Listing provided courtesy of BD Homes-The Paul Kaplan Group - MLS# 24353167MLS Provider

1240 S Manzanita AvenuePalm Springs, CA 92264

Single Family · 4 Beds · 4 Full Baths · 1 Partial Bath · 3,250 Sq. ft. | 0.25 Acres

$2,000,000 Active


Time on Site:
72 days

Calling all Palm Springs enthusiasts and design aficionados! Here's your chance to own a piece of history with Stephan's Folly, a stunning 1965 estate designed by renowned architect Robert Lewis and nestled in the prestigious Deepwell Estates neighborhood. This expansive 3,250 sq ft residence offers everything you need for luxurious desert living. Unwind in the sunken living room, complete with a swanky curved wet bar and plush red velvet seating perfect for hosting unforgettable soires. Three bedrooms, a den (convertible to a fourth bedroom), and five bathrooms provide ample space for family and guests. Step outside to your private oasis, featuring a sparkling kidney-shaped pool ideal for basking under the desert sun while entertaining in style thanks to the dedicated pool cabana room. Stephan's Folly holds a special place in Palm Springs lore. From 1969 to 2014, it was the beloved residence of Jack Stephan, a local legend known as Plumber to the Stars. Stephan's flamboyant personality and passion for red are woven into the very fabric of the home. He spared no expense in decorating his abode with the epitome of chic luxury, featuring bold colors, plush textures, and glamorous details throughout. Beyond his plumbing prowess, Stephan was a social butterfly renowned for hosting extravagant parties and card nights at his dazzling estate. This home truly embodies the spirit of Palm Springs' golden age, where entertainment and style reigned supreme. Now, you can step into this iconic residence and create your own memories within its walls. Stephan's Folly is offered fully furnished, allowing you to experience the bygone era of desert glamour firsthand. Contact the agent today for a private showing and unlock the door to your own Palm Springs dream.

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Facts & Features

  • Type Single Family
  • Sq. ft. 3,250
  • Price/Sq.ft. $615
  • Lot 0.25 Acres


  • Association: No
Building Information
  • New Construction: No
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Country: US
  • County Or Parish: Riverside
  • MLS Area Major: 334 - South End Palm Springs
  • Subdivision Name: Deepwell
Rent/Lease Information
  • Land Lease: No
General Information
  • Furnished: Furnished
  • Parcel Number: 508402009
  • Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Senior Community: No
  • Special Listing Conditions: Standard
  • Zoning: R1C


Parking Information
  • Garage Spaces: 2.0
  • Garage: Yes
  • Bathrooms Full: 4
  • Bathrooms Half: 1
  • Bathrooms One Quarter: 0
  • Bathrooms Three Quarter: 0
  • Bathrooms Total: 5
  • Bedrooms Total: 4
Building Interior
  • Building Area Total: 3250.0
General Information
  • Appliances: Dishwasher,Refrigerator,Dryer,Washer
  • Common Walls: No Common Walls
  • Fireplace Features: Living Room
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Flooring: Carpet
  • Laundry Features: Inside,Laundry Room
  • Levels: One
  • Living Area: 3250.0
  • Spa Features: None
  • Spa: No
  • Stories: 1
  • Stories Total: 1


Parking Information
  • Open Parking Spaces: 2.0
  • Parking Features: Door-Multi,Garage
  • Parking Total: 4.0
Lot Information
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.25
  • Lot Size Area: 10890.0
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 10890.0
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
    Building Exterior/Construction
    • Architectural Style: Other
    • Attached Garage: Yes
    • Direction Faces: West
    General Information
    • Pool Features: Private
    • Pool Private: Yes


    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.


    92264 (Palm Springs) Demographics
    Median Age
    Population Density (per sq. mile)
    College Educated
    Estimated Median Income
    Estimated Total Home Owners
    Estimated Total Renters
    67% / 33%
    Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    Estimated Average Household Size
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.


    Elementary Schools
    Cahuilla Elementary
    • Grades: KG - 5
    • Enrollment: 483
    Cielo Vista Charter
    • Grades: KG - 8
    • Enrollment: 869
    Desert Learning Academy
    • Grades: KG - 12
    • Enrollment: 215
    Middle Schools
    Cielo Vista Charter
    • Grades: KG - 8 /
    • Enrollment: 869
    Desert Learning Academy
    • Grades: KG - 12 /
    • Enrollment: 215
    High Schools
    Desert Learning Academy
    • Grades: KG - 12 /
    • Enrollment: 215
    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

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    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
    1/31/2024Source: bridgeMLS Added to Database
    January 31, 2024
    1/31/2024Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    January 31, 2024
    Alex Dethier
    Listing Agent
    12/22/2022Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    December 22, 2022
    10/21/2022Source: CRMLS Added to Database
    October 21, 2022