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Sunday, May 29, 2022

A regular on the Palm Springs Modernism Week home tour seeks $2.7 million

A Palm Springs home regularly featured on the Modernism Week tour of idyllic desert properties through the Indian Canyons neighborhood in recent years has hit the market.

The asking price is $2.65 million.

Set on the 13th fairway of the Indian Canyons Golf Resort, the all-white home has double yellow doors that open on a 3,001 square foot living space with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and original mid-century detail.

The home was built for noted furniture maker Avery Rennick and his wife, Virginia, in 1964. Rennick, who died in 2003 at age 100, furnished the homes of industrialist-turned-art-collector Norton Simon, Hollywood Western star John Wayne and other famous people.

In 2016, the previous owner and developer Thomboy Properties re-imagined the home.

The current owners purchased it in 2017 for $1.175 million, as county records show, and added bold wall coverings, primary bathroom upgrades and an outdoor shower, among other improvements.

As listing agent Scott Ehrens of Compass put it by phone, “The bones are lovely and the level of finish is of the highest quality. Just the design flair, it’s so unique what they’ve done while maintaining the original vibe.”

Period features include the stacked breeze block wall-enclosed patio at the front of the home, just off the bedrooms and terrazzo slab-covered patio facing the backyard pool and spa.

The quarter-acre-plus grounds also feature a lawn, a built-in barbecue and a fire pit seating area.

Inside, a white dolomite fireplace wall with marble slabs, separated by brass rails, anchors the far end of the living room.

“The marble slabs are in several homes in Indian Canyons as kind of a signature detail from the period for that builder, but the dolomite I’ve never seen in any other house,” Ehrens said. “That seems to have been a custom detail they added just there, but it’s original.”

The kitchen, which has been remodeled, opens to the breakfast nook and the combination dining and living room. On the other side of the wall, there’s a family room with a bar alcove.

Updates include new terrazzo tile floors, custom cabinetry, wall treatments and replacement glass walls.

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