Neighborhood: Not In A Development, 323 - South Palm Desert
Introducing a rare and architecturally significant 1956 Walter S. White designed Mid-Century compound. The Charles Gibbs House #2 is one of just over 50 homes that White designed in the desert. Known for innovative, forward thinking and uniquely distinctive style. White was an important part of the "Desert Modernist" movement that forged the architectural landscape we know and cherish in the desert today. An early pioneer for nature and sustainability. He created imaginative roof designs and window systems that naturally diminished the harsh summer heat. Utilizing proper orientation for his structures he ensured energy efficiency while thoughtfully capturing stunning views. White's vision to unleash the roof from the typical tied down versions allowed for creative lines and inspiring shapes. Suspended rooflines along with cantilevered corner windows became his signature design. Walter worked with noted architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolf Schindler and Albert Frey. This home has only changed ownership once and has been meticulously renewed and curated by the eyes of an artist. Here you will find a private sanctuary compound which consists of the main house sheathed under White's signature roofline with his classic clerestory windows. Featuring two bedrooms, a bathroom with a sunken shower, living room with stunning mountain views, built-in storage, kitchen with a walk-in pantry and several access points to the peaceful courtyard which connects you to all the other structures. As you enter the studio you are greeted with stone floors, beamed ceilings and space that is flooded with beautiful light. Back across the courtyard you have a generous sized bonus room to store, create or work. The garage has two panels of original Breeze Block letting air flow through and creating visual joy. A covered patio lets you retreat from sunny days and lounge next to the pool. These spaces are warm, inviting and they flow effortlessly into each other. Architectural details are abundant as far as the eye can see. Beam ceilings, clerestory windows, block walls, concrete floors, the approach and elevation from the street, lines, shapes, light and shadow make up the beauty of this incredibly unique property. This home is being offered beautifully furnished. Situated close to El Paseo, dining, galleries, shopping and the many incredible hiking trails Palm Desert has to offer. This house is indeed special.