Home Of The Week
2587 South Pequeno Circle
Known as “The Pod House,” this unique Palm Springs residence is iconic architect William Krisel’s only work comprised of five interconnecting polygon-shaped pods.
Beyond the serene entry pond and waterfall, this unique mid century-style home features towering ceilings, skylights, original white terrazzo and brass inlaid floors and hand-forged rock walls. Uninterrupted walls of glass in the living area provide magnificent views of the Indian Canyons Golf Course and endless mountain ranges. An impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace enclosed in copper and stone divides the living and dining rooms.
The home offers five bedrooms, four-and-one-half bathrooms and an updated state-of-the-art kitchen filled with abundant natural light from a skylight. More intimate areas include a cozy den with a fireplace, a double en-suite and triple-closet master bedroom, luxurious modern baths and a separate wing offering third and fourth bedrooms/offices and a shared bath. There is also a casita with a private entrance and bath.
Situated on more than half an acre of land, the grounds boast a sprawling lush lawn, beautiful landscaping, a spacious outdoor entertaining area with several patios, a large pool with a waterfall and spa, two fire pits and a built-in grill. A large driveway leads to a two-car garage with a covered spot for a golf cart.
Krisel modernized Southern California tract housing and helped shape Palm Springs’ reputation as a haven for midcentury modern architecture. Although the five connected pods make this a one-of-a-kind residence, the home also features many of Krisel’s trademark modernist and elegant touches, such as expansive walls of glass to accentuate outdoor views and post-and-beam construction, allowing for fewer walls and brick fireplaces.
Built in 1968, this home is one of Palm Springs’ most coveted mid century estates.