California’s desert region has always been a seasonal escape—a place to forget the chill of winter. Most desert homeowners make their homes among the jagged sun-kissed hillsides and mirage-like fairways between the months of November and June, only to awaken from their winter daydream right around the time temperatures begin to creep towards triple digits and the spring music festival season starts (whichever comes first). This contemporary custom home, located along the Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, could be a daydream that lasts year-round for one future homeowner.
Offering the ultimate in privacy and expansive desert views, the 6,808 square-foot home was built just five years ago, designed by legendary architect Kristi Hanson and Blackbird Interiors, who specify only the finest materials and finishes in their residences. As all desert homes should, its open, flowing floorplan, sliding doors pocket into walls and cascading water sheets down the exterior walls in the courtyard inspire indoor/outdoor tranquility. But don’t let the residence’s serene atmosphere fool you. It is also an entertainer’s home: a private pool in the front and another in the backyard set along the golf course both offer opportunities for gatherings big and small. The gourmet kitchen, outfitted with all of the latest modern amenities, opens up seamlessly to principal rooms for easy entertaining.
With views of two fairways in the distance, this home also affords almost complete privacy. Guests will appreciate the fact that all bedrooms are private, ensuite and well-separated from the rest of the public areas. There is even an upstairs suite with private living room with two bedrooms and baths. The lavish master bedroom is an oasis, with an adjacent offoce. Work or play, the residence is the epitome of desert living, just above the city of Palm Desert.