If you're looking for something architecturally historic, with tasteful and eclectic style, you just found it. A very unique property in a prime central location, Casa de Vista Oro is an authentic 1937 Spanish home, on a gated 1/3rd acre lot that's been newly freshened, furnished and landscaped. It's loaded with original features and warm old-world charm such as original windows and glass doors, wall mounted light fixtures, vintage hinged garage doors, and more, plus all the modern conveniences and a lot of fun decor added.
There is even some Hollywood history in these walls, as it was the home of Charles Correll, Andy of the famed Amos 'n' Andy radio show, some of whose early shows were broadcast from the famed El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs. It has also been featured in Country Home magazine and in the book California Colonial-The Spanish & Rancho Revival Styles.
This property is perfect for groups who want to stay together yet need to find separate spaces to meet or hang out, such as corporate or board retreats, group meetings or guys/girls weekends. The main house, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, two of which are en-suite Master bedrooms, has lots of common area to share plus there is a very private detached casita studio with its own bathroom and kitchenette.
When you enter the main pedestrian gate from the street, you're welcomed by a huge front porch and original glass-paned, double door entry, which enters the main living room and views the huge central boulder-built fireplace and soaring beamed ceilings. This room, featuring antique Stickley and other high-end furnishings, is completely set up for watching movies on the HDTV and for gathering around the long dining table. On the back side of the fireplace is the game room with an antique pool table, game table alcove and unique folding bar...the perfect space for some fun after dinner. This room opens up via French-style glass doors to the pool deck and view of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The private back yard with flagstone pool deck is a great place to soak up the warm desert sun and cool off with a dip in the swimming pool. The Spanish tile steps take you from the pool, above the 2-car garage with its original hinged doors (manually operated), to a rooftop dining/cocktail terrace, from which you can enjoy some awesome Palm Springs views.
When it's time for cooking, you'll appreciate the updated cooks kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances, all artfully integrated into the vintage cabinetry with period-style tile countertops. The kitchen even offers a breakfast table surrounded by original steel and glass casement windows.
There is great separation of bedrooms and a bathroom for each bedroom for added privacy. Bedroom 1 offers a King size bed, private side patio and is adjacent to the hallway/guest full bathroom with tub/shower. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed, writing desk alcove, private bathroom and original glass doors that open to a front view patio. The smaller 3rd bedroom features a Queen bed and private bathroom. All bedrooms have wall-mounted HDTV's. All the bathrooms in the main house feature original or period-style tilework and fixtures. The Casita has a Queen size bed, convertible sitting/sleeping sofa, large walk-in closet, kitchenette and private bathroom.
Located at the West end of the Warm Sands neighborhood, this home is walking distance to the South end of downtown Palm Springs, bustling with new shops and restaurants. Your Palm Springs escape at Casa de Vista Oro awaits!
PS City ID : #365