A beautiful piece of Mid-century modern history in the Tamarisk Country Club area is Da Vall Estates Rancho Mirage designed by the Southern California architect Val Powelson in 1961. Val Powelson designed the five buildings in the 20 unit co-op in the shape of a four-pointed star.
Drama in the Details at Da Vall Estates Rancho Mirage
The star shape and A-framed roofs allow for maximum light and views into the homes. The steep A-frame roof with wide eaves allows for maximum light into the floor-to-ceiling windows but protects the home from the direct sun. Other dramatic details include the triangular chimney on the outside with a stunning angled fireplace surround on the inside and the pitched exposed beamed and tongue and grooved ceilings on the inside. The pitched open ceilings create great volume and airiness to the open-plan living and fabulous wall space to highlight wall art.
Patios on each side of the living area sliders connect the home to the outdoor and the views beyond. The compact galley kitchen has a wide pass-through to the breakfast bar, great for setting up a bar or buffet at your next party. The same dramatic open pitched ceilings in the living space continue into the airy bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling jalousied windows.
The five buildings share a pool set into the landscaped grounds with the wide mountain views beyond. This co-op was built in 1961 by the MarVal company, a partnership between Val Powelson and Robert Marx, son of one of the famed Marx brothers, Gummo. Val Powelson also designed Robert Marx’s residence, 1957, the Maranz “Gull Wing House”, 1961, in the Tamarisk Country Club area both of which was built by MarVal and LA’s Sunbow House with folded-plate roof, 1961.
For more information on the Da Vall Estates Rancho Mirage or other similar architectural properties in the Palm Springs area call Matt or Paul at 760-459-1396 or visit www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
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