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1950s Palm Springs home boasts bevy of breeze blocks for $599K

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It’s everything you could want in a desert dwelling

The home is framed by palm trees and the San Jacinto Mountains.
Photos courtesy of Matthew Reader

Fellow breeze block lovers, this one’s for you.

At 873 North Sunrise Way, in Palm Spring’s Movie Colony East, this teal residence makes a striking impression from the street, thanks to a fabulous wall of decorative blocks. It’s more than a cute face—the wall forms a front porch that could be enjoyed on balmier desert days.

It also lends some character to the already-retro rich interior. A picture window in the living room looks straight at the snazzy screen.

Elsewhere inside the spunky 1950s home, find tongue and groove ceilings, walls of glass, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, clerestory windows with mountain views, and a vintage kitchen with its original pink countertops and Western Holly oven.

The home sits on a one-quarter acre lot with a covered patio and swimming pool and clocks in at 1,507 square feet with two bedrooms and one and three quarter baths. It’s already under contract, but the deal is not sealed. Asking $599,000, it’s listed with Matthew Reader and Brad Hudson of BD Homes-The Paul Kaplan Group.

The pattern of the home’s breeze blocks is “vista-vue,” an “enduringly popular” design, according to the definitive Concrete Screen Block book.
Lots of vintage elements on display in the living areas.
Walls of glass look out to the pool and mountains in the distance.
The kitchen is a time capsule.
Don’t you wish you were here right now?