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On the market: 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Not just a 1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA, this is a house the architect built for himself and his family.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

In fact, his connection to the house goes much further than that. The Palm Springs modernist lived in this house for 38 years from its construction in 1955, adding an extension to the property in 1960. But that wasn’t the end of the Wexler connection. In 2008 the architect returned to help the current owners with a restoration of the property.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

According to the agent, that restoration involved a ‘painstaking attention to quality and detail’ and is described as the ‘final evolution of his aesthetic’. It was also awards a Preservation of the Year award back in 2009.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Things have evidently been maintained to that high level since, with this place looking every bit the dream midcentury home for the modern era.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Enough about the background, let’s focus on the house, which is an L-shaped property with its beams restored and glass walls bringing the outside in. Open plan living space naturally.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

There is around 2,424 sq. ft. of living space, which includes the open living and dining room, a kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances, a library ‘nook’, three bedrooms (including a master with access to the outside space), two bathrooms and a car port.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Of course the outside space is as much of a selling point as the inside. There are newly-landscaped grounds, by William Kopelk and Marcello Villano,  mature pine trees and the original Wexler spa and a saltwater pool. An entertaining and relaxing space that’s up there with the best of them.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

$1,750,000 is the asking price for this midcentury gem.

1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Images and details courtesy of Deasy, Penner and Partners. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA
1950s Donald Wexler-designed midcentury property in Palm Springs, California, USA

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