Palm Springs Glamorous Getaway
With views of the mountains, a half-acre of property, and a prime site within the Canyon Country Club overlooking lush greens, this Palm Springs home immediately interested Eric Kurasch. “When I first walked in, I felt like I was in a Four Seasons resort,” he says. Kurasch promptly bought the house as a weekend getaway.
Previous homeowners had renovated the home over the course of its 40 years, so when Kurasch moved in, all he had to do was give it his personal touches. One such touch is in the master suite, where he has created a cozy seating area against the curved windows that takes advantage of the natural light. Not only is it his favorite place in the house to sit down with a good book, but friends often grab a drink from the wet bar and gather there. “To me, that [area] is just total serenity,” Kurasch says.
In fact, the house is full of comfortable niches. Kurasch decorated all rooms in soft, contemporary tones. The classically designed media room and airy family room are both natural draws for guests. Overlooking the pool, golf course, and an outdoor seating area, the main living area features a curved fireplace and adjoins to the expansive wet bar. The six bathrooms vary in style and size and run the gamut of travertine, tumbled marble, and limestone finishes. One even has the original terrazzo floor, shower, and tub. The bathroom off the master suite features interesting elements, including a motorized skylight that closes at a drop of rain and a spa-like sauna.
Kurasch also finds good use in the home’s automated system, which controls the 168 recessed lights and pipes sound into every room.
Location: Canyon North, Palm Springs
Year built: 1964; major renovation in 1981 by Holden & Johnson Architects
Specs: 5,000 square feet — master suite, 2 guest bedrooms, 6 baths