Architectural provenance and excellent Palm Springs location
This post and beam resort-style condo located away from Vista Chino at Park Imperial North (PIN) features the walls of glass and clerestory windows that create an indoor/outdoor living feel. Built by Jack Meiselman, and designed by Barry Berkus, AIA, in 1961 was originally a 3 bedroom and is now a 2 bedroom + den with exceptional 21st-century modern upgrades, while still keeping the MCM allure with the original Terrazzo runway, Jalousie windows, and lighting fixtures. The large patio off the back and a smaller one in front provide plenty of outdoor space. Upgrades include porcelain tile floors, AC, exterior lighting, on-demand water heater, aluminum sliding doors and windows, kitchen appliances, and more. See the attached PDF for the full list of upgrades. The complex features two swimming pools and a spa with that full-on mountain views. This condo is move-in and live-in ready. PIN is on leased land owned by the Desert Regional Medical Center and is $300.00 PER YEAR, paid quarterly.
HOA dues are $315 per month ~ Private Land Lease is $25 per month(paid quarterly) and expires in 2056.
Berkus, Architect. Trudy Richards, Developer. Meiselman, Builder.
The Park Imperial North condominiums were originally constructed in 1955 according to the tax records. There are a total of 51 attached units arranged in various groupings across the 5-acre site located in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs. Park Imperial North and its sister complex, Park Imperial South, were both designed by Berry Burkus. Park Imperial North was built by Jack Meiselman a noted Palm Springs developer. The Exclusive Agent was Gannon Realty Company (owner - George Gannon) with Frank Bogert acting as the Sales Director. Starting price was $17,950 – with only a $1960 down payment. The models were furnished by Popular Furniture & Interiors. Park Imperial North was built as an all-electric “Gold Medallion” home with all of the appliances produced by General Electric.
Features included: · Acoustic Tile “Quiet Conditioning” throughout · All Wool wall-to-wall carpeting · Terrazzo walkway inside and through to the rear patio · GE Textolite™ countertops in color TX-4500 – White Gold · GE “Mark 27” Electric Range and Oven with fully automatic clock and timers · GE “Quick Recovery” Water Heater with a 10-year Guarantee
Other site amenities: · Practice Putting Green (this was advertised, but historians are unable to confirm its existence) · Shuffle Board Court · Two pools and a spa that was added a later date.
There were 2 floor plans offered:
Plan 200 which included a Master Bedroom and a Den/Bedroom. The Den/Bedroom came with an accordion folding door and a small closet. This plan included a hall bathroom with a “Jack and Jill” shower that was shared by both the Hall and Master Bathroom. The Master Bathroom included a bathtub.
Plan 300 which included a Master Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom, and a Den/Bedroom. The Den/Bedroom came with an accordion folding door and a small closet. This plan included a hall bathroom with a “Jack and Jill” shower that was shared by both the Hall and Master Bathroom. The Master Bathroom included a bathtub.
Historians believe that Park Imperial North was the first condominium complex built in the City of Palm Springs. Although the initial newspaper ads advertised the complex name as Park Imperial Rivera (adjacent to the Rivera Hotel – opened in 1959), the complex came to be known as Park Imperial North. Jack Meiselman was a prominent mid-century builder in Palm Springs. He, along with his brother Bernie, was responsible for building a number of affordable mid-century modern homes in the Palm Springs area during the 1950s and 1960s. Jack Meiselman (born 1899, died 1994) initially collaborated with the Alexander Construction Company on the building of Palm Springs tract homes, but Meiselman and Alexander had a falling out. That led Meiselman, along with his brother Bernie, to begin building his own modern tract homes in Palm Springs in the late 1950s. The Meiselman brothers scrutinized where Alexander was building his highly successful homes and then snapped up parcels of land adjacent to the Alexander homes. Meiselman homes are rarer than Alexander homes in Palm Springs, with about 350 Meiselmans built versus more than 2,000 Alexanders. Most Meiselmans are scattered in amongst Alexanders, in neighbourhoods including Racquet Club Estates, Sunmor, Sunrise Park and Desert Park Estates.
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- Heated Pool
- Large Kitchen
- Mountain Views
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- Quartz Countertops
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