Coachella 2018 may be drawing to a close, but things are just starting to heat up in the desert—and Stagecoach is right around the corner! With its warm, sunny days and balmy nights, spring brings some of the year’s best weather to the desert, along with a vibrant display of wildflowers and cacti in full bloom. From Rancho Mirage to Palm Desert, we’ve rounded up five homes perfect for relaxing, entertaining, and festival-going in style.
Tucked away in Palm Desert’s exclusive Bighorn Country Club, this magnificent contemporary residence was built for legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub. Represented by Richard Bartholomew, David Findley and Mauricio Umansky and designed by architect Guy Drier, its architectural facade was crafted to appear as if it emerged from the nearby mountains. Perched above the 16th hole of the Canyon Course, the sprawling, 9,152-square-foot residence features five bedrooms, a separate casita, media room, pub and spectacular valley views to the east and mountain views to the south. Automated glass pocket doors open to reveal a stunning living room, wet bar, two infinity pools and two separate spas—perfect for cooling off (or warming up) after a long day at Stagecoach.
The grand dame of the high desert, this exquisite compound, represented by Michelle Schwartz and Eric Lavey, was owned by a member of the Gucci family for 25 years. Tucked behind gates in the mountains above Palm Springs, it touts panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and is just a short, scenic drive from the world-renowned shopping and dining of El Paseo. Set on 18.58 acres, the residence showcases nearly 11,000 square feet of living space spread between the main home and two luxurious guest houses, with every bedroom opening to a private sundeck overlooking panoramic canyon vistas. Perfect for post-concert soirees and grand-scale entertaining, the grounds include a pool, spa and tennis court set against the stunning desert landscape, all the more inspiring blanketed in spring’s vibrant wildflowers.
The last home in Palm Springs designed by influential modernist architect Donald Wexler, this classic all-steel post and beam home, represented by Marc Sanders and Eric Lavey, was custom built and finished in 2018. Showcasing 2,800 square feet of living space, the home boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms and sits on a generous lot with breathtaking, 360-degree mountain views. Outfitted with the finest finishes and fixtures, the interiors feature a Swedish fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor shower off the master bedroom and galley kitchen. Outside, a gracious 45-foot saltwater pool is accented with a spa and expansive shaded entertaining area so you can keep cool even when the temperatures rise.
Indoor-outdoor living is essential in the desert, and 3068 Linea Terrace leaves nothing to be desired. The work of noted designer Andrew Adler and architect Anthony Poon, who drew inspiration from history’s abstract sculptors and Bauhaus painters, the residence is located in a private, gated community of 14 luxury architectural estates. Represented by Rich Nolan, it is set on a nearly half-acre lot in the heart of south Palm Springs and features open, airy living spaces with sliding walls of glass that flow seamlessly to an expansive backyard studded with palm trees and complete with a pool, spa, fire pit and covered lounge.
Located in the exclusive guard-gated community of La Residence, this exquisitely reimagined home, represented by Gregg Fletcher, showcases four bedrooms, five baths and 5,620 square feet of masterfully designed living space. Beyond a bold pivot door, a soaring, light-filled entry leads to exceptional, open living and dining areas complete with a striking fireplace, chef’s kitchen and towering gallery walls. A stunning master suite boasts a fireplace, dual bathrooms, double walk-in closets and a gym or office area with a wet bar. Fleetwood walls of glass flow to an exceptional grassy backyard with ample dining and entertaining patios, all surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. With a home like this, you can count on a fair share of visitors: a private casita with a secluded patio is the perfect retreat for friends—and inlaws—alike.