If you’ve been thinking about buying into Coachella Valley’s architectural legacy, the time is now. The Edris House, a historic modernist masterpiece designed by prolific Palm Springs, California-based architect E. Stewart Williams, is in search of a new owner.
Williams’ distinctive modernist buildings in the mid-century modernist style helped define the Desert Modern aesthetic. He famously designed Frank Sinatra’s desert home (the one with the piano-shaped swimming pool) and the Coachella Valley bank buildings.
Built in 1954 for movie theater slash tomato farm owner William Edris and his wife Marjorie, the 2,750-square-foot residence at 1030 West Cielo Drive is sleek and warm. The glass, wood and stone structure adds a glamorous sophistication to the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The property was designed to look “as if it grew out of the ground rather than falling out of the sky,” Williams once said. It features three bedrooms and three baths, a large stone fireplace and a stunning geometric pool.
The asking price is $4.2 million. Enquire within.