The iconic, longtime Palm Springs dwelling of internationally identified recording artist Trini Lopez heads to a no-reserve on-line auction beginning April 11 with bids opening at $1 million.
Lopez had owned the 4-bed room, 5-bathtub household since 1968. Lopez died in August 2020 of difficulties relevant to COVID-19 at the age of 83.
Built in 1961, the “well-recognized celebrity household retains a lot of unique attributes such as a stamped-brick façade, uncovered beams, tongue and groove ceilings, Masonite and patterned cinderblock partitions, authentic mirrored walls, developed-in buffet, Hawaiian blanket breeze blocks, and (the authentic) pool and spa,” according to the Heritage Auctions website.
The estate — spanning 2,521 square feet — incorporates a casita with kitchenette. Lopez applied the casita as his personalized workplace and new music studio. Sitting higher than neighboring households on .28 acres, the property functions unobstructed and soaring sights of the San Jacinto Mountains in a non-public environment. The midcentury modern-day style and design creates seamless indoor-outside areas.
The home is located at 1139 Abrigo Highway, Palm Springs.
“It is a wonderful example of the era’s cutting-edge architecture in Vista Las Palmas, which described the Southern California modernist design and style,” according to Dallas-based mostly Heritage Auctions.
Collaborating with Alexander Development, Palmer & Krisel architects built the house. The partnership intended extra than 20,000 houses all through Southern California.
Other attributes of the Lopez estate incorporate a scarce triple-barrel vaulted courtyard and authentic created-in buffet mirrored partitions.
“There are incredibly couple Alexander households remaining in Palm Springs with this specific roof structure,” reported Nate Schar, director of luxury authentic estate for Heritage Auctions, in a news launch. “Not numerous ended up crafted that integrated the triple-barrel vaulted courtyard, and we’re only aware of three others, and these look to have been altered significantly. Trini also preserved quite a few of the home’s other primary mid-century fashionable functions as nicely.”
The Palm Springs neighborhood of Vista Las Palmas is sheltered from the prevailing winds by the mountains, in accordance to Heritage Auctions.
The Lopez home was previously listed for $1.575 million in 2018.
Trini Lopez memorabilia is also going up for sale in early May possibly, Schar stated.
Lopez recorded the 1963 protect of “If I Had A Hammer,” initially prepared by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. He was signed by Frank Sinatra’s label, Reprise Documents. The Mexican-American musician appeared in the movie “The Filthy Dozen” in 1967 with Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown and Donald Sutherland.