NEW LISTING: A stunning, ultra-luxurious, 7 bedroom + 7.5 bathroom estate with exceptional amenities such as resort-style pool with waterfalls and fountains, gourmet chef’s kitchen, custom designed interiors and furnishings, incredible pool-side and outdoor area for lounging, dining, and entertaining.
Located near The Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert and dramatically situated on the 18th fairway of the famed Desert Springs Golf Course, Desert Palace is an island of luxury. This magnificent 7700sf estate is perfectly suited for a small corporate retreat or a large family gathering. Intimate entertaining spaces and a delicious variety of bedroom suites will delight you. This home is the ultimate vacation experience!
A fantastic oasis in the Californian desert from its elegant Tuscan facade to its state-of-the-art kitchen. Desert Palace is an experience like no other. Here is a private palace of marble, flying buttresses vaulted ceilings of stars and 16th century grandeur.
Summary of Amenities: 7 bedrooms + 7.5 bathrooms, 7700 square feet, gourmet kitchen, 12 person SPA, outdoor kitchen and bar, indoor bar, ceiling fans througout, vanishing walls of glass, dome ceilings, gigantic roman bathtub, Dynasty range, Subzero refrigirator, 2 dishwashers, outdoor fireplaces, amazing pizza oven, many waterfalls, amazing views of the 18th fairway.
BR 1: King, TV/DVD
BR 2: Oval Full
BR 3: Two Doubles, TV
BR 4: Queen
BR 5: King, TV/DVD
BR 6: King
BR 7: King
A striking formal facade presents a grand old-world Tuscan villa. The villa's charm lies in its mix of casual and formal elements combining simplicity with grandeur which makes entering this home like stepping back in time to a gracious elegant Europe.
As you enter the home circular walls of meticulously placed limestone graced by two Italian antique Savonarola chairs greet the visitor. An elegantly curtained passage of gold velvet and Renaissance-inspired prints hide a spiral staircase that leads from the ground floor to a private retreat above. Custom designed Travertine flooring is hand chiseled into a Versailles pattern that runs from the entry courtyard through the bottom floor and out to the garden patios. As the house's structure combines the charm of more traditional materials with the space and light of modern architectural sensibilities, so too the decoration of the rooms mixes old and new to great effect.
This is the core of the home. At the very center of this space, set into the travertine floor, is an imported hand-carved floor medallion based on a German Renaissance rosette design. An oil painted mural executed in 15th century Renaissance style graces the pendentive dome ceiling; a strong rich palette of jeweled tones portray classical figures and painted landscapes and the "Joys of Life": music, dance, courtship, and family. Through the oculus sits a gold-leafed cupola with cobalt blue windows divided by hand carved marble columns.
Four soaring arches frame the eighteen foot square space that is sectioned into several conversation zones. Comfortable, intimate seating flanks the enormous fireplace on either side along with an oversized leather ottoman. Two curved Renaissance-inspired couches covered in fabrics of gold, cobalt blue, and deep red beckon visitors to sit.
The walls of the main living areas are hand rubbed with inviting, warm golden tones. Large comfortable sofas covered in velvet and overstuffed chairs create a more relaxed environment. Eight specially designed forged-steel torches scale the wall as if in a medieval castle and bathe the room in a warm amber glow. Fabric covered groin vaults grace the perimeter of a deeply coffered ceiling supported by hand-carved, imported marble corbels. Light filters through the cobalt blue clerestory windows above, projecting a magical translucent blue light to the floor. Four ceiling fans drop from the 17-foot ceiling to stir a refreshing breeze, and a pair of bronze mythological figures stands guard over the home. An 10'x27' wall of hanging glass panels slide along a track and disappear from view, providing unobstructed passage from the Great Room into exterior pool area: pool, spa, gardens and a view of the golf course and the lake.
The entry bar is adorned with hand-carved marble architectural elements that support the granite counter tops and cabinetry. A soothing and relaxing wall of bubbles entertains guests.
With a groin vaulted ceiling of cobalt blue and eight-point gilded stars, the dining room is done in a medieval castle decor. Heavy wooden furniture establishes a solid presence in the dining room featuring a hand-carved table and twelve crested high-backed chairs. An oversized, hand-carved wood hutch hugs the golden, hand-rubbed walls arched windows are trimmed with crimson velvet curtains and amber beaded fringe and a fresh water aquarium lined with cobalt blue glass tile finishes the effect.
Passage from the master bedroom into the bath is through a custom hand-quarried keystone archway made of imported marble. A large bathroom with double vanities adjoins the master bedroom. Custom carved marble vessel sinks complement the golden Italian marble. A classical Roman bath motif is cast in arched window glass, all set off by a hand carved marble fireplace.
SECOND BEDROOM & BATHROOM
A rich sense of color, texture, and pattern predominates here. The walls are painstakingly washed with transparent layers of coriander, gold, and bronze, leaving a soft, luxurious textured finish of undulating color. Another distinctive touch is the oval dome ceiling, which has been hand painted and aged with a warm crackle finish. An oval bed is upholstered in lustrous silk. Doors and windows throughout the home are custom finished, each deep-set and picture framed with rope molding.
THIRD BEDROOM & BATHROOM
A pair of beds with Gothic head boards are draped in pale blue and gold. This room features a groin vault ceiling, crests in 16th century Renaissance design, Roman shades in soft gold Renaissance fabric, and an armoire based on late Flemish Renaissance. A hand-tinted glaze washes the room in a soft calming parchment tone.
GUEST SUITE & BATHROOM
Hand-tinted glazes applied in layers wash the room in a soft, billowy bronze tone, giving added color emphasis in the corners and around the doors and windows. The suite is graced by an armoire based on French baroque style, a groin vault ceiling, and a striking four poster bed intricately hand-carved with an upholstered headboard and embellished with bronze hammered studs. A comfortable and inviting chaise lounge with leather tables sits beside bronze silk balloon shades that dress the arched windows.
POOL & SPA
Two poolside terraces with balustrades are shaded by cooper and brass awnings. Each provides an intimate seating area and a protected vantage point for admiring the view. The pool and twelve-person spa are finished in multi-colored glass bead plaster and trimmed in imported, color-rich glass mosaic tile with tile accents of 24-karat gold. A breathtaking feature of the pool is the sensational waterfall that spills over the 16' flying buttress into the spa below. Submerged patios on either side of the pool allow visitors to lounge or dine in the cool water under hot desert sun. A couple of marble sphinxes are guardians of the pool. Hand forged iron fire baskets follow the infinity edge pool and provide the element of fire that illuminates the night. Other pool area features: outdoor fireplace, wet bar, cooking facilities including outdoor grill and side burner.