Palm Springs Estate Has Tennis History Ties

Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for the regulation-size tennis court

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Just in time for this year’s BNP Paribas Open, which runs through March 22, it’s match point for anyone looking to buy a private home with a regulation-size tennis court.

Many prominent desert residents and philanthropists have played in fundraising tennis tournaments at the estate, says Patrick J Lynn, a Broker Associate for HOM Sotheby’s International Realty. The house, located at 345 West El Portal in The Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs, recently came on the market for $1,995,000.


The front of the estate which sits on a double-wide lot.


“Most people think the home was built in the 1940s, but was built in 1981,” notes Lynn. “All of the features are original — the ornate bathroom sinks, the ornate Spanish tiles in various rooms, and the extensive use of wood and beams. The home was built to replicate early-Spanish homes.”

“Right after the home was built, the current owner purchased it and then immediately added the regulation-size tennis court and casitas,” says Lynn.


The second floor master bedroom suite overlooks the pool, spa, and barbecue area that’s off the kitchen.


The home sits on a 27,000-square-foot double lot and has mountain views. The estate was built as a compound that includes two separate casitas — with a total of 1,400-square-feet of living space — and an outdoor bar and entertaining area court side.

One casita has two bedrooms and two baths, the other is one bedroom and one bath, and both have kitchenettes. The main house has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms spread over 3,700 square feet, including a large master suite with two master bathrooms and an expansive walk-in closet.


A gated courtyard at the entrance features bougainvillea trellises.


Patrick J Lynn, Broker Associate, HOM Sotheby’s International Realty, 500 S. Palm Canyon Drive, #101, Palm Springs, 760-328-0600,


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