The Most “Palm Springs” House of All Time Just Listed For $3M

This midcentury Swiss Miss home is defined by its dramatic A-frame roof.

Designed by architect Charles Dubois in 1958, this Swiss Miss home is located in the glamorous Palm Springs neighborhood of Vista Las Palmas—home to some of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s. Dubois designed a series of these one-level, chalet-style homes, which are defined by dramatic A-frame roofs that extend straight into the ground, creating sheltered porches in front and shaded terraces in back. The A-frame structure also creates a soaring, double-height main living space.

The chalet-style, A-frame roof extends straight into the ground. A band of stone wraps around the residence and visually integrates the home with its natural surroundings.

Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, 755 West Crescent has been completely reimagined and updated by its current owners. The owners enjoyed the process of renovating the architecturally significant property, although they're ready to move on to their next project—so they've placed the charming home on the market.

The open living space features a 16-foot-tall tongue-and-groove ceiling, and it’s anchored by a bold stone fireplace.

Full-height expanses of glass provide views of the backyard pool and the surrounding mountains.

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The living space extends to an open dining area. 

It also features a fun, tropical-themed wet bar.

An overview of the living room. 

The dining area connects to the backyard pool area via glass sliding doors. A teak sliding screen opens to a separate den.

The stylish kitchen overlooks the dining area. Here the teak screen is closed.

The kitchen features a porcelain tile backsplash, an island with bar seating, and a waterfall countertop.

Another view of the kitchen.

The den has its own fireplace and outdoor access to a small terrace. The white cabinet on the right conceals a Murphy bed.

The small outdoor sitting area just outside the den features a striking brise soleil.

The 3,833-square-foot home features six bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.

This skylit master bedroom was added in a renovation that introduced a new wing to the house. The sliding teak bathroom door is from the same company that made the teak divider in the dining room.

Large sliding glass doors lead to the backyard pool.

The stylish master bath is a mix of beautifully patterned porcelain tiles and wood.

Even the bath has outdoor access. The tiles echo the pattern on the brise soleil.

This bedroom has outdoor access and a sitting area with a divider screen that provides a sense of privacy without blocking light or breezes.

A sleeping area lies on the other side of the screen.

An additional bedroom. 

This is the original master bedroom. The teak barn door is similar to the one in the new master bedroom. 

The second master bath has a glass-enclosed shower. 

The poolside bar and eating area. 

The backyard features a resort-like pool. Here you can see the newer wing of the house with the additional master bedroom.

The residence is a picture-perfect Palm Springs dream home.

755 West Crescent Dr, Palm Springs is now being listed for $2,999,900 by Pacific Sotheby's International Realty.

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