Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Pioneering architect William Krisel's Tipper-Grundt Residence is a futuristic formation of five connected pods.

Iconic architect William Krisel modernized Southern Californian suburban tract housing and helped solidify Palm Springs as a haven for midcentury modern architecture. Known for using post-and-beam construction, expansive walls of glass, and open floor plans, Krisel also popularized the butterfly roof—a personal trademark now synonymous with Californian suburbs.

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 1 of 18 - An aerial view of the Pod House

An aerial view of the Pod House

The Tipper-Grundt Residence, colloquially known as the Pod House, is the only one of Krisel's designs to deviate from his signature style. Made up of five interconnecting pods, the unique five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath property is now being offered at $2,495,000.

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 2 of 18 - The approach to the entry is complete with a pond and waterfall, and the home opens up into a breathtaking space with soaring ceilings.

The approach to the entry is complete with a pond and waterfall, and the home opens up into a breathtaking space with soaring ceilings.

                                                                                                                                              Built in 1968, the stylish midcentury home features soaring ceilings, dramatic fireplaces, original white terrazzo and brass inlaid floors, and hand-forged rock walls. The large lot includes an expansive lawn, a pool, a spa, and outdoor entertaining areas complete with two fire pits and a built-in grill. 

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 3 of 18 - A view of the entry showcases the interior pod-like design, hand-forged stone walls, and original white terrazzo and brass inlaid flooring featured throughout the home. 

A view of the entry showcases the interior pod-like design, hand-forged stone walls, and original white terrazzo and brass inlaid flooring featured throughout the home. 

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 4 of 18 - Uninterrupted walls of glass in the living area offer views of the Indian Canyons Golf Course, the Disney fountain, and the picturesque mountain range. 

Uninterrupted walls of glass in the living area offer views of the Indian Canyons Golf Course, the Disney fountain, and the picturesque mountain range. 

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 5 of 18 - A view of the open dining and living space

A view of the open dining and living space

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 6 of 18 - A central fireplace is the focus of the living area.

A central fireplace is the focus of the living area.

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 7 of 18 - The home's design provides cozy nooks at every turn.

The home's design provides cozy nooks at every turn.

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 8 of 18 - An alternate view of the living space and wood-paneled fireplace

An alternate view of the living space and wood-paneled fireplace

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 9 of 18 - The media room

The media room

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 10 of 18 - The master bedroom

The master bedroom

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 11 of 18 - One of the bedrooms

One of the bedrooms

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 12 of 18 - The kitchen is bright and airy thanks to a skylight. 

The kitchen is bright and airy thanks to a skylight. 

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 13 of 18 - The updated, state-of-the-art kitchen

The updated, state-of-the-art kitchen

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 14 of 18 - The bathrooms have been updated. 

The bathrooms have been updated. 

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 15 of 18 - The spacious pool and outside entertaining area

The spacious pool and outside entertaining area

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 16 of 18 - An aerial view of the property clearly illustrates the five attached pods.

An aerial view of the property clearly illustrates the five attached pods.

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 17 of 18 - The floor plan

The floor plan

Own William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M - Photo 18 of 18 - The site plan

The site plan

2587 South Pequeno Circle is now being offered at $2,495,000.

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