Interior Design / Architecture

Murray-Reese Residence

This Spanish revival home in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs was built in 1930.  The house was renovated in 1995 and the kitchen had received a “contemporary upgrade,” two small bedrooms with en-suites were included and a large hall/galley connected the home to the side entry.  There was also an awkward powder room in the kitchen and a bathtub in the primary bedroom.  The new owners sought to create a more period appropriate kitchen, flipping the location of the dining area to maximize the stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains.  The powder room was converted to a walk in pantry and the hall/galley was converted to a butler’s pantry that includes a second dishwasher and wine fridge.  One bedroom was eliminated to create a large primary bedroom with a beautifully appointed walk-in closet/dressing room.  The new layout allowed the creation of a large primary bathroom with shower and soaking tub.  The owners selected stunning hand-painted tile for the walls and vanity backsplash.  The home was finished with semi-rough plaster walls and large plank wood floors throughout.  Construction by C.W. Foster Inc.