The Desert Starr was recently featured in the 2018 Modernism Home Tours as "The Steel Butterfly". Originally designed by William Krisel and built by Alexander Construction Company in 1959, in 2013 it was thoughtfully renovated to maintain its Mid-Century modern flair and style by Joel Dessaules Design, Inc. Bringing the home to the next level with panache and sophistication. Then, in 2020 the pool and backyard went through another renovation transforming into a backyard paradise where you can truly enjoy the mid-century lifestyle.
Situated just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, this charming home has easy access to the airport and freeway, and plenty of areas to walk or bike amidst the renowned Mid-Century architecture that Palm Springs is known for. Enjoy stunning mountain views from the outdoor spaces on a large 1/4 acre lot that has been completely re-landscaped with citrus trees, desert shrubs, agaves, and cacti, not to mention the 12 palm trees!
The private backyard has a large grassy area adjacent to the newly renovated pool featuring a large tanning shelf and spa. A new feature is a large chip and putting green that flanks the master and guest bedrooms and comes fully stocked with putters, chippers, and golf balls. The barbecue area features a gas grill, sink, a bar, and seating for guests. The outdoor dining area includes a kitchenette with a refrigerator and fully stocked cabinets for dining al fresco under the stars. The generous deck offers several seating areas depending on your mood. In the mood for tanning use the chaise lounges on the tanning shelf. Want to watch some golf, use the patio chairs near the putting green. Just wanting to relax, the comfy sofa and chairs next to the pool is the perfect spot for a nap or just relaxing to catch the sunset.
Inside there is a combination of new and period pieces of furniture, rugs, original art, and accent pieces to produce a 1960s feel, but with modern comfort in mind. And for the casual gourmet, the kitchen is well-equipped with superb knives and gadgets, all-new dishes, glassware, and linens, plus so much more!
This is the perfect place to enjoy the Mid-Century Palm Springs lifestyle!
Firepit no longer available
Cantilever umbrella no longer available
Misters not available due to California drought
City of Palm Springs ID # 1380