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The Modernist 1969 Palm Springs Dream Home Where Time Stood Still

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In 1969, construction finished on 2055 S Joshua Tree Place, Palm Springs, CA 92264. The three-bedroom, 3.350 square feet property was decorated in the Palm Springs style. There were Moire wallpaper and draperies, gold crystal chandeliers and a wainscoted den. There still is. The place was decorated and left alone. To step inside is to enter a time warp. Let’s take a look around this Modernist masterpiece, valued at $850,000:


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Via: BerskireHathaways, Retrorenovation


  • Freakanatcha

    Where are the ceramic panthers? The oversized combo TV/stereo console?

  • Onyx Joanne Henneke

    Love it.

  • NGO

    So…Janis is in the bathroom cutting the latest batch of Coke, while Henry is in the kitchen preparing string beans with garlic and olive oil, peppers over the flame, and cutlets to fry up as an appetizer. Take me there now!

    • Aaron1960

      With Harry Nilsson singing Jump Into The Fire while Mikey stirs the sauce.

      • NGO

        I suffer post traumatic partying syndrom every time I hear that song.

  • RCCola

    So – this was just straight-up someone’s fuckpad, right?

  • Yellow dust ruffles around a green plaid bed spread. Win!

  • FancyLad

    I should hate it, but it tickles my nostalgia bone. It reminds me of my grandmother’s (and almost every great-aunt that I had) home, when I was a little kid in the late seventies.

  • Michael Gebert

    It’s like living inside the machine that makes Froot Loops

  • disqus_sBKZDGKiG8

    What’s not to like?

  • Pat Loudoun

    Dear Lord. I can hear Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco showing it off to their friends.

    • A Smith

      Or Sam Rothstein handing gold bracelets to his troubled, beautiful wife Ginger.

      • Pat Loudoun

        OK. Points to you for the geographical relevance.

  • doug johnson

    This fills me dread I can’t explain.

  • SineWaveII

    It looks like sets from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

  • SineWaveII

    I’ll take the bar.

  • Amy

    May that house never change.

  • bluepike

    Reminds me of the wallpaper in the Ramada Hotel in Linz, Austria after Fritz and I worked over the taps in the University Bar!!!

  • ToursLepantoVienna

    Needs more velour, wallpaper, bold colors, and wall-to-wall carpeting. Not quite what I want. I’ll keep looking, thanks.

  • ubik

    I would not touch a thing. Bring in senile mobsters and let them relieve their greatest moments.

  • AMartel

    Turbo Ranch. Open plan, fully neon color-coordinated rooms, wood paneling, garish exterior details/faux kawlums, the raised master bed, chunky furniture, the many different bodily immersion options, and carpet in the bathrooms. Carpet. In. The. Bathrooms.

  • Col. Harrumph

    Someone will just LUV it. Any bets on how long it’s on the market?

  • richard_schumacher

    The painted metal air vents high on the sitting room wall are a nice touch. All it really lacks is a carpeted pool.

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Should totally be used to film retro-porn, if there was such a thing, which there should be.

  • JTHC75

    It’s so terrible I can’t help but like it. I’d probably get headaches after a while, but for a short time it’d be awesome to have people over. I mean, cmon, that would be amazing for parties.

  • David Kutzler

    Modernist? I don’t think so. This is a fine example of the Early Bordello style.

  • submandave

    Graceland West

  • This reminds me of Dorothy Draper. Maybe an early Carleton Varney? Certainly influenced by those two, which starts with Dorothy. Not the integration they achieve, however, and they did not use so much mono-chrome in one area as some of these rooms do. Anyhow, Draper stylistic descent to be sure. Echoes of Greenbriar in some rooms.

  • Barry Rivadue

    The TV still works?