Welcome to La Lumiere. In translation, La Lumiere means “the light”, which equates perfectly in describing this double-gated private estate situated as the highest elevated residence in Palm Desert. Surrounded at night by city lights and the rising moon, and daylight views of the rising and setting sun. With 5 acres, there are plentiful options, including a helipad ready to be paved. Upon entry, look 24 feet up to an architectural masterpiece, a circular window, revealing the desert skies and the view down valley. Look across at the floating gas fireplace which separates the grand room with wine cellar, bar and private dining from the formal dining and living areas. At each turn, magnificent views. And privacy thanks to the elevation. Popular architect Sean Abai designed this home, meticulously positioning the windows to maximize views while minimizing sun exposure. Built on solid granite, carved into the rock and fortified with approximately 58 steel columns on the lower level and approximately 23 on the upper level. Light bathes in from every window, including a desert-scape of mountainous terrain, peaks, and valleys. Within the estate, we have a lighted tennis court, view deck and pools for both swimming and laps with an infinity edge. Imagine cooking gourmet treats either from the fully equipped chef's kitchen indoors or the view centric outdoor gourmet kitchen. Back inside, each bedroom has a spacious ensuite, plus generous walk-in closets. A South exposure sun deck serves as a quiet retreat for the guest bedrooms. The 1,600 square foot master has its own generously sized private balcony and provides a coffee bar, dual baths, showers, closets and vanities, divided by a scene-stealing jetted tub, but who needs water, just bathe in the light flowing in. And when you're ready to settle in for the night, motorized blackout shades close out the day while the marble imported fireplace hearth glows from the warm light of the master fireplace.