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Midcentury and Modern

Designed by architect Charles Du Bois in 1961, this restored home will be featured in the Modern on the Market Open House Extravaganza taking place during Modernism Week.

Lawrence Karol Current Digital, Home & Design, Real Estate

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Entertaining is easy in the resort-like backyard with up-close views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Even sight unseen, this Palm Springs residence achieves a trifecta: It was designed by architect Charles Du Bois, built by the Alexander Construction Company, and is located on the western edge of the city's sought-after Vista Las Palmas neighborhood. But its charms don't stop there.

Currently on the market for $1,995,000, the home's sophisticated interior has been thoughtfully renovated to suit the needs of a 21st-century buyer yet retains many period details. Beautiful, original poured terrazzo floors flow throughout the house, there are vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and Heath Ceramics tile enlivens the kitchen and bathrooms.

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Clerestory windows and walls of glass fill the space with light and offer two separate mountain views — the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and the Chocolate Mountains to the east.

The four-bedroom (plus a home office), three-bathroom, over 2,200-square-foot home features a layout where the custom kitchen is tucked off to the side, but also opens to the living and dining areas. It's outfitted with quartz countertops and high-end appliances such as a Wolf stove, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator.


The house was designed by architect Charles Du Bois and built by the Alexander Construction Company. Du Bois, along with William Krisel and Dan Palmer, designed approximately 330 homes in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

The master en-suite has a sunken tub that was molded out of terrazzo, quartz countertops, and a private outdoor shower.

The over one-quarter-acre lot includes a spacious backyard with a large loggia — covered by a unique, steel I-beam overhang — that functions as an outdoor living room, plus a gas grill and a serene pool with a tanning shelf. "It's a special lot and is 20 percent bigger than most in the neighborhood," notes realtor Chris Menrad.

810 N. Rose Avenue, Palm Springs, 1:30-3:30 viewing
Charles Du Bois, AIA

Chris Menrad, TTKrepresents/Compass, 949-887-4674
[email protected].


The living room has many original details including tongue-and-groove ceilings, a stone fireplace and terrazzo hearth, breeze block, and poured terrazzo floors.

Modern on the Market 2020

This Charles Dubois house is one of several midcentury homes for sale during the opening weekend of Modernism Week. “Modern on the Market” shines the spotlight on the architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market.

Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 15 in Palm Springs, and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta.

See the list of open houses below. Please note the list may contain some inaccuracies due to the possibility of a property selling prior to the event. Contact the realtor associated with the property to confirm the property’s status.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Palm Springs

953 N. Rose Ave., Palm Springs, Noon to 2 p.m.

William Krisel home
Rick Distel, Compass
DRE:# 01933993

1440 S Driftwood Drive, Deepwell, Palm Springs, By Appointment Only

(Rumored) Lawrence Lapham architect
Louise Hampton – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServies
DRE# 00802409

2401 Cahuilla Drive, Palm Springs, by appointment only

James Cioffi, architect
Louise Hampton – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
DRE# 00802409

444 W. Stevens, Palm Springs, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

David Whitworth, Romina Gil de Matos and Jesse Huskey – Compass
[email protected]

1287 Los Robles Dr, Palm Springs, Noon to 2 p.m.

Charles Du Bois, AIA
TTK Represents - Compass
[email protected]
DRE# 01327863

599 Camino Calidad, Palm Springs,  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OMNI Group -Bennion Deville Homes
CalBRE# 01782691 | 01333658

276 Desert Lakes Drive, Palm Springs, noon to 2 p.m.

Gregg Fletcher, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty

1551 Paseo Vida, Palm Springs, Noon to 3 p.m. 

Charles Du Bois, architect
Marc Lange, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
DRE# 01407481

1475 S. Paseo de Marcia, 10 a.,m. to 4 p.m.

Incredible west-facing midcentury ranch in the desirable area of Deepwell Estates
Scott Histed, Bennion Deville Homes
DRE#: 01031722

Sunday, Feb. 16

Rancho Mirage

38 Evening Star Drive / Thunderbird Cove, Rancho Mirage, By Appointment Only

Steven Chase
Louise Hampton – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
DRE# 00802409