Don't miss an extraordinary opportunity to experience a world of history and hidden grandeur in this exotic 1936 Spanish beauty that has only improved with age! This secluded estate is walled, gated and hedged to offer the utmost privacy and is nestled on nearly a third of an acre in Palm Spring's coveted community of Tahquitz River Estates. The original structure housed the first Palm Spring's Library and many updates have been made throughout the years, starting with a casita in 1954. The current owner completed a transformational remodel in 2011, nearly doubling the original footprint to the 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom splendor it is today. Native master craftsmen and artisans were employed for this loving restoration and the quality is evident throughout the home. Hand carved doors, splendid built-in cabinets, newly polished Saltillo tile floors, terra cotta roof, arched doorways, wrought iron details and textured stucco walls are but a few features that showcase this quintessential Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Entering the front courtyard through scrolled iron gates, meandering the flagstone path through towering and lush botanical gardens with a trickling tiered water fountain immediately captures your senses and sets the mood for a captivating Old World experience. The opulent living room with vaulted wood beamed ceiling, authentic wood burning fireplace and specialty art niches has loads of seating and space to display your treasured artwork and decorative objects. The heart of the home incorporates a tremendous state-of-the-art Chef's kitchen featuring an 8 burner Viking gas range with double ovens, Fisher & Paykel commercial refrigerator/freezer, 2 Thermador dishwashers, quartz counters and plentiful cabinet storage. The spacious dining area can easily hold a table for 10-12 guests and an additional 4 at the massive island. Walls of French Doors spread throughout the home facilitate an effortless flow from one spectacular room to the next and easily combines indoor and outdoor spaces to capture the essence of PS living. If you're looking to entertain in grand fashion, this dream home is hard to beat. The multiple outdoor living spaces on the spacious grounds have hosted fun family reunions, corporate retreats and fundraising events. Enchanting arched loggias reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa are draped in lush vines enveloping the yard and creating distinct areas for lounging, dining and relaxing. Mature palms, towering ficus hedges and a wide variety of succulent gardens and colorful terra cotta pots provide a lovely backdrop. The spectacular sparkling pool is a showstopper with granite surround, Pebble Tec finish and twinkling LED lights that emulate the vast stars of the desert sky. The mammoth Romanesque spa with stunning feature wall, dramatic waterfall and colorful LED lights is a hidden gem. The sensational outdoor kitchen features quartz counters, double sink, built-in stainless BBQ, pizza oven, mini fridge and bar seating. At nightfall this property is truly magical with dramatic hanging lanterns, artistic wall sconces, iron candelabras, up lit water fountains and a carved stone fire pit. The bedrooms and bathrooms ooze charm with a spirited mix of native Spanish influences, colorful geometric patterns, rich warm paint colors complemented by the modern conveniences of rain showers, marbled tiled walls and stone vessel sinks. The primary suite or wing offers a sumptuous vintage claw foot soaker tub, marble shower, dual walk-in closets and 2 additional rooms adjoined by a full bath that can be used as offices, art studio, music room, gym or mother-in-law suite. Other creature comforts include a whole house sound system, 2 driveways, attached 2-car garage, electronic gates, owned solar system and low maintenance artificial turf. This picturesque and artfully crafted masterpiece is truly one-of-a-kind and must be seen to be appreciated.
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Updated: 4th July, 2022 8:19 PM (UTC)