Those are just a few of the terms you’ll be hearing this weekend, as thousands descend on Indian Wells, California for the start of the BNP Paribas Open, the “largest combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory tennis event in the world.” But, they could just as easily be directed toward some of the homes in the area.
This coveted area of the California Low Desert has long been a draw for the celebrity set, dating back to Bob Hope in 1930 (Hope was later named the Honorary Mayor of Palm Springs in 1948). It continues its reign as an adjunct Hollywood playground while attracting its share of young and growing families, retirees and empty nesters, and everyone in between, thanks to the endless sun, abundant outdoor fun and recreational opportunities, a dynamic dining scene, ample cultural hotspots, and high-end shopping.
If you’re heading to Indian Wells sometime during this premier two-week tournament, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time between watching Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal play for a little exploration of the area., Home values here continue to rise—and are predicted to tick upwards again this year in Indian Wells, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert. We’re showcasing one luxury home in each of these three cities that provide a peek into the luxury market in each of these three cities.
76101 Via Saturnia
Indian Wells, CA.
Past the sparkling pool, bougainvillea bushes burst with bright pink blooms. Multiple soaring palm trees and a rolling green lawn add to the tropical oasis feel, and the majestic mountains in the background complete this spectacularly serene view. Enjoy these exquisite surroundings from the entertainer’s patio of this four-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bath, 4,097-square-foot Indian Wells home, which also features a spa, built-in BBQ and multiple sitting and lounging areas. Or, gaze out at the relaxing vistas from the spacious living room, gourmet island kitchen, dining room, and bar of the elegant and inviting interior. The sumptuous master suite has its own sitting area, and there is also a private outdoor retreat off the front entrance, where you can snuggle up in front of the fire and watch the desert sky sparkle with stars.
This property is listed by Alan Abell, Coldwell Banker Palm Desert.
3223 Estaban Way
Palm Springs, CA.
Whether you enjoy your Palm Springs pad for frequent getaways or as a full-time residence, you’ll feel like you’re at a resort every time you walk through the doors of this four-bedroom, 3,513-square-foot Mediterranean-style home. The highly amenitized kitchen features a large island with exotic stone countertops, custom Alder cabinets, and professional stainless steel appliances. This space is open to the great room, with its open-beam vaulted ceilings and fireplace, and offers seamless access to the outdoors, where a saltwater pool, spa, waterfall, firepit, and mountain views await. The kitchen also leads right into the dining room, distinguished by its coffered ceiling and private, mountain-view patio. Spacious sleeping quarters include the luxe master suite, where the large soaking tub in the distinctive spa bath doubles as an art piece.
This property is listed by Lucio Bernal, Global Luxury Ambassador, Coldwell Banker Palm Springs.
72275 Upper Way West
Palm Desert, CA.
Ultra-private and ultra-luxe, this Santa Fe-style estate is nestled amongst dramatic topography in Cahuilla Hills, a coveted enclave of residences near Bighorn Golf Club known for its tranquility and convenience to downtown. This meticulous property delivers a true desert experience, with rugged mountains and multiple cacti out every door and window and more than 7.5 acres to wander. The pueblo-style architecture melds into the land, with tile floors, beamed ceilings, and an authentic kiva fireplace in the welcoming family room. Designer tile in the chef’s kitchen and in each of the bathrooms further transforms the home into a one-of-a-kind paradise. Retreat to the screened-in lanai patio room, which is enveloped in glass to enjoy the incredible views, or head outdoors, where an adventure awaits around every corner. This five-bedroom, 4,216-square-foot property is located behind gates and offers both attached and detached casitas to accommodate all the guests who will be coming to visit.
This property is listed by Richard Chamberlin, Coldwell Banker Palm Desert.