Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Palm Springs, CA

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3068 Linea Terrace, Palm Springs, CA is currently listed by Rich Nolan with The Agency for $2,850,000. Photo credit: Realtor.com

This week it’s the battle of the magnificent moderns in Palm Springs, California! Our latest Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition zeroes in on two exceptional second homes situated on sizable palm tree-filled lots with striking turquoise pools, yet with price points that are miles apart. Which one will you fall for, the Splurge or the Steal?

Splurge: Ultra-Luxury Residence in Exclusive Gated Enclave for $2.85M

One look at 3068 Linea Terrace and it’s hard to imagine a more perfect Palm Springs home! Currently listed for $2.85 million by Rich Nolan with The Agency – a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals.

For those of you who don’t know, The Agency was founded by Mauricio Umansky (husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards) who was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the No. 3 top-producing real estate agent in the U.S. and No. 1 in California. Additional founders include his father and business partner Eduardo Umansky design and architectural specialists Billy Rose, who was recently recognized as the No. 18 top-producing real estate agent in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, and Blair Chang, whose Rose + Chang team was named multiple times as one of the Top 100 U.S. real estate sales teams by The Wall Street Journal. Yes, these guys live, eat, and breathe luxury real estate. Now onto the listing!

The four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom estate features a sprawling 4,453-square-foot open floor plan that is a playground for design enthusiasts.

“Linea is an artistic composition of 14 modern ultra-luxury residences,” reads the property description. “Minimal lines, walls of glass, measured proportions, and sculptural massing deliver homes of iconic architecture and modish lifestyle. History’s abstract sculptors and Bauhaus painters inspire the work of designer and architect, Andrew Adler and Anthony Poon, to present this unprecedented private gated community of all-white architectural estates on nearly half-acre lots in the heart of south Palm Springs.”

All we see are elegant soirees, poolside cocktails, and swanky dinner parties that guests will never forget. Anyone care for a dip in the pool or a glass of wine by the fire?

This home has it all, including walls of sliding glass doors you can swing open to bring the outside in. Just look at those views from the kitchen, dining, and living!

Every inch of this Palm Springs modern is meticulously planned and executed to the highest degree. That includes all the beds and baths which are like living in a five-star hotel with spa-like qualities and unique architectural details. Would you expect any less from our Palm Springs Splurge? This one takes luxury living to a whole new level. And those impromptu weekend getaways? We imagine they’ll become part of your legacy, a benchmark of a life well lived.

3068 Linea Terrace, Palm Springs, CA is currently listed by Rich Nolan with The Agency for $2,850,000. Photo credit: Realtor.com


Steal: Authentic Midcentury Modern Built to Entertain for $1.198M

1366 N. Granito Circle Palm Springs, CA is currently listed for $1.198 million by Gail Vasquez with Realty Trust. Photo Credit: Tadd Dorazio (taddsphotos.com)

Okay, we’ll admit it. This “Steal” is still a million-dollar home, but compared to our Splurge, it’s nearly $2 million less but just as stylish! And let’s not forget it is ideally located and affords authentic midcentury flair with contemporary upgrades.

Built in 1959, the gem at 1366 N Granito Circle is currently listed for $1.198 million by Gail Vasquez with Realty Trust – a firm with an impressive track record in the Palm Springs area. Principals of Realty Trust have deep ties and a long history of successful transactions in Palm Springs, working with distinguished clients like Betty Ford, former First Lady of the United States, Lloyd Marynov, former Mayor of Palm Springs, and Sonny Bono, entertainer, Congressman, and former Palm Springs Mayor. Realty Trust has also worked with Palm Springs’ most revered modernist architects including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, and Hugh Kaptur.

The listing on Granito Circle has four-bedrooms like our Splurge, but with less square footage, clocking in at a respectable 2,348 square feet. It just hit the market this week and is described as “A true midcentury home well positioned within a cul-ce-sac among other recognizable midcentury homes.” We love the bright red door and exterior set behind a stone wall and armless saguaro cactus. What’s behind that red door is a thing of beauty.

“The owner has thoughtfully made upgrades to this home making it more energy efficient and creating a modern space to enjoy the indoor/outdoor environment, and all the amenities of desert life including the stunning mountain views,” says listing agent Gail Vasquez. We love the soaring ceilings, open styling, and countless thoughtful updates, like the three renovated bathrooms and newly upgraded kitchen.

The outdoor living area with sparkling pool and natural rock waterfall is a perfect backdrop for hanging with friends and family. Vasquez adds, “Vista Las Palmas is an outstanding Palm Springs neighborhood in every sense of the word with quiet, thoughtfully involved neighbors who have cared for or restored their Mid-Century homes. It’s in close proximity to museums, galleries, restaurants, shopping, an ideal artistic lifestyle community.”

Views of the nearby San Jacinto mountains, proximity near the heart of downtown Palm Springs restaurants, shopping, museums, and just one block from the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway make our Steal a keeper.

1366 N. Granito Circle Palm Springs, CA is currently listed for $1.198 million by Gail Vasquez with Realty Trust.

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. Amy’s work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com