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Frey - Steinmeyer House - 2.5 BLOCKS from the Heart of Downtown!

AVG $742.17 Per Night

Type: House Distance from Town: In Town Location: Palm Springs, CA Virtual Tour
2 Bedrooms 3.0 Baths 6 Sleeps Dogs Allowed
Property Highlights: Perfectly Preserved midcentury home by starchitect Albert Frey circa 1964. Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood. In-town location. Original architectural details. Walls of glass. Mountain views. Private yard w pool/ spa. Off street parking. Beds: K,Q, Other
Description

P.S. City ID #4095 **Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age**
Palm Springs midcentury masterpiece designed by starchitects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers in 1964. The perfect vacation rental property for Modernism Purists. This home has only had three owners in its more than 50-year history. Throughout its history, it has been lovingly preserved - and impeccably maintained.

Guests staying at the Frey-Steinmeyer House will appreciate it as the time capsule that it is. All of the original architectural details remain intact and preserved including the wall to wall and floor to ceiling windows, terrazzo flooring, St. Charles kitchen cabinets, extensive brick accent walls, and 10 foot ceilings. Other than a few necessary cosmetic changes - almost everything - including the plumbing fixtures and most of the appliances - are original to the home.

THE LOCATION & MOUNTAIN VIEWS
This custom built home is located in the heart of the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood surrounded by walled and gated estates and other million-dollar plus homes. You will be just a short stroll from the world famous Palm Canyon Drive as it cuts through bustling Downtown Palm Springs.

The home was designed to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living - capturing spectacular mountain views from every room. This special home represents the ultimate in modernism - offering the quintessential Palm Springs experience.

A PIECE OF PALM SPRINGS HISTORY
Hugo Steinmeyer, a prominent banker, who served as chief in-house counsel for the Bank of America, commissioned the architectural team of Frey and Chambers to create this home during the 10 years of their business partnership (1956-66). It was during that same time the starchitect duo designed a number of iconic commercial and residential properties including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Valley Station (1963) the Frey House II (1963-64) and the recently restored North Shore Yacht Club at the Salton Sea (1958).

Steinmeyer and his wife Dolores owned the property for 10 years before selling to Ethel "Mike" Vetterli, an avid party hostess who lived at the property for 45 years before selling to the current owners. For decades, Ms. Vetterli was known for throwing three very important parties each year at the home. Her spring party wrapped around the pool outside while her annual October gathering was known to weave inside and out. Her Christmas party in December was largely an inside happening.

THE INTERIOR LIVING SPACES
This property is gorgeous in its simplicity, as Frey and Chambers intended. You'll find clean lines, a free flowing floor plan and walls of glass that let the light pour in to reveal the retro-chic pool yard. The entire back of the house features floor to ceiling glass - seamlessly connecting the indoors to the pool, patio and outdoor living spaces.

The fully stocked kitchen is perfect for both group and individual meal prep. It features the original iconic St. Charles of New York cabinets - a company that began in 1935 and rose to prominence during the Kitchen Furniture Styling Era when it was specified by leading architects and designers such as Mies Van Der Rohe. Frank Lloyd Wright used the line in his Pennsylvania Falling Waters House.

The current owners worked with the award-winning design team at H3K to curate art, furnishings and accessories that would honor the architectural pedigree and Mid Mod vibe of the property yet offer the comfort and easy living we expect today. A combination of authentic and midcentury-inspired pieces successfully creates a fabulous experience that looks as though it were lifted from the pages of Architectural Digest. Breathtaking. Gorgeous. Mod Mod Magic.

THE SLEEPING QUARTERS
Both bedroom suites (one king, one queen) offer hotel-quality mattresses, Smart Televisions, private
Ensuite bathrooms and floor to ceiling sliders to the pool. There is a third space that doubles as a media room and sleeping area for overflow guests.The sectional sofa pulls out to a Queen-sized sleeper and the room has a full bath.

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Amenities
Business
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Bowling
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Post Office

Convenience
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Off Street Parking
  • Walk to Bars/Restaurants

Entertainment
  • Art Galleries - Nearby
  • Bike Trails - Nearby
  • Cable TV
  • Free Long Distance North America
  • Museums - Nearby
  • Nearby Hiking Trails
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • WiFi

General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Geographic
  • Close to Town
  • Mountain View
  • Near Casino
  • Near Convention Center
  • Walking Distance to Bars/Restaur
  • Walking distance to downtown

Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Cookware & Small Appliances
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Toaster

Living
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance US/Canada
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Linens
  • Multiple Lounge & Hangout Zones
  • Washer & Dryer
  • WiFi

Outdoor
  • BBQ Grill
  • Chaise Loungers
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor covered dining area
  • Patio
  • Private Pool
  • Private Spa
  • Stellar Mountain Views

Outside
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool Spa
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Suitability
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Suitability Chkbox
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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