Palm Springs ‘Parasol House’ hits the market for $3.2 million – Robb Report
If you’re looking for your own little oasis in the desert, look no further.
At just under $3.2 million, this Palm Springs home in the Araby Cove neighborhood is an architectural stunner. As you enter the house you are greeted by a waterfall flowing into a 75 foot pool. These water features are protected by an aluminum trellis that connects the two wings of the house, giving it the nickname “Parasol House”.
“It’s really different,” Patrick Jordan, who listed the home, told Mansion Global. The courtyard in particular is “breathtaking”, he added.
The 2,600 square foot home features three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. You’ll find the main living area, kitchen, master bedroom, bathrooms, office, and living room in the south wing, while the north wing features two-bedroom suites with efficient kitchens and a garage for two. cars. The land totals 3.74 acres, with incredible views of the nearby San Jacinto Mountains.
The house’s unique design is inspired by Yakut structures, in which a ramada trellis connects the buildings to provide refuge from the heat. Here, the same goal is achieved, with the aluminum trellis allowing for comfortable gatherings in the outdoor living space, even during hot California summers. The waterfall acts as a natural cooling element, performing dual functions as both a striking centerpiece and a utilitarian one.
Completed in 1998, the house was commissioned by attorney George Norton and his wife, Adele, and was designed by architectural firm Jersey Devil. The design team were so dedicated to their work that they lived in an Airstream trailer on the property so they could make changes as issues arose.
The Araby Cove community is known for its equally unique constructions, and because of its bohemian vibe, Jordan has called the neighborhood “the Laurel Canyon of the desert.” As such, it’s no surprise that celebrities have been drawn to the area, with the former homes of Bob Hope and Steve McQueen not far from Parasol House.
The property is represented by Jordan and his colleague Stewart Smith at PS Properties. Check out more images of the Parasol House below.