The last Palm Springs, California, home designed by midcentury-modern architect Donald Wexler is now available for $2.435 million.
Wexler—who is still lauded for his use of steel in residential design—died only two months after finalizing his plans for the Southern California home. In 2016, the designer’s creative work was brought to life with steel and glass.
The three-bedroom, three-bath residence’s midcentury styling is strikingly realized, a blend of transparency and angularity that is both chilly and compellingly livable. Most of the exterior walls are made of glass or retractable glass sliders, forming an ideal indoor-outdoor environment.
Inside, the open-concept living areas all seamlessly flow together from the living room—which features an unusual double-sided fireplace with a potent industrial design—to the minimalist kitchen and dining area. Although the home technically spans just 2,550 square feet, all those glass panels make each living space feel larger than it really is; the demarcation between inside and outside is constantly being blurred.
Wexlery drew up the original plans for the home in 1961. Shortly before his death, a client asked him to alter the design to fit a specific plot of land and to incorporate 21st-century amenities.