A Palm Springs Alexander Home Sings After a Chic Renovation and Hits the Market to the Tune of $2.1M

Stylishly modernized by Thomboy Properties, the home is another midcentury relic of the prolific partnership between architect William Krisel and the Alexander Construction Company.
Text by

Once barely visible behind overgrown bougainvillea and Queen Palms, a renovated 1950s "Alexander home" is back on the market in Palm Springs, California. Jackie Thomas and DeeAnn McCoy, the local design gurus behind Thomboy Properties, completely renovated the property in 2019—removing an '80s-style interior and restoring the home's classic features. Originally designed by iconic midcentury architect William Krisel, the home is one of many in Palm Springs that Krisel completed in partnership with the eponymous Alexander Construction Company.

Located in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, the home was originally designed by architect William Krisel and built by the Alexander Construction Company in 1959. The home's subsequent owners layered the interior and exterior in '80s finishes before Thomboy Properties stepped in to restore the property in 2019.

Beyond an entry hall, a large living area and kitchen stretch across the rear of the home, offering tempting views of the backyard swimming pool. Original midcentury features, including beamed ceilings, expansive windows, and wood-clad ceilings, run throughout the interior.

The current owners also completed a round of upgrades, including new backsplash tile and countertops in the kitchen, as well as other system and cosmetic updates. The interior is also stocked with classic midcentury-style furniture—most of which is included in the purchase price. Yet arguably the home's biggest draw is the quintessential backyard patio, complete with a sparkling pool and views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

At one end of the living area, windows run along the roofline, framing views of the surrounding mountaintop. The purchase price includes most of the home's furnishings except for the current owner's collection of artwork and other personal belongings.

Another view of the living area shows the full-height fireplace, which the current owners faced with new tile.

At the opposite end of the space, a large kitchen opens to the living area.

Thomboy Properties completely renovated the space in 2019, adding new cabinetry and appliances, while the current owners incorporated marble counters and new backsplash tile.

Larger than most Alexander homes at 2,250 square feet, the residence comes with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The home is also located in arguably one of Palm Spring's most popular neighborhoods, offering quiet residential streets, along with panoramic south- and west-facing views toward the mountains. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $2,099,000.

A doorway leads from the kitchen to the formal dining area. 

Like most rooms in the home, the sunlit dining area provides direct access to the patio.

Outside, a sparkling pool and sunny patio await.

The patio also offers a built-in grill and bar, as well as numerous areas for lounging and entertaining. Nearly two-thirds of the .23-acre lot is enclosed to provide greater privacy.

An outdoor shower is located around from the pool.

Back inside, the principal bedroom suite provides direct access to a private patio.

The master bathroom also overlooks the private patio and comes with a floating vanity, large shower, and free-standing soaking tub.

A look at one of the home's two secondary bedrooms.

Each of the three full bathrooms share similar finishes, added during the 2019 renovation.

Once the sun goes down, the backyard pool glistens alongside an adjacent fire pit and spa.

Complete with a decorative block wall and pink front door, the home's front facade looks picture-perfect against a backdrop of the desert landscape.

707 West Regal Drive in Palm Springs, California, is currently listed for $2,099,000 by Jesse Huskey of Compass.

Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.



Get the Real Estate Newsletter

From midcentury classics to the best contemporary spaces for sale, see the latest listings for modern homes on the market around the world.