The Ocotillo Lodge I Residence 111

The Ocotillo Lodge I Residence 111

Featured in the LA Times and Curbed.

Designed by architects Palmer & Krisel in 1957 and sited on approximately 6 acres, the Ocotillo Lodge represents the true Palm Springs midcentury-modern movement. In 1958 Julius Shulman immortalized this residential enclave with multiple published photographs now held in the Getty archives.

Residence 111, once owned by Gene Autry and steeped in Hollywood history, provides a rare opportunity to acquire the largest and the only two-story unit in the complex. A private swimming pool, 3 separate outdoor lounge areas, and the lower level open floor plan allow for ample entertaining. Full height walls of glass, post and beam construction and clerestory windows further transition the interiors with the surroundings. A true Southern California year-round, indoor-outdoor living environment emerges with intimate and dramatic moments. From sunrise to sunset, water reflections and shadows dance on the walls.

Notable property details include 3 bedrooms, one of which is being used as a den, 3 bathrooms, recessed and pendant lighting, wet bar, fireplace, central HVAC, renovated kitchen and bathrooms and a washer and dryer. Amenities of the complex include one of the largest swimming pools in the area, 2 outdoor spas, a multipurpose clubhouse, a fitness center, and an outdoor bar. HOA dues include all utilities (water, electricity, cable) and building and grounds maintenance. For the seasonal Palm Springs resident or potential investor, the Ocotillo Lodge is approved by the city for vacation rentals.

William Krisel saw the bigger picture architecture played and declared “a house is more than just a shelter; that it is a way of improving your way of life.” Accordingly, escape the hustle and bustle, recharge your soul and embrace the peacefulness of this one-of-a-kind residence.

Listing Details

Price: $635,000   Area: Palm Springs    Bedrooms: 3   Bathrooms: 3  

Square Feet: 1,544   Lot Size: 250,034 sq ft    MLS#:  19-460126


Representation by Rob Rueth and Scott Cook

Rob’s contact information: (310) 595-6690 or

Scott’s contact information: (310) 880-7060 or

Scott Cook