Jim Schwietz Luxury Estates

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Jim Schwietz Priveledged Properties

515 W Via Lola, 92262, Palm Springs, CA, USA



Category: Architecturally Significant, Famous Homes Palm Springs, Luxury Estates Network
Status: sold
Property type: Historic Tennis Estate
Amenities: Architectural, Celebrity Owned, Circular Drive, Custom Built, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Guest House - Detached, Historic, Mid-Century, Motor Court, Oven, Refrigerator, Tennis Estate, Tennis Pavilion, Three Car Garage
Lot size: 32,234 sq ft
Living area: 4,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: Historic Old Las Palmas
Exterior: stone - frame
Parking: Air Conditioned Garage
Number of parkings: 3
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating system: Yes
Year built: 1954
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 8
Stories: 1

Property Description

The one and only Historic Old Las Palmas tennis estate and tranquil family retreat of Hollywood’s Iconic Oscar winning actor Kirk Douglas “The Ragman’s Son” and his family for over 42 years.  A most inviting comfortable open flowing floor plan with classic Mid-Century Post & Beam style designed by famous architect Donald Wexler.  Glass wraps most of the house and unites the indoors with the walled gardens while providing both privacy and glorious outlooks to the ever-changing magnificent mountain views. A scenic 3/4 acre private parcel of green on green lushly groomed landscapes accented with colorful splashes of bougainvillea and fountains flow celebrating the soothing Palm Springs lifestyle.  The residence features a private night-lit Tennis court and pavilion (or guest house) with bold mountain views plus adjoins world famous movie star Leonardo DiCaprio’s estate.

The property has approximately 4,000 s.f. including tennis pavilion and the gym or event storage bldg. Total of five bedroom suites and eight baths and both indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces.

Pleasingly warm Flagstone and Pecky Cypress lined spacious entry foyer has dual corridors.  One leads to the powder followed by dual master suites, with second corridor leads directly past atrium/library to the main Guest Suite (Kate/Spencer) with atrium views and private patio.  Another significant Guest Suite (Boys Bunk) just off the foyer has a heaven-like walled garden atrium. The dual master suites enjoy a certain peacefulness that spans to grounds to the mountains. Kirk’s Suite in denim blue has three closets and pocket doors that close off the full bath for privacy.  Anne’s Suite has built-ins and a full wall of mirrored closets; both masters open to rear patios and grounds. Fifth bedroom suite is located off the kitchen served in years past as staff quarters is currently used as a home office.

California modernism design balancing orientation and views living simply in a state of tranquility, where the sky is blue and your bones feel good. It’s the good life that many now find irresistible.

A Sinatra influenced mountain view kitchen is splendidly designed with breakfast bar, “U” shaped service area, commercial wolf six burner gas cooktop/oven and Thermador exhaust hood, stainless subzero refrigeration, Thermador double ovens plus double warming drawers, Ice maker and Miele dishwasher, under counter lighting and built ins galore with a lighted china display.  Dual butler doors service the adjacent wet bar, lounge and formal dining room that overlooks the salt water signature “K” shaped pool and grounds.

The tennis pavilion added in 1976 is lined with vintage Kirk Douglas movie posters installed by his wife Anne and has a 3/4 bath and kitchenette with Thermador cooktop and Sub Zero refrigerator/ice maker.

Nestled near the mountains with the highest number of celebrity owned homes in Palm Springs and in walking distance to Palm Canyon Drive shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Your ownership ensures a popular house guests standard: “The best is yet to come.”


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