The best of Palm Springs: 7 Homes on the market from $799K to $9M

Palm Springs's unique real estate market has a little something for everyone. From mid-century modern architectural gems to sprawling celebrity estates or charming little bungalows, we've rounded up your best options if you happen to be house-hunting in this idyllic desert hideaway.

Georgie Mihaila
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Coco Chanel once famously said, “Palm Springs is like a vacation every day!” And she was spot on.

Known for its never-ending sunny days, this hotspot offers everything from world-class golf courses and luxury resorts to the famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as well as the natural hot springs that have been a therapeutic draw for decades.

And did we mention the star-studded history? Celebrities have long been flocking to the area, with icons like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Liberace, and Dean Martin all calling it home over the years.

Yet, the real showstopper is the architecture. Palm Springs is a treasure trove of mid-century modern homes, each one a masterpiece of sleek, minimalist design from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Palm Springs’s iconic architecture is a testament to a bygone era of innovation and style, with names like Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, William Francis Cody, and Donald Wexler leaving their mark and designing masterpieces like the recently Don’t Worry Darling’-featured Kaufmann House or John Lautner’s concrete-domed Elrod House.

And while not many of us will ever get our hands on a former celebrity estate or a Richard Neutra-designed masterpiece, Palm Springs houses come in all sizes — and at all price points — so we thought we’d give you a good idea of what’s currently on the market in this desert oasis, known for its good weather and ultra-charming homes.

So we’ve rounded up a few options for you — in all price ranges. From a sprawling 28-acre estate priced close to $9 million to a cozy 2-bedroom priced at $799,000, here are some standout Palm Springs houses currently up for grabs.

An idyllic 28-acre compound with celebrity ties priced at $9M

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Encapsulating everything that Palm Springs is best known for — celebrity pedigree, desert hideaway vibes, and distinctive architecture — Suzanne Somers’ legendary Palm Springs retreat is looking for new owners.

Set in the scenic outskirts of Downtown Palm Springs, the property is a sprawling 28-acre compound with several distinct structures totaling 7,280 square feet — and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from the desert hideaway of an iconic TV darling.

Listed for $8.95 million with Compass’ Scott Lyle, the compound consists of a European-inspired main house, four guest villas, and an Albert Frey-designed guest house. It also has some fairly unique features, like a custom funicular that takes guests all the way up to the residence.

A $5.5M architectural home in the very heart of Palm Springs

Architecturally distinct house in Palm Springs with a curvilinear design and a bright, yellow door.
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Nestled within the exclusive gated community of ONE Las Palmas, this newly built desert oasis (completed in 2023) is a one-of-a-kind property.

From its unique curvilinear design to its luxurious details and amenities, this home is a true work of art that pays tribute to the storied architectural history of Palm Springs, which we briefly touched upon in this article.

Sitting on nearly half an acre, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence with modern aesthetics and resort-style features was designed by lauded architect Brian Foster and comes equipped with a full Net $0 Solar system, adding sustainability to its long list of appealing features. It’s listed for $5.495 million with Scott Lyle and Kyle Gilligan of Compass.

A reimagined 4.2M house with an attached casita

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Originally designed in the 1970s by Howard Lapham, one of the modernist architects who helped shape Palm Springs, this 4-bedroom home has been reimagined from the ground up by design-build company TED Construction.

Set in the desirable Deepwell Estates community — where Tippi Hedren and Jerry Lewis once lived — the 4-bedroom, 6-bath home has been designed with the more tropical side of Palm Springs living in mind.

As such, it comes with some fairly unique features like pocketing walls of glass and a dramatic 14′ ceiling vault in the great room, an all-season lanai, attached casita, over 3,000 square feet of decking that wraps the home and pool, and a dynamic landscape design that makes use of the entire property. It’s currently listed for $4,188,000 with James Gault and Scott Ehrens at Compass.

A majestic $3.1M architectural gem

Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Mission Hills / Fairway Estates on .52 acres, 12114 Turnberry Drive is an elegant, downright stunning estate built for entertainment.

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Clocking in at 6,325 of luxuriously appointed living space, the 2000-built home has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with an island and an adjoining octagonal breakfast room, and an imposing great room with extra-tall, beamed ceiling.

Oh, and let’s not forget the dining room that can easily sit 16+ people and the family/game room with pool table and entertainment area. Katrina Bischoff with Avenue 8 holds the listing.

A $2.7M midcentury modern with a detached ADU and solar panels

“Every carefully selected element narrates a tale of refined taste and imaginative foresight,” listing agent Mina Azami (Compass) had to say about this newly listed, $2,695,000 midcentury home that she brought to market alongside Brooke Pascoe, also with Compass.

Photo credit: Patrick Ketchum / Compass

Originally built in 1949, the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 2280 Paseo Roseta in Palm Springs comes with soaring 11-foot ceilings, sliding glass doors, and glass block walls. 

Recently renovated, the 3,213-square-foot home features upgraded bathrooms, a generously sized laundry room, and an expansive kitchen with quartz countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, an island with seating, and a breakfast area. 

But the main draw is its outdoor area, where we find a 50-foot lap pool and a modern geometric spa, manicured landscaping, and a detached ADU/Guest house with a living area, kitchenette, king-size bedroom, and a full bath.

Additional amenities that anchor it firmly into the 21st century are its upgraded electrical panels and owned solar panels, high-tech alarm system with cameras, and LG Smart home automation.

The former Fess Parker Estate, now listed for $2.1M

Given Palm Springs’s long history of famous residents, you can barely throw a stone without hitting a glam former celebrity abode.

This Indian Canyons home is no exception, and was once home to celebrated American actor Fess Parker, best known for his iconic roles as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

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A true trophy property harking back to Palm Springs’s storied past, the Fess Parker Estate sits on a half-acre in the sought-after neighborhood of Indian Canyons, with a sprawling yard that leads visitors into the 2,097-square-foot abode with soaring ceilings, sliding glass walls and clerestory windows — that frame panoramic views of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains.

“The yard is certainly the first thing that visitors to the home recognize — the size and beauty, with the mountains surrounding it — certainly are breathtaking,” says listing agent Tim Krubsack with Compass.

“Inside, the primary bedroom suite is unlike any other. With a shower that is part of the room, and incredible views of the grounds, it’s an experience that no other home can offer. Finally, the walls of glass make this a true Palm Springs residence.”

A budget-friendly $799K abode in the Lake Mirage community

Just in case you were wondering: yes, you can also find more affordably priced properties in the Palm Springs area. And this 2-bedroom, 3-bath residence in the peaceful community of Lake Mirage is living proof.

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Listed for $799,000 with Sean Galligan (Avenue 8), the fully renovated bungalow comes with 1,615 square feet of beautifully appointed interiors — including finishes like Portola Paints limewash walls in the living room; custom, semi-handmade cabinets in kitchen (which also boasts new high-end appliances and silver travertine countertops); as well as Diana Royal marble countertops in the bathroom, and a spa-like Botticino marble mosaic-tiled shower.

The residence also benefits from all the Lake Mirage amenities (including tennis, pickeball courts, pool, clubhouse and gym), and has solid income potential, having previously been rented for $6,000 – $7,000 / month.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded