Wexler’s Leff/Florsheim House on the market for $2.9 million

January 22nd, 2014 | by Dominique Fong | Comments


Designed by celebrated architect Donald Wexler, the midcentury modern Leff/Florsheim House in Palm Springs is on the market for $2.9 million.

The house, built in 1957, is well-known for being the residence of Harold Florsheim, chairman of The Florsheim Shoe Company. His wife, Sarabell, and the Florsheim family owned the property for more than 30 years, but were not the most recent owners. The 3,525-square-foot is located at 362 W. Via Sol in the Little Tuscany gated neighborhood of Palm Springs.

The home was rebuilt and restored from 2003-04 to recreate the original vision. The renovations were part of a general renewed interest in preserving Wexler’s designs, including Steel House No. 4, which was recently sold in Palm Springs.

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom Leff/Florsheim House sports white terrazzo floors, a large white brick fireplace and — in the style of midcentury architecture true to the era — a seamless flow between the indoors and the outdoor patio. Outside, there’s a fire pit, spa and built-in dining area.

Interested buyers can view the property by private appointment. Agents: Patrick Jordan or Stewart Smith of Patrick Stewart Properties, Windermere Real Estate at (760) 325-9091; or Rick Grahn at Deasy/Penner & Partners at (310) 382-0344.

Business and real estate reporter Dominique Fong can be reached at (760) 778-4661, dominique.fong@thedesertsun.com and on Twitter @dominiquefong.


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