Palm Springs: Vacation in Style at the West Elm House

By Staff | Travel
Posted Mar 23, 2017

Be among the select few to stay in the Palm Springs pool home that has been transformed into a Living Show Room by West Elm. The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. It was on tour during Palm Springs Modernism Week and will be featured in California Homes Magazine.

Open to the public, you can book your stay in this perfect ‘Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation’ of an iconic 1950s home originally built by the Alexander Construction Company and recently remodeled by Solterra Builders. The Design Team from West Elm has used their product line of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced sofas, tables, beds, lighting and accessories to furnish this classic home (circa 1958).

This property has been totally remodeled inside and out, with a private resort-style yard, over-the-top concept pool with integrated waterfall spa, disco lights, tanning shelf, bubbling surface jets, and a raised sun deck with panoramic mountain views. The home also boasts five fire features, three outdoor showers, outdoor bath tub, covered outdoor living pavilion with wet bar, ice chest and electric heaters. Plus, the entire front and back of the house feature movable walls of glass – that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living in true Palm Springs-style. This catalog-come-to-life should leave you feeling pampered and inspired.

The property sleeps 6, and each of the three bedrooms feature ample storage, flat screen televisions and comfortable king-sized mattresses by Casper. The master bedroom offers a walk in closet, sitting area, direct pool access and an en suite bath with dual sinks and a deluxe shower that connects to the outdoors. The two king guest rooms feature their own court yards – each with a private firepit lounge area, an outdoor shower, and gorgeous mountain views.

Location. Location. Location. The home sits on a quiet residential street in the Little Beverly Hills neighborhood of Palm Springs – an intimate enclave of 84 single family homes – all built by the Alexander Construction Company (with a few Meiselmans on the perimeter) between 1957 and 1959. This very retro, picturesque, walkable community is bordered on two sides by a golf course. The emphasis here is on easy living in the sunshine. The hustle and bustle of Palm Springs seems as though it is miles away from this sleepy little part of town – but grocery stores, casual eating places, sandwich shops, burger joints and Downtown Palm Springs are all just blocks away. You can even walk to the Saturday morning Farmers Market or take in an independent film at the local movie house.

Rental is handled by Acme House Company and prices start at $612.00 per night.

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