Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
alert-–-sumptuous-palm-springs-home-with-very-colorful-original-1960s-interior-hits-market-for-$1.85mAlert – Sumptuous Palm Springs home with VERY colorful original 1960s interior hits market for $1.85M
  • 1240 S. Manzanita Ave. in Palm Springs hit the market for $1.85 million
  • Owned by plumber to the stars Jack Stephan, the interior is preserved from the 1960s

By Rachel Bowman For AlertContent.Com

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A luxurious California home with an interior that is a time capsule of the 1960s has hit the market for $1.85 million.

Previously owned by Jack Stephan, plumber to the stars, 1240 S. Manzanita Ave. in Palm Springs looks modest on the outside but is decorated in vibrant colors and retro features.

Built in 1965 by midcentury modern architect Robert Lewis, the house has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a sunken living room, curved wet bar, a kidney-shaped pool and an oversized garage.

Photos of the listing show the previous owner decked out the house in orange, pink and red. According to the Zillow listing, red was Stephan’s favorite color.

‘This is a very special property. They’ve kept everything as original as possible,’ Alex Dethier, the house’s agent, told SFGATE.

1240 S. Manzanita Ave. in Palm Springs, California, has hit the market for $1.85 million

While modest looking on the outside, the inside of the home is a time capsule of the 1960s, featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a sunken living room, curved wet bar, a kidney-shaped pool and an oversized garage

Popular during the time of its creation, pink and orange color combinations are seen throughout the living room.

The sunken area features a large orange couch and curved fireplace, while orange carpet lines the floor reaching the wet bar.

Chairs placed at the are pink and orange stripped, and orange curtains and wooden poles separate the rooms.

The bedroom has pink carpeting and wallpaper with gold detailing. There are several light fixtures and the dark green velvet headboard extends on to the ceiling.

Dethier said Stephan spent upward of $160,000 on the house’s furnishings in 1969, which is still preserved in the home.

‘He was quite a fixture here in the desert while living in this fabulously decorated home, which was the epitome of chic luxury back in the day,’ said Zillow.

The interior is splashed with vibrant shades of orange, pink and red. The curved wet bar (pictured) is lined with orange and pink striped chairs

A bedroom in the home has pink carpeting and wallpaper with gold detailing. There are several light fixtures and a dark green velvet headboard

Known for his commercials advertising his Southern California plumbing business, Stephan lived in the home from 1969 to his death in 2014.

His son, Jack Stephan Jr., told the Los Angeles Times his father was, ‘the Cal Worthington of plumbing.’

 ‘It’s a fantastic house. It’s hard to not walk in it and feel like you’re back in time,’ Dethier said.

Located in the neighborhood of Deepwell Estates, the property is adjacent to the former homes of Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace and Loretta Young.

The house has already received attention on TikTok for its retro décor.  User @zillowtastrophes shared a video showing off the home.

 ‘Each room just gets more and more saturated. I just think people are going to start rebelling against the beige, modern, minimal aesthetic,’ she said.

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