Palm Springs | $3.5 Million
A midcentury-modern house built in 1958, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
Charles Du Bois, a New York-born architect who studied at U.C.L.A. and M.I.T., worked extensively in Southern California in the mid-20th century, building homes in the San Fernando Valley as well as Palm Springs. This one and several others came to be known as Swiss Miss houses, because of their A-frame structure that recalled an Alpine chalet.
The house is in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, less than half a mile from estates once owned by Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Downtown Palm Springs, with its shopping and dining, is less than two miles away, or about a 10-minute drive.
Size: 2,417 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,448
Indoors: A path cuts through the front yard, landscaped with gravel and palm trees, to the front door, set in the middle of the A-frame facade. Behind a frosted-glass door is a foyer that extends to a living room dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a swimming pool and the rugged mountain landscape. At the center of the far wall is a rock fireplace that stretches to the ceiling.
To the right of the living room is an open dining area and kitchen, with a starburst light fixture, kitchen cabinets faced with various woods in a herringbone pattern and a gray-and-white tile backsplash.