Listing provided courtesy of BD Homes-The Paul Kaplan Group - MLS# 219109181MLS Provider

153 W Santa Catalina RoadPalm Springs, CA 92262

Single Family · 4 Beds · 4 Full Baths · 3,898 Sq. ft. | 0.61 Acres

$1,795,000 Active


Time on Site:
14 days

Hollywood golden era Palm Springs mini-estate with 4 bedrooms/4 baths built in 1936 on over 1/2 acre of fee simple land (land you own) with a botanical garden-like array of mature landscaping. The main house has 3 bedrooms/3 baths with vaulted ceiling in great room and floor-to-ceiling native stone fireplace making this home feel like a beautiful desert ranch from Palm Springs' star-studded era. Attached casita with separate parking, its own kitchen, private entrance with views of pool and mountains. Private saltwater pool, outdoor dining area and mature landscaping make for fabulous outdoor entertaining. The estate features an owned solar system, consisting of 24 solar panels substantially reducing energy consumption. The unique property presents a wonderful opportunity for a fabulous short-term vacation rental opportunity, making for a savvy investment, or a discreet family compound.

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  • PublicSun. Apr 1411:00AM - 2:00PM
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Facts & Features

  • Type Single Family
  • Sq. ft. 3,898
  • Price/Sq.ft. $460
  • Lot 0.61 Acres


School Information
  • School District: Palm Springs Unified
Green Features
  • Green Energy Generation: Solar
Building Information
  • New Construction: false
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Country: US
  • County Or Parish: Riverside
  • MLS Area Major: 331 - Palm Springs North End
  • MLS Area Minor: Racquet Club West
  • Subdivision Name: Racquet Club West
  • Walk Score: 0
General Information
  • Disclosures: Property As Is
  • Exclusions: Certain pieces of Seller's art and personal effects.
  • Furnished: Turnkey
  • Property Condition: Updated/Remodeled
  • Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Senior Community: false
  • Special Listing Conditions: Standard


  • Bathrooms Full: 4
  • Bathrooms Half: 0
  • Bathrooms One Quarter: 0
  • Bathrooms Three Quarter: 0
  • Bathrooms Total: 4
  • Bedrooms Total: 4
Building Interior
  • Building Area Source: Appraiser
  • Building Area Total: 3898.0
General Information
  • Accessibility Features: No Interior Steps
  • Appliances: Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Exhaust Fan,Gas Cooktop,Gas Dryer Hookup,Gas Oven,Gas Range
  • Door Features: French Doors
  • Fireplace Features: Gas
  • Fireplace: true
  • Fireplaces Total: 1
  • Flooring: Ceramic Tile
  • Foundation Details: Slab
  • Interior Features: Master Suite,Granite Counters,Vaulted Ceiling(s),Built-in Features
  • Laundry Features: In Bathroom
  • Levels: Ground,One
  • Living Area: 3898.0
  • Security Features: Automatic Gate,Security System Owned
  • Spa: false
  • Stories Total: 1
  • Window Features: Blinds,Double Pane Windows,Drapes


Parking Information
  • Parking Features: Circular Driveway,Covered,Driveway,Porte-Cochere,Total Covered Spaces,Total Uncovered/Assigned Spaces
  • Parking Total: 6.0
Lot Information
  • Additional Parcels: false
  • Lot Features: Back Yard,Landscaped,Level,Rectangular Lot,Private,Near Public Transit
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.61
  • Lot Size Area: 26572.0
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 133' x 201'
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 26571.6
  • Water Source: Water District
    Building Exterior/Construction
    • Architectural Style: Ranch
    • Attached Garage: false
    • Construction Materials: Stucco
    • Patio And Porch Features: Concrete Slab,Covered,Roof Top Deck,Other
    • Roof: Slate
    General Information
    • Exterior Features: Solar System Owned,Other
    • Fencing: Block,Stucco Wall
    • Other Structures: Guest House/Casita,Accessory Bldgs
    • Pool Features: Gunite,Heated,In Ground,Private,Salt Water,Pebble
    • Pool Private: true
    • Sewer: In, Connected and Paid
    • Utilities: Cable Available


    Palm Springs

    Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the beautiful desert resort city of Palm Springs is an international destination for outdoor sport enthusiasts, Mid-Century architecture admirers, and fans of the glamour of Golden Era Hollywood. Palm Springs is located approximately 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego, making it an ideal distance for Southern California residents to escape for a quick getaway weekend or the perfect locale for a second home.


    92262 (Palm Springs) Demographics
    Median Age
    Population Density (per sq. mile)
    College Educated
    Estimated Median Income
    Estimated Total Home Owners
    Estimated Total Renters
    61% / 39%
    Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    Estimated Average Household Size
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.


    Elementary Schools
    Katherine Finchy Elementary
    • Grades: KG - 5
    • Enrollment: 603
    Vista del Monte Elementary
    • Grades: KG - 5
    • Enrollment: 536
    Middle Schools
    Raymond Cree Middle
    • Grades: 6 - 8 /
    • Enrollment: 835
    High Schools
    Palm Springs High
    • Grades: 9 - 12 /
    • Enrollment: 1,613
    School data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc. School ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest rating and 1 being the lowest rating.

    Monthly Cost

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    Market Data

    Based on the last 30 days in this zip code

    Median Sales Price
    Median Price per Square Foot
    Properties Sold
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    Average Days on Market
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    Calculations provided by Reliance Network


    Date Event Value Agent
    3/29/2024Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    March 29, 2024
    Robert Menchini
    Listing Agent
    3/29/2024Source: California Desert MLS Added to Database
    March 29, 2024
    Robert Menchini
    Listing Agent
    10/28/2022Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    October 28, 2022
    9/29/2022Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    September 29, 2022
    8/4/2022Source: TheMLS (CLAW) Added to Database
    June 24, 2022