Situated in the heart of the desirable Las Palmas neighborhood in Palm Springs, this home is an untouched tribute to Palm Springs’ “Golden Age.” Designed and furnished by renowned architect and prominent interior designer Arthur Elrod himself, this home is a prime example of why Elrod was known in the 1950’s as the “Design King of the Desert.”
This 4,780 square foot retreat is the perfect setting for a relaxing Palm Springs getaway. Designed inside and out by Arthur Elrod, this estate was Mr. Elrod’s private home from when it was built in 1962 until 1964 when he sold it to a close friend who has kept it completely intact to the present day.
This sprawling 4 bedroom 4 and a half bath home is a true testament to Elrod’s talent. Upon entering the 12’ double doors with brass detail and stepping into the inner court, you are greeted by a reflection pool with a fountain. Another pair of doors leads into the foyer, which is raised above the living room and provides the first glimpse into the home’s remarkable and memorable interior.
The living room with 14 foot high ceilings looks onto the front terrace and pool though 5 floor to ceiling glass windows, each flocked by pleated white linen draperies. The eye-catching custom V’Soke wall to wall white rug with colorful floral accents is in pristine condition and guides your attention to the one-of-a-kind bright orange 22-foot angle sofa and free form coffee table, the perfect space for cocktail hour. All of the original décor accents are still in the home from the days of Elrod, all adding to the home’s charm and nostalgic spell.
Directly off the living room is a wonderful entertainment space complete with a game table, sofa seating and a sunken bar stocked full of period cocktail accoutrements. The dining room is adjacent, and its grand round table and chandelier provide formal seating for 8 atop a round citron yellow hand-tufted rug. The dining room has a view of the tented outdoor seating area, boasting an outdoor dining table for 4, 2 bright yellow sofas and 2 chairs under an original wrought iron chandelier.
There are two kitchens in this home: one prep kitchen with a dishwasher and sink right off the dining room for convenient service for dining guests, and the main kitchen with direct access to the breakfast room which has seating for 4 and a nice view into a vibrant green bamboo garden.
The home has 4 bedrooms, each with en suite baths and flat screen tvs. Right off the breakfast room is a guest room known as “the blue room” for its blue walls and carpeting. This room has a full bed, flat screen tv and shares the view onto the same bamboo garden.
Off the main entertainment space is “the library room” with two twin beds, a built in desk and a flat screen TV. This room has unique walls made of narrow sandblasted wood slats which are finished in a glazed white. This room has two sliding glass doors, making it the main entrance to the pool area.
The hallway off the dining room leads to the other two bedrooms. The 1st boasts a striking queen size yellow canopy bed and direct access to the tented outdoor area. It’s en-suite bath has the endearing charm you would expect from a home of this era. The master bedroom is really quite memorable. The set of double size side-by-side beds are nestled against the original custom large white bed frame that looks stunning against the room’s bright turquoise walls. The room opens up to a pool terrace shaded with canvas lattice with plenty of seating.
The master dressing room and bath look onto a lush private garden. The sleek vanity is made of white carrara glass and pickled ash cabinets lit by a French crystal chandelier. This leads to a remarkably large walk in closet, complete with a large island with Lucite drawers and bits of nostalgia to highlight the Golden Era in which the home was built and decorated.