know a new word:
One detail that I think people should take note of is the overscaled Bolection-style molding that is used as an entire drawer face on the pink bathroom vanities , with a simpler Bolection for the drawers on the green bathroom vanity. That is really sumptuous detail.
- Mega thanks to realtor Lucio Bernal from Berkshire Hathaway for allowing us to feature this stunning property.
- Thanks also to the fine folks at Red Door Pictures for taking such great photos of the property and sharing them with us.
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