A Palm Springs Alexander Home with Mountain Views Lists for $1.9M

A Palm Springs Alexander Home with Mountain Views Lists for $1.9M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This 1961 residence in Vista Las Palmas has been thoughtfully updated and is looking for a new owner.

From the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, the Alexander Construction Company built over 2,200 homes across the Coachella Valley.  946 W. Ceres Road is a beautifully updated 1,839-square-foot model that was built in 1961 by the father-son team. The three-bedroom, two-bath home located in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood—just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs—has been thoughtfully updated throughout, while still maintaining much of its midcentury charm.  

The elongated midcentury facade of 946 W. Ceres Road is classic Palm Springs and features beautiful native landscaping by a local landscape architect. 

The renovations have taken place over the past eight years, and some of the highlights include a custom chef's kitchen; a beautiful, light-filled breakfast room with a butted glass window; new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems; and even a new roof. The pool area has also been completely updated with a separate spa, plenty of space to lounge, a barbecue and dining area, a heated ceiling, and an outdoor fireplace. 

The home also benefits from stunning mountain vistas from multiple vantage points. "I love the breakfast room with panoramic mountain views," shares broker, Jeff Kohl of The Agency. "The covered outdoor entertaining area also has incredible mountain vistas, which make entertaining and relaxing in this home a dream." Scroll ahead for a look at 946 W. Ceres Road.

In addition to lovely native landscaping, the front entrance features crisp midcentury lines and a beautiful butted glass window. 

The butted glass window in the breakfast room provides a classic Palm Springs mountain view. 

The kitchen has been updated, but still maintains a sense of the home's midcentury charm. 

The open-plan living space is anchored by a classic stone-inlay, wood-burning fireplace. Large sliding glass doors lead out to the backyard pool area and make for easy indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. 

The living space has been painted white and has a bright and airy feel.  

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There is a cozy media room just off the living space. 

The master bedroom features large glass sliders that lead outdoors. 

The master bathroom boasts a step-down terrazzo bathtub and a peek-a-boo view of the pool area. 

The second bedroom benefits from lots of natural light. 

The second bedroom has a luxe spa-like feel with a marble-topped tub and an enclosed shower.

The backyard has been updated with a new pool area that includes a spa and decking, plus a  cabana and an outdoor shower. There is also an outdoor fireplace by the lounge area, perfect for entertaining on cool desert nights.  

The spa area. 

964 W. Ceres RoadPalm Springs is currently on the market for $1,895,000, listed by Ruben Valerio and Jeff Kohl of The Agency. 

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