Jim Houston Lists Palm Springs Home for $11 Million

Old Las Palmas property has 5 bedrooms plus two one-bedroom guest houses

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The 11,080 square foot home sited on 1.5 acres was built in 2003.
Photos by Tom Brewster


Palm Springs philanthropist Jim Houston has listed his Houston South mansion in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs for $11 million.

The 11,080 square foot home sited on 1.5 acres was built in 2003, and features soaring ceilings, custom wood and steel cabinetry, paneled walls and doors, and pocketed high-end sliders to bring the outdoors in.


Dining area of Jim Houston's Palm Springs home.


The lavish Master suite with sitting room/office offers dual baths, walk in closets, and fully automated dry cleaner-style conveyor systems. The property also includes warehouse-style storage rooms, a climate controlled wine room, fully automated fountains and water features, separate maid’s quarters and a detached gardeners’ building, two one-bedroom guest houses, and a fully finished four-car air conditioned garage accessed by a gated and protected motor court.

Copper clad facia, custom stonework, and handcrafted steel gates and doors are present throughout the estate.


Kitchen area of Jim Houston's home.


The landscaped grounds are completely walled/gated and secured by an elaborate state-of-the-art security system. Additional outdoor features include a stunning Italian garden with abundant fruit trees and an exquisite Italian fountain replica, Koi pond surrounded by Taihu limestone rock imported from Lake Tai, China, outdoor kitchen and bar with upscale appliances, and massive entertaining spaces — many with high-tech heating systems.


The Master Suite with sitting room/office offers dual baths, walk in closets, and fully automated dry cleaner-style conveyor systems.


Numerous exterior private courtyards adjoin the bedrooms and baths, and a private resort quality swimmer’s pool and spa well located to the Master suite. Mature landscaping includes many palm trees and other specimen plantings.

For more information, contact Scott Histed of Windermere Real Estate at 760-218-1751.


Living room area at Jim Houston's home.


Location: 345 N. Via Las Palmas, Palm Springs

Style: Contemporary

Asking price: $11 million

Year built: 2003

Square footage: 11,080

Lot: 1.5 acres

Bedrooms: 5 plus 2 one-bedroom guest homes

Baths: 14

Garage: 4-car air conditioned plus off-street staff parking

Neighborhood: Old Las Palmas


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