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Period-Perfect Time Capsule Hits the Market in Palm Springs

POSTED BY katherine mcbride COMMENTS

There is something quite alluring about a home that has been left seemingly frozen in time. Time capsule homes are increasing in popularity as it becomes less and less common to find a home of the mid-century era that is either still owned by its original owners or has passed through the hands of only a select few. It is even less common to imagine a home that has managed to maintain it’s original luster or has avoided being remodeled or renovated at some point throughout the years.

That is why these properties are so highly sought after, and why realtors often tell their clients to maintain the original intention of their home if it is possible to do so. Stepping into a time capsule home is like stepping back in time. We just so happened to stumble across such a home for sale in Palm Springs.


423 West Merito Pl Palm Springs, CA 92262
Built: 1957
Square Feet: 3,281
Price: $2,395,000

Photo Source: TKK Represents

Photo Source: TKK Represents

This strikingly authentic Mid Century Modern gem is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Old Las Palmas, in Central Palm Springs. It is currently on the market only for the second time since 1957. As such, much of the original character of the home has been lovingly preserved or thoughtfully upgraded.

Photo Source: TKK Represents

Photo Source: TKK Represents

Photo Source: TKK Represents

Photo Source: TKK Represents

This desert home was designed by notable Architect, Richard Harrison of Wexler/Harrison, in partnership with famed interior designer Arthur Elrod.

From Modernism Weekly:

Richard Arnett Harrison was a native born Southern Californian. Born in Los Angeles June 5, 1924, Rick attended University High School in Los Angeles. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Cum Laude. After travel to Mexico and Canada, Harrison began work at William F. Cody’s firm in Palm Springs from July 1951 to February 1953, where he worked side by side with his soon to be partner Donald Wexler. Other influential architects who worked for Wexler and Harrison included Richard Neutra and William Cody. Harrison went on to design homes throughout Southern California including Seven Lakes and enclaves of homes in Nevada.

Photo Source: TKK Presents

Photo Source: TKK Presents

You can have a truly authentic retro experience when you step back in time with this stunning modern desert home.


 

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