VISTA LAS PALMAS
Vista Las Palmas, a Palm Springs neighborhood best known as the largest area of Mid-Century Modern homes consists mostly of custom Alexander modernist homes built in 1959-1963, and is now the most desirable of present-day neighborhoods of Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Springs. This is where you'll find the largest Alexanders with the most magnificent mountain views (and most luxurious neighborhood) in Vista Las Palmas, west of downtown Palm Springs once home to stars such as Peter Lawford, Marilyn Monroe, Cyd Chariss, George Hamilton, Donald O'Connor and Elvis.
Vista Las Palmas is located directly west of Palm Canyon Drive and west of Monte Vista St, tucked against the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountain range. In the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, where the largest and most luxurious of Alexanders were built as the second cluster of Alexander homes, Alexander homes start at about $1,000,000 for fixers and up to $4 million or more for exquisitely updated and upgraded Alexander homes.
OLD LAS PALMAS
Old Las Palmas boasts the largest number of celebrity homes in Palm Springs and is known as the "Beverley Hills of Palm Springs". Dating back to the mid 1920's when it was first developed by New York builder Alvah Hicks and his son Harold. Formerly a citrus grove, the Old Las Palmas Neighborhood includes the area from Alejo on the South, North Palm Canyon on the East, Monte Vista on the West, and Stevens Road on the North. Being within walking distance to downtown, the area offers many special advantages.
Some of the well known celebrities that have lived in Old Las Palmas include Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Ronald Reagan, Edgar Bergen, Liberace, Sidney Sheldon, George Hamilton, Mary Martin, Joseph Barbera, Donna Reed, Alan Ladd, William Powell, Rona Barrett, Rudy Vallee, Harold Robbins, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Warner, Lily Tomlin and many others.
THE RACQUET CLUB ESTATES
The Racquet Club Estates area of Palm Springs is where the largest numbers of Alexander homes were constructed in the years of 1959 and 1960. These homes were all built on generous sized lots of one quarter acre or 10,000 square feet and were uniform in size with 1,225 square feet of living space. Designed by the respected architect William Krisel A.I.A., the Racquet Club Road Estates development was the largest single-family tract home venture built by the famed Alexander Construction Company.
The beauty of these post and beam homes designed in the mid-century modern vernacular is found in the soaring wafer-thin rooflines, clerestory windows, an open floor plan, and a unique indoor-outdoor relationship. Enormous lot sizes contribute greatly toward the livability and enjoyment of these homes. There are more than 300 Alexander homes located in the Racquet Club Estates section of Palm Springs, considered north Palm Springs area, north of Vista Chino and East of Indian Canyon Drive.