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This month, we partnered with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Southern California for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners in the Sotheby’s International Realty network. The team at PacificSIR shared a collection of stunning properties across the beautiful Desert areas of the Coachella Valley that are sure to take the chill out of winter. Whether looking for a winter vacation home or a year-round residence, the communities of the Coachella Valley have something for everyone!

Villa Aujourd’hui – A Hollywood Haven in Palm SpringsRepresented by Marc Lange and Carl Blea

This remarkable estate, formerly owned by Jack Warner, and known as Villa Aujourd’hui, was once a Hollywood haven for film stars and artists, such as Elvis Presley and Salvador Dali. Enjoy the dramatic mountain views and expansive private grounds, with a palatial pool where Marilyn Monroe’s first photos were taken. The home was originally built in 1958, the interior was designed by William Billy Haines, Decorator to the Stars, and is located in the revered neighborhood of Old Las Palmas, within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs. An extensive, $1 million, 2-year renovation in 2010 brought it back to its original modern style, featuring birch cabinetry in the kitchen. Many of the original historical amenities were preserved as well, such as solid brass doorknobs, 200-year old French wallpaper and the travertine fireplace by Haines. The property features 7 beds, 7 baths, walls of glass and views galore. The guest pool-casita has two master suites and a wet bar that opens to the pool.


Dramatic Guy Dreier design at the exclusive Bighorn – Palm Desert | Represented by Sean Stanfield and Kristie Kramer

Upon arrival, pass tranquil waterfalls as you enter through an impressive glass pivot door. You will be greeted with panoramic mountain views, expansive walls of glass, T&G ceilings, and pocket glass doors throughout to enjoy indoor/outdoor living spaces that flow together seamlessly. This solar powered home includes a wine room, wet bar, marble, travertine, and granite slabs throughout with every detail meticulously finished. Enjoy the spacious yard perfect for a putting green, casita & entertainment. Sophisticated car collectors will enjoy their own private vault to a 5-car garage with a turntable. Incredible opportunity to live within steps of Bighorn’s amenities!


Architectural Masterpiece in Rancho MirageRepresented by Sean Stanfield and Craig Chorpenning

From its award-winning exterior landscape design by Wayne Connor and exquisite interiors by Randy Patton, to architectural design from by Prest-Vuksic, this modern and elegant property epitomizes luxury desert living. The home is built with unique distinctive and handcrafted elements, with each space offering unique details by the finest artisans; it is clear no expense was spared. The property offers dramatic unparalleled city and mountain views while maintaining privacy. The Earthen hues throughout the house juxtaposed against a lush landscape create a balanced and cohesive space. Every aspect of this estate emanates sophisticated elegance, yet is warm and inviting. With nearly 14,000 sq.ft. on 2.86 acres, this designer-furnished estate features a full guest house, unique one-of-a-kind art installations, breathtaking views, and the finest materials sourced from around the world.


Academy Award-winning Views in La QuintaRepresented by Chris Bergsma  and Tom Triscari

From the glass and wrought iron front door, your attention is drawn straight to magnificent mountain views. Walk down the generously sized center hall to the great room’s wall of glass, step through the sliding doors and gaze over the infinity edge pool to the lake and fairway. The mountains wrap this view with sunlight playing over them through the day. This is not a West facing view, so you do not suffer that strong afternoon sunshine, yet the sun travels over the home so you can enjoy sunshine all day. One of the more popular floor plans with gourmet kitchen, great room, butler pantry, and a formal dining room. A very private master suite with the spa just steps away. Luxurious bath retreat. Lucky guests have a two-room casita off the elegant entry courtyard. The casita configuration allows for 2 bedrooms and hall bath or single bedroom with a comfortable living room.


Mid-century Modern in Indian Wells | Represented by Timothy McTavish

Featured in the 2019 Fairway to Heaven Modernism tour. Circa 1961 U-shaped remodeled home sitting on a large .91-acre lot with outstanding views of Mt. Eisenhower. Walls of glass and magnificent light highlight the gorgeous Southern exposure views across the Barranca. This property has undergone a renovation including beautiful Ardex polished concrete floors throughout, smoothed walls, newly renovated kitchen, vintage wet bar, floating vanities in all baths, and an incredibly impressive vintage ROUND swimming pool. One can’t deny the quality of construction, premier location, and resort amenities that come with living in exclusive Indian Wells. Residents enjoy $35/round golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, discounts on restaurants and spa treatments.