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El Portal in Palm Springs, California

By Magaly Grosso


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El Portal is a sunny getaway in Palm Springs, California.

With an interior that is both vibrant and elegant, El Portal provides the perfect location to lounge around the pool and enjoy one’s day.

El Portal in Palm Springs, California:

“Clean modern lines meet Bohemian Chic inspired style! Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the highly desirable Mesa neighborhood, El Portal is a true Palm Springs retreat.

Featuring 3,000 square feet of indoor living area situated on a gated, private ¼ acre lot, this four bedroom home offers stunning views of the Mountains rising to the west and peek-a-boo views of the Coachella Valley.

The front pedestrian gate opens onto the large front courtyard, with carefully planned desert scape highlighted by a concrete block drive and expansive green space to the left. Directly ahead a large vestibule leads to the homes’ main entrance and pool patio set beyond. Multiple large glass pivot doors provide seamless integration of indoor/outdoor living opening from the expansive Great Room onto the pool patio.

The large Great Room soars two stories with clerestory windows providing ample natural light. Remote controlled electric shades provide respite from the sun on the upper level windows. The Great Room is anchored by a large gas fireplace with white statuary marble hearth and 70” flat screen TV mounted directly above. With abundant comfortable seating, this room is sure to be a popular gathering place for all of your guests.

Recently renovated, the Chef’s Kitchen features a suite of stainless steel Viking appliances including six burner gas cooktop and dual ovens. Thoughtfully appointed, this space is sure to inspire many levels of culinary creativity, should the mood strike! A Breakfast Bar provides seating for three, perfect for casual dining, while the rough-hewn wood Dining table seats up to eight guests. Just off the Dining area, an outdoor dining room provides an al-fresco dining option with Gas BBQ and food prep area, ideal for a casual meal under the Desert sky.

The four Guest Quarters are located on the second level of the home. The large loft style Master Suite overlooks the Great Room below and feature a King sized bed, Flat Screen TV and en-suite bath with dual vanities, large soaking tub, and walk-in glass/tile shower. The First and Second Guest Quarters each feature a Queen sized bed, Flat Screen TV and shared en-suite bath with single vanity and walk-in glass/tile shower. The Third Guest Quarters feature a Queen sized bed, Flat Screen TV and en-suite bath with single vanity and walk-in glass/tile shower. Expansive sliders line the south facing walls of the second level opening onto an upper level patio and provide views of the pool patio below.

El Portal features expansive outdoor living space, with the in-ground saltwater pool and spa framed by multiple Chaise lounges, vibrant yellow umbrellas, poolside bistro seating and gas fire feature. Stunning views of the Mountains rise from the west, viewable from the pool, spa and seating areas. This is Palm Springs living at its best!

One of Palm Springs most notable historic neighborhoods, The Mesa features an eclectic mix of architectural styles tucked into the base of the rugged San Jacinto’s. While just a short drive to downtown Palm Springs, this neighborhood provides the peace and solitude of a true Desert retreat!”

Photos courtesy of Luxury Retreats

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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