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1520 East Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Property Type: Residential Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 Square Footage: 1,110 Lot Size (sq. ft.): 9,148 Status: Active Under Contract
Current Price: $899,000 List Date: 10/12/2022 Last Modified: 6/02/2023


Live in the wonder and creativity of Albert Frey: Bel Vista Residence #2. A truly unique property. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a locally designated Class 1 Historic Site, the property has Mills Act and greatly reduced property taxes. Listed as one of the 100 most important architectural sites in Palm Springs, the home is on a large corner lot in Movie Colony East with unobstructed mountain views. A towering pine, a dozen varieties of citrus trees, stunning native plants, palm trees, and colorful seasonal wildflowers make the yard a special place. A regulation horseshoe pit, large covered patio / carport, views from the fire pit, lawn, and pool/spa all make it a place to enjoy the outdoors, events, entertain, or relax. The restoration in 2016 included a new pool & spa (with wireless remote), new electrical panel, new foam roof, new HVAC, new hot water heater, new sprinkler system, painting, polished concrete floors, and more. Exterior doors are dual-glazed and windows have laminated glass for greater safety and UV protection. A restored kitchen has original cabinetry and new custom tile work and a renovated bathroom has beautiful period detail. It is a timeless representation of Frey's original 15-home Bel Vista tract and one of only three in an authentic, restored condition. The many windows and glass doors throughout the home bathe its interior spaces with abundant natural light. The original design celebrates Frey's innovative indoor/outdoor style. The only built tract designed by Frey, its International Style evokes his early aesthetic. Simple, clean, unchanged lines reflect its authenticity. The unique design promotes circulation and is ahead of its time in many ways. It presents a bold contrast to more common postwar housing. The curved block wall off the large laundry room preserves an original curvilinear element ever present in his early work and a hallmark of Bel Vista homes. A new Frey-inspired corrugated metal fence complements an original one and surrounds the large yard, bringing privacy to its abundant outside spaces. A circular drive has space for multiple cars. On the eve of a new museum show and publication on Frey, it's a rare opportunity to own an authentic, intact example of a single family home by one of Palm Springs' most important architects - just blocks from stores, restaurants, a large park and so much more. The home is on fee land (no lease).

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More Information MLS# PF-22193376

Listing, Location and Property Info

Status: Active Under Contract Entry Date: 2022-10-12 Listing Date: 2022-10-12 Original List Price: 1100000 List Price: $899,000 Current Price: $899,000 Land Type: Fee Property Sub-Type: Single Family Residence Street #: 1520 Street Direction: East Street Name: Tachevah Street Suffix: Drive County: Riverside State: CA Zip Code: 92262 Area: 332 - Palm Springs Central Subdivision: Ruth Hardy Park/Movie Colony East

General Property Information

Total Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 1 Approx SqFt: 1110 Total Baths: 1 Lot Acres: 0.21 Lot Size: 9148 Lot Size Source: Assessor Year Built: 1946

Listing Info

School District: Palm Springs Unified

Status Change Info

Pending Date: 2023-06-01 Contingent: Active Under Contract

Builders Information

Builder's Name: Albert Frey

Parking Spaces/Information

Total Carport Spaces: 1 Total Parking Spaces: 1

HOA Information



DPR Eligible: No

Property Features

Property Condition: Updated/Remodeled Fencing: Block Levels: One Appliances: Dishwasher; Disposal; Gas Range Flooring: Concrete Heating: Central Laundry: Individual Room Parking: Driveway
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Realty
Listing Agent: Todd Hays
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2023

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