As featured in Palm Springs Life Magazine
Palm Springs, California

The Morse House

Ultra-Lux, Mid-Century, Home with Private Pool Accessible from Living Room

The Morse House is a historic home in Palm Springs that boasts a sleek mid-century modern exterior. This 3-bedroom, 4-bath home was designed by renowned architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel, and was later renovated by Hollywood architect Harold “Hal” Levitt. The house is located in the highly sought-after Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, and was the first to be designated a Class 1 Historic Site within the community.

Recently, this lovely home was fully restored and updated—even winning the Palm Springs Preservation Award in 2018. The Morse House is a unique vacation home for those who appreciate architecture and luxury living with its unobstructed mountain views, secluded backyard, and one-of-a-kind design.

The grand hallway leading up to the great room is practically an art gallery, which you can admire as you enter the home. Additionally, there is a white leather-tufted powder room that is ideal for guests and that last minute look before heading out on the town.

The sunken living room is reminiscent of glamorous mid-century entertaining, but nothing can compare to the unique access your guests will enjoy from the living room. As the sliding glass pocket doors disappear into the walls, you and your guests can step directly into the outdoor pool from the living room. This ultra-lux feature provides vacationers the maximum comfort and extravagance —especially as you enjoy the swim-up bar and seating area in the pool.

That’s not all, though; the living room also features a stunning sectional couch, a swim up bar with six additional seats, perfect for entertaining guests. The stunning terrazzo flooring takes you on a tour throughout the house as it guides you up the steps to the dining room full of natural lighting and a lovely 6-seat dining table with a modern chandelier overhead. Move from the dining area into the kitchen with pristine white cabinetry and floors with mixed blue tile backsplashes that beckon you to make a chef inspired meal.

Beyond the kitchen and dining room you will discover the newly added Media room with a flat screen smart TV; providing the ease of access to today’s streaming platforms but with a nod to a Hollywood viewing room.

This home comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests:

Primary Suite
King Bed

The expansive primary suite features a comfortable king-sized bed, two sitting areas, and a freestanding Malm fireplace that adds additional beauty to the bedroom. This private oasis offers plenty of comforts as well as an en-suite with marble lined walls, dual vanity sinks. Take the time to give yourself a mini spa day as you take advantage of the view from the free-standing tub and roomy glass shower.

Bedroom 2
King Bed

The second bedroom is bright and airy, the perfect space for relaxation. The king-sized bed is centrally located and surrounded by plenty of natural lighting. Sliding glass doors lead guests to the outdoor patio, making it easy to come and go from the pool or hot tub.

Bedroom 3
Queen Bed

The newly remodeled third bedroom features a queen-sized bed with perfect pops of color and comfort. The skylight illuminates the room, making it a great place to relax after a long day.

The Morse House is the perfect blend of historic architecture, luxury amenities and outdoor living—with incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The garden includes top-of-the-line turf, a sunken patio dining area with a large electric shade covering, and a firepit for four chairs. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a cocktail at the swim up pool bar, stargaze after sundown or relax in the covered hot tub after a long day of exploring the area. The many unique standing art pieces placed around the yard ensures there is always something new to explore and enjoy. The Morse House is truly a one-of-a-kind Mid Century home that cannot be missed on your next vacation!

City of Palm Springs # 5237


3 Reviews
5 out of 53 Reviews
Our stay at The Morse House was almost beyond words. From the unforgettable pool and sunken bar to the meticulously thought-out decor and comfortable beds, it felt like we had stepped into a midcentury dream and didn't want to wake up! Thank you for the truly exceptional stay, we will be back!
JenNovember 2023
My wife and I had an incredible long weekend at this iconic Palm Springs home. The stunning architecture, rich history, and beautiful furnishings, along with the fantastic outdoor space featuring a swim-up bar, made our stay unforgettable. The location is close to everything Palm Springs offers. We're already excited about returning to relive this amazing experience!
SteveJanuary 2023
My wife and I stayed at the Morse House with another couple and it was one of the rare times when a rental was even better in person than in the pictures — and the pictures were amazing! The experience was like walking through a time machine to 1960s Palm Springs but with all the amenities of today. The furnishings were incredible but you can tell whoever set it up had comfort and relaxation in mind as well. Definitely recommend it if you’re looking to treat yourself to a stylish getaway.
DaveNovember 2022
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