Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Lucy and Desi. Supper clubs and bossa nova. Marilyn Monroe and secret encounters... There was something unforgettable (and undoubtedly special) about the classic couplings of the fifties and sixties.
One more of those pairings: architecture and the desert – classically designed and beautifully streamlined Mid-Century homes that celebrated both modern design and their sunny California surrounds. Palm Springs is a desert oasis that straddles the decades, bringing mid century into the next millennium with ageless style and charm.
Pay homage to six decades of timeless sophistication at Modern Monarch, a striking mid century desert classic designed in 1960 by acclaimed architect Hugh Kaptur. Epitomizing Palm Springs and embodying swank Mid-Century architecture and design, our home's clean lines and simple elegance have been lovingly and meticulously updated for today's tastes and style.
Step into this incredible home – a featured stop on the 2012 Modernism tour – and step into the stylish sixties gone modern – a private desert oasis, surrounded by lush hedges, towering palms, and you'll-never-stop-staring views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Sun streams through floor-to-ceiling walls of glass (we can't really call them windows), bathing in California-style "mood lighting" the home's period-inspired furnishings, clean lines and gleaming porcelain floors.
An airy, open plan sweeps through an entertainer's dream space – a sleek living-dining-kitchen area, open to facilitate conversation, laughter and good times with family and friends – and into the home's three roomy bedrooms, which offer a queen master suite, a second queen bedroom, and a third bedroom with two twin beds.
Everywhere you look, expansive windows open onto an unimpeded view of the spacious backyard and its crown jewel: a large, sparkling swimming pool and sundeck, sprinkled with loungers and outdoor shade by TUUCI, and offering ample space to relax and enjoy the views: the morning sunrise, afternoon sun dappling the San Jacinto Mountains, and the kaleidoscopic hues of a sunset over Banning Pass.
An outdoor patio and dining area flank the pool, and are a true extension of your living space. The seamless transition between indoors and out makes entertaining a breeze, be it with a five-course meal from the chef's kitchen or barbecued delicacies sizzled to perfection on the grill. On crisp fall nights, dine alfresco and stargaze to the cozy warmth emanating from the fire pit.
So why choose our home, our take on Mid-Century modern? Because Modern Monarch has everything you need, and many features you never knew you wanted:
Entertainment Central: We're built for entertainment, with a breezy, open floor plan, 50" flat screen, 7.1 home theatre system and dining for up to 10 guests.
Chef's Kitchen: If you plan to entertain, you'll fall in love with our chef's kitchen: roomy countertops, a spacious island, Bertazzoni 5-burner gas stove, and stainless steel appliances.
Luxe Bedding: You'll get an incredible night's sleep, courtesy of comfy mattresses and natural linens. Your bedroom also has new furnishings, a flat-screen TV and closets large enough to make most mid century homes weep.
You're Our Priority: We truly believe in the value of exceptional service. When you arrive, our Greeter will be there to familiarize you with the home and answer any questions. Throughout your stay, we're always a call away.
Dogs Welcome: Dog owners, we don't just accept your pets; we welcome them! Our four-legged guests enjoy space to roam, especially in our expansive backyard – the perfect spot for a romp.
Treated Water: Palm Springs tends toward hard water, so we've installed an Eco Water System throughout Modern Monarch. You, your family and friends will enjoy clean, clear, great tasting water, as well as softer skin and hair, throughout your stay.