Sunken living room alert
The desert is hot, but this four-bedroom house in Palm Springs is very, very cool. Designed in 1978 by architect Hal Lacy, it has all the groovy bells and whistles one might hope for in a home of this period, namely a sunken living room, an amazing atrium, and more than one wall entirely covered in mirrors.
The nearly 3,700-square-foot residence is being sold by filmmaker David Frankham, who renovated it, adding Heath tiles, handmade tiles in the shower, and marble and Caesarstone. There’s also a plug to charge a Tesla on-site.
The house sits on an ample site, about one-third of an acre, with plenty of room in the rear yard for entertaining. The centerpiece of the backyard is a pool that, from above, resembles an emerald-cut gem.
- 1515 E. Via Estrella [Patrick Jordan/Bennion Deville Homes]