On The Rocks is the epitome of notable Palm Springs architecture, which has been carefully re-imagined to create a private, exclusive resort experience reserved for the most discerning vacation guest.
Situated high in the hills of the historic and eclectic Mesa neighborhood, On The Rocks is an original 1959 Hugh Kaptur, AIA, design, and has been often noted as “one of the finest examples of modern hillside architecture in Palm Springs”. Having undergone a multi-year renovation, On The Rocks has been reimagined by Architect Jim Schmidt. The homes original character remains intact, while introducing the use of industrial raw steel, clean architectural lines and ultra modern finishes. Featuring 200-degree views of three mountain ranges, the cityscape of Palm Springs and the valley floor, On The Rocks boasts a most unique and stunning vantage point.
Grand hand-carved wooden double doors greet guests at the top of the entry stairs, which open into the homes Great Room. Anchored by the original natural rock fireplace, which is flanked by floor to ceiling windows, the Great Room provides unobstructed views from all angles. A large Paul McCobb sectional sofa and Sergio Rodrigues vintage dual armchairs provide comfortable seating for all to take advantage of this unique space and breathtaking views.
The main living spaces of the home feature an open concept layout ideal for entertaining. The chef’s kitchen features a gas cooktop, built-in oven and microwave, and breakfast bar. Thoughtfully equipped, the kitchen at On The Rocks is sure to inspire many levels of culinary creativity, for even the most novice chef. A bar area with dedicated sink provides the ideal space for mixology and craft cocktail creation. Once the meal has been prepared, guests can choose to dine at the formal dining table, outdoors on the adjacent patio, which is accessible via Fleetwood pocketing doors; or at the Breakfast Bar.
On The Rocks features three master suites, with additional sleeping accommodations available (upon request) in the Media Room. Each suite has it’s own individual aesthetic, creating a unique sleeping environment for each of the guests.
The master suite features a Four Seasons King sized bed, Flat Screen TV and en-suite bathroom with single vanity, walk-in shower and outdoor shower with daybed located on the adjacent private patio. A saddle leather wall anchors the Master Suite, hand tooled with a sunburst design, complimented by custom clamp pendant lights designed by Lindsey Adelman.
The first guest quarters feature a Four Seasons King sized bed, Flat Screen TV and en-suite bathroom with single vanity, large soaking tub, and walk-in shower. The en-suite bath also features a pocketing Fleetwood door, providing seamless indoor/outdoor flow creating a most unique bathing experience.
The second guest quarters are located in the private detached Casita. The Love Shack, as it is known, features a full wall custom mural depicting the lyrics of the well-known B-52’s hit song, “Love Shack”. The Love Shack features a Four Seasons king sized bed, Flat Screen TV and en-suite bathroom with single vanity and walk-in shower. The Love Shack features dual walls of sliding glass doors on both the east and west side of the Casita, resulting in a total indoor/outdoor living space.
Additional sleeping accommodations are available by request, in the main house media room. The custom banquet sofa can be converted into sleeping quarters ideally suited for one or two children. The adjacent bathroom is accessible for this room, and features a single vanity and “wet-room” concept shower.
The outdoor living spaces of On The Rocks feature multiple spaces for all guests to enjoy the stunning jetliner views of the valley below. The custom saline pool features two infinity edges, integrated spa and tanning shelf. Multiple chaise lounges surround the pool, providing abundant space for sunbathing and poolside relaxation. Located between the Main House and Casita is the Outdoor Living Room, which features a bar area, fire pit, restored vintage Orange Charmglow gas BBQ and projector for outdoor movie viewing!
Located in the highly desirable Mesa Neighborhood of South Palm Springs, On The Rocks is just minutes from the fine dining, nightlife, art and culture of Palm Canyon Drive and Downtown Palm Springs, yet offers the seclusion and amenities of a private resort.
City of Palm Springs ID #3943