PALM SPRINGS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The newly listed $2.795 million Alexander House evokes the high artistic value for which master architect Walter S. White is known. White, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, designed and constructed the original residence in 1956, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the California State Office of Historic Preservation in 2016.
Each elevation of the property is markedly different. Architectural highlights include: the curling roof that seems to peel away from the two-story building whose western half appears to be embedded into the hillside; a floating “light shelf” set between the roof and the sliding glass walls on the home’s south side; and unusual V-shaped steel supports, giving the appearance that the eastern half of the home hovers above the natural bolder-covered slope. The lower level of the home is also clad in glass and incorporates locally obtained “lava rock,” which continues into the interior on both levels. The upper level of the home integrates vertical redwood siding and glass with a spacious rear balcony.
The original 28-foot-wide circular pool is complemented by a rock-clad hot tub. The integration of old and new includes updated kitchen appliances and bath furnishings. The interior design preserves a White-designed, custom steel pendant chandelier, suspended from the end of the joist of the black-painted steel beam; a free-standing circular steel fireplace; and an open-tread, black-steel staircase created by renowned architect Albert Frey. All contribute to the distinctive character and luxury of the Alexander House.
Blending historical importance and timeless design, Alexander House is tucked away in the Little Tuscany neighborhood, one of Palm Springs' oldest residential districts known to have been frequented by the famed “Rat Pack” celebrities. The more than 3,200-square-foot property, located at 1011 W. Cielo Drive, offers spectacular views of the Coachella Valley. The main residence features two bedrooms, three bathrooms and an oversized two-car garage. The secluded property also includes a quaint guest house with one bedroom, two bathrooms and a comfortable living room.
White's architectural genius is on display throughout the property, from its foundation embedded in natural boulders to its signature curving roof. The site’s mixture of desert trees, cacti and plantings set above a sea of boulders in front of the house enhance the property’s privacy.
Alexander House Highlights:
- Designed by Walter S. White, apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright
- Included on the National Register of Historic Places
- Infinite views of Coachella Valley
- Unique architecture that blends with natural surroundings
- Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms
- Circular pool and spa
- Private setting
- Includes unique original designs, including curved roof, circular fireplace, Frey-designed staircase, oversized garage with extra room for a workout or wine room
For additional information visit: PatrickStewartProperties.com or contact Patrick Jordan or Stewart Smith at 760-325-9091 to schedule a private showing of the architecturally significant Palm Springs property.