Tompkins Residence, c. 1960, Ladd & Kelsey AIA discovered in Rancho Mirage
The Tompkins Residence, c. 1960, Thorton Ladd & John Kelsey (Ladd & Thorton) AIA. First offering since 1976. Classic mid-century design infused with Japanese Modern influence. Two pavilions flank the lotus blossom shaped pool. Both pavilions are encircled by a series of moveable screens which incorporate both translucent and solid panels, allowing for various options for transparency, privacy and ventilation—a brilliant modernist interpretation of the shoji-panel design. The movable screen system are replicated inside the residence. The original design from landscape to floor plan, from cabinet to hardware, appears to be original, creating a unique time capsule view of a stunningly cohesive vision by the architects. The orientation allows for domineering mountain views and privacy. This jewel is a symphony of design, style and chicness providing a harmonious living space. Given that this is a recently discovered architectural trophy, expect multiple offers.
The residence proudly sits on 1.25 acres of prestigious Thunderbird Heights, a gated community within Rancho Mirage, CA. The main pavilion is a 1 bedroom plus study. The master suite boasts double baths plus a dressing room. There is a formal living room and a dining terrace. The kitchen features Subzero, Thermador and a garbage chute. The guest pavilion hosts a bedroom and bath, or can be used as a pool cabana. The elephantine mountains across the road protect the privacy of the property. The valley floor twinkling lights are visible from the east windows.
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This property will be soon available for purchase.