This Palm Springs pad made a big splash when it popped up for sale a few years back. Built in 1969 by local real estate developer Milton Seidner for himself and his wife, Vera, the house went viral thanks to its eye-popping interior, which had been designed by Vera in the exuberantly groovy style of the era, and by some miracle had remained frozen in time for half a century.
The Twin Palms home was scooped up in 2017 by Jessica Latham, founder of the event-organizing company Social Studies. Latham kicked it back to the market two years later, when it was caught by its current owners, who are now ready to turn the polychrome pad over to its next stewards.
Happily, the three-bedroom, four-bath residence hasn’t lost any of its captivating joie de vivre or visual panache since its last appearance on the market. Its rotunda living room still boasts the same kelly-green carpet and swag drapery, custom-designed semi-circular sofas, and dazzling crystal chandeliers. The bougainvillea-pink primary bedroom, with tufted headboard and gold-veined mirrored walls, and the decadent bath, with step-up terrazzo tub and flocked wallpaper, are just as you remember them, as is the wood-paneled and shag-carpeted den with built-in bar and refurbished Wurlitzer jukebox. Other standout period details include terrazzo-tile floors, mirrored arched niches, and brass-and-crystal towel rods and fittings.
Not to say that the entire 3,350-square-foot home has been caught in a time warp. Recent updates include a modernized kitchen with quartz countertops, a Moroccan-tiled floor, and new appliances. There are also new double-pane Fleetwood sliders and windows throughout, reupholstered dining chairs and drapes, a refinished pool and spa, and a new electronic driveway gate.
Sited behind tall hedge walls on a 10,019-square-foot lot two blocks south of Palm Canyon Drive, the property is listed with Klint Watkins of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties at an asking price of just under $2.3 million.