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688 Mel Avenue, Palm Springs, CA – $1,990,000

  • list_beds3
  • list_baths3
  • list_sqft3,583
  • list_garage2
  • list_walk53

Nook Style

  • StyleMid-Century Modern

Essential Information

  • MLS® #219037669DA
  • Price$1,990,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3.00
  • Full Baths2
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,583
  • Lot Square Footage16,988
  • Year Built1935
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family
  • StatusActive
  • Walkscore53

Community Information

  • Address688 Mel Avenue
  • AreaPalm Springs Central (332)
  • SubdivisionEl Mirador
  • CityPalm Springs
  • CountyRiverside
  • StateCA
  • Zip Code92262


  • Parking Spaces2
  • ParkingDriveway, Garage Door Opener
  • # of Garages2
  • ViewMountain View
  • Has PoolYes


In Ground, Private Pool, Heated with Electricity


  • Interior FeaturesHigh Ceilings (9 Feet+)
  • FireplaceYes
  • FireplacesLiving Room
  • # of Stories1
  • StoriesOne Level


Dishwasher, Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater


  • Exterior FeaturesBarbecue Private

Additional Information

  • Date ListedJanuary 27th, 2020
  • Days on Market71
  • HOA Fees0.00
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688 Mel Avenue

Built by iconic modernist architect Albert Frey is a gated estate once known as the Errol Flynn Estate in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs.''The Guthrie House,'' originally built in 1935, was Frey's first residential property in Palm Springs, and was thoughtfully renovated with Frey in mind by Avi Ross Group in 2019. The home was taken down to the studs and rebuilt to today's structural standards, with all new plumbing, electrical, stucco, drywall, roof, energy efficient doors, windows, and HVAC system. Original features and architecture were meticulously restored. Custom built and designed maple cabinetry throughout. Experience simple and pure desert living with 3 stunning bedrooms, all boasting their own patio and fire pit, plus a detached pool house. From the picturesque mountain views to the large pool and spa, the raw desert landscape is the perfect setting. It is a perfect blend of architectural history with the conveniences of a brand new home, and encompasses the quintessential Palm Springs style, history and culture. The home is internationally known and studied, and the renovation has been written about by The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, LA Times. theguthriehouse.com

Lifestyle Data

Price Change History for 688 Mel Avenue, Palm Springs, CA (MLS® #219037669DA)

Date Details Change
Price Reduced from $2,399,000 to $1,990,000 $409,000 (17.05%)

Courtesy of Bahareh Kamoei(01873752) of BBS Brokers Realty

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