The mid-century modern architectural style is evident in the residential community of Canyon Estates in Palm Springs, California. Both condominiums and single-family homes reflect a sense of classic elegance with an appreciation for modern convenience.
This design for this neighborhood was from Charles E. Debois, an architect, and Roy Fey, a developer for AIA by Palm Springs. They joined with Great-West Life Assurance Company of Canada to begin construction in the late 1960’s. This raw desert land was turned into a community and opened in 1970. Today’s amenities include 15 swimming pools, 12 spas, tennis courts, and a clubhouse as well as a nine-hole, par-3 executive golf course.
When Canyon Estates was first built, its marketing was geared toward buyers from the Midwest and east coast who were searching for warmer climates to live in. They came for the warmth as well as the luxury and comfort of this neighborhood. Monthly Home Owners Association dues cover many amenities including access to the golf course, tennis courts, and clubhouse gyms. Included in the monthly payment is access to the pools and spas as well as cable television and earthquake insurance. The clubhouse can also be used for private parties, card games, meetings, and special events.
Amenities for many of these homes include fireplaces, wet bars, vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, and large viewing windows. Some of the third bedrooms can be turned into offices and there are also two-car attached garages. Students in this area attend facilities like Cahuilla Elementary School, Raymond Cree Middle School, and Palm Springs High School.
Canyon Estates is within minutes of the popular city of Palm Springs. Besides the remarkable restaurants, shops, and nighttime entertainment, residents and visitors can enjoy the golf courses as well as the biking and hiking trails. The city has over 150 lodging possibilities and is five minutes away from the Palm Springs International Airport.
980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0119
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