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The Wexler

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Uploaded: 2nd Sep 2019 at 1:36 PM

Here is another Palm Springs home by architect Donald Wexler. This one is based on the 1959 Leeds-Howard House II at 375 Via Lola. The actual house is much more architecturally complex along the backyard pool. For my purposes I needed it to fit on a 30x20 lot so the long plain wall is more representative of the many many tract house copies that were built in the 1960s.

The Leeds/Howard couple you may know from the movie Seabiscuit. This house has been on the market for around 2.5 million while the stripped-down tract house version goes for 6-700K. As if all these Wexlers weren't confusing enough, this is actually the second Leeds-Howard house. The first one was commissioned in 1954 at 515 West Via Lola. They each have been owned by various celebrities over the years.

On my page for the Alexander Steel house I linked some websites about midcentury modern architecture. Now if you really want to get a feel for the difference between good midmod design and plain old vintage/retro, go check out the interiors of these sister homes:

Leeds-Howard One
Leeds-Howard Two

and one of my fave pages on Palm Springs style in general:
William Krisel's Twin Palms

You can also get this house on the gallery, originID still bubbajoe62.

Lot Size: 30x20
Lot Price (furnished): 99022