It it the sleek 75-foot lap pool, the fire pits or the sweeping desert views that seem to exude just the right amount of sexiness a jet-setting modernist would need for the ultimate party pad? Designed by L.A. architectural firm Marmol & Radziner (“the go-to architects for rescuing Southern California’s modernist masterworks,” claims Architectural Digest), this 6,492 square-foot modern gem in Rancho Mirage seems the appropriate setting for parties, and well, parties. And when we say parties, we mean private parties—the kind where artists, models, editors of magazines and the chicest of chic mingle in gallery-like rooms, admiring the art.

The architecture clearly pays homage to classical modernism—which found its roots in Palm Springs  during the 1950s and 1960s—yet brings it into contemporary times with modern touches.  Two wings on either side create a U-shape giving privacy to the master suite and allowing the home to embrace the amazing lap pool, while 55 feet of retractable glass open the home to the valley view below. The property becomes a pavilion, blending the indoor and outdoor spaces into a confusion of singular space. The perfect modern oasis for one fast-moving luxury buyer.

Represented by Susan Canavan and Deirdre Coit of Coldwell Banker in Palm Desert for $4,720,000.