1520 E Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • $899,000
1520 E Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
For Sale
1520 E Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $899,000


Live in the creativity and wonder of Albert Frey, one of Palm Springs’ most beloved architects. Bel Vista Residence #2 is a truly special property. 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. Also 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 an oasis of nature just blocks from downtown. A large covered patio/carport, views from the fire pit, great views from the lawn area, a sparkling pool & spa, and a horseshoe pit all make it a great place to enjoy the outdoors, events, entertain, or just 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 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. 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).

Listing Provided By:
Coldwell Banker Realty

  • Address 1520 E Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA
  • City Palm Springs
  • State/county California
  • Zip/Postal Code 92262
  • Area 332 - Central Palm Springs


Updated on June 9, 2023 at 1:30 pm
  • Property ID: PF22193376
  • Price: $899,000
  • Property Size: 1110 sqft
  • Land Area: 9148 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: For Sale

Additional details

  • Garage Spaces: 0.00
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Original Price: 1100000.00
  • Cooling: Central Air
  • Fireplace Features: None
  • Heating: Central
  • Parking: Carport,Driveway
  • Pool Y/N: 1
  • Property Style: Modern
  • Road: City Street
  • Roof: Foam
  • Sewer: Public Sewer,Sewer Paid
  • Spa Y/N: 1
  • Stories: 1
  • Utilities: Electricity Connected,Natural Gas Connected,Sewer Connected,Water Connected
  • View: Mountain(s)
  • Water: Public

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