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650 W Linda Vista Dr

Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $2,400,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 66 Days
  • MLS #: 24-357525
Under Contract
$2,400,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.45
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,434
    SQFT
  • $699
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1948
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Here's your Modernism Moment! Available for the first time in over 50 years, this architectural gem was most certainly the talk of the town when it was built in the late 1940's. Imagine old Palm Springs - lightly populated, beautifully rustic and virtually entirely Spanish in architectural flavor. And then, on nearly acre of land where the toe of the San Jacinto Mountain touches the valley floor, a visionary builds something completely new. Exhibiting the very beginnings of what would quickly become desert modern, this home features all the architectural panache reminiscent of the early work of John Porter Clark and Herbert Burns who were just starting to introduce modernism to Palm Springs. Perhaps Clark was even involved here since the original owner, Barney Hinkle, is shown photographed with the architect around this time. In any case, the strength of the architecture and connection to the outdoors display the work of an architect of note. Uniquely sited with an elevated facade to the north and a traditional ground level experience to the south the home enjoys surprising views across the Tennis Club neighborhood and beyond to the windmills north of Palm Springs. The mountain views from the spacious, sparkling pool are surreal. The prominence and provenance of this home are a delight to study. Earliest records show that it was built in 1946/1947 with additions very shortly thereafter. One of its first occupants was Barney Hinkle, a local bon vivant who was a real estate agent, investor and one of the developers of Thunderbird Country Club, and one of the most recent owners was Frederick Sleight, Executive Director of the Desert Museum. While living in the home, Mr. Sleight worked with E. Stewart Williams to design and build the new Palm Springs Art Museum. Laid out in a u-shaped pattern, the home's center core is the public space with glass walls front and back. Here one will find the open living/dining area anchored by a large stacked-stone fireplace wall at the eastern end, and the large kitchen at the western end. The home is currently configured with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, two of which open onto the pool deck and could be repurposed as cabanas or attached casitas. The landscaping is mature and lush, with ancient stone walls at both the Linda Vista and Santa Rosa borders. This residence is a piece of Palm Springs history, a treasure uncovered for architectural enthusiasts, and a preservationist's dream home.

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Based on information from the Combined LA/Westside Multiple Listing Service as of 2024-04-20T16:13:31.003. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
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650 W Linda Vista Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Price: $2,400,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 66 Days
  • MLS #: 24-357525
5
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.45
Acres
3,434
SQFT
$699
$/SQFT
1948
Built
Neighborhood:
Tennis Club
County:
Riverside
Area:
Palm Springs Central
School District:
Palm Springs Unified
Property Description
Here's your Modernism Moment! Available for the first time in over 50 years, this architectural gem was most certainly the talk of the town when it was built in the late 1940's. Imagine old Palm Springs - lightly populated, beautifully rustic and virtually entirely Spanish in architectural flavor. And then, on nearly acre of land where the toe of the San Jacinto Mountain touches the valley floor, a visionary builds something completely new. Exhibiting the very beginnings of what would quickly become desert modern, this home features all the architectural panache reminiscent of the early work of John Porter Clark and Herbert Burns who were just starting to introduce modernism to Palm Springs. Perhaps Clark was even involved here since the original owner, Barney Hinkle, is shown photographed with the architect around this time. In any case, the strength of the architecture and connection to the outdoors display the work of an architect of note. Uniquely sited with an elevated facade to the north and a traditional ground level experience to the south the home enjoys surprising views across the Tennis Club neighborhood and beyond to the windmills north of Palm Springs. The mountain views from the spacious, sparkling pool are surreal. The prominence and provenance of this home are a delight to study. Earliest records show that it was built in 1946/1947 with additions very shortly thereafter. One of its first occupants was Barney Hinkle, a local bon vivant who was a real estate agent, investor and one of the developers of Thunderbird Country Club, and one of the most recent owners was Frederick Sleight, Executive Director of the Desert Museum. While living in the home, Mr. Sleight worked with E. Stewart Williams to design and build the new Palm Springs Art Museum. Laid out in a u-shaped pattern, the home's center core is the public space with glass walls front and back. Here one will find the open living/dining area anchored by a large stacked-stone fireplace wall at the eastern end, and the large kitchen at the western end. The home is currently configured with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, two of which open onto the pool deck and could be repurposed as cabanas or attached casitas. The landscaping is mature and lush, with ancient stone walls at both the Linda Vista and Santa Rosa borders. This residence is a piece of Palm Springs history, a treasure uncovered for architectural enthusiasts, and a preservationist's dream home.
Exterior Features

Building Type Detached Exterior Construction Stucco Horse YN No Levels One Lot Description LandscapedExterior Security LightsFencedAutomatic GateBack YardFront Yard Lot Location CityCul-De-SacHillside Lot Size Area 19602 Other Structures None Parking Garage Garage - 2 CarGatedGarage Is AttachedDriveway - Concrete Pool Description HeatedGunitePrivate Pool YN Yes Roof Shingle Spa None Spa YN No Sprinklers Sprinkler System Style Architectural Total Parking 2 View Description MountainsCityCity LightsCanyonDesert View YN Yes

Interior Features

Bathroom Features Shower Over TubShower StallTub OnlyDual Entry (Jack & Jill) Bath Bedroom Features Dressing AreaMaster Suite Common Walls Detached/No Common Walls Cooking Appliances Range Cooling Air ConditioningMulti/ZoneWall/WindowElectricHeat Pump(s)Central Den No Dining Room No Eating Areas Dining Area Equipment Ceiling FanCableWasherDryerSolar PanelsRefrigeratorRange/Oven Family Room Yes Fireplace Rooms Living RoomMaster Bedroom Fireplaces 2 Flooring TileWoodCarpet Furnished Unfurnished Heating CentralElectricHeat PumpForced AirCombination Kitchen Features Ceramic Counters Laundry RoomOther One Quarter Baths 0 Rooms BarBreakfast AreaJack And JillDressing AreaEnclosed Glass PorchFamily RoomDining AreaLiving RoomMaster BedroomPantryPowderSunTwo Masters Windows Window Blinds

Property Features

Available For Lease No Disclosures Trust/Conservatorship Fireplace YN Yes Hoa Yn No Land Lease Purchase YN No Land Lease Type Fee Lease Option No Planned Urban Development No Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Sale Type Standard Security Features Automatic Gate Sewer Cess Pool Source Living Area Appraiser Source Lot Size Area Vendor Enhanced Water District Year Built Source Other Zoning R1A

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Based on information from the Combined LA/Westside Multiple Listing Service as of 2024-04-20T16:13:31.003. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
 
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