The hacienda-style Rubinstein House, designed by Palm Springs pioneer William Cody, has listed for $2.5m in California’s Rancho Mirage.
Dating back to 1972, the four-bedroom modernist property was initially created as a winter retreat for philanthropists Gladys and Sam Rubinstein – who were also looking for a home for their vast art collection.
They asked Cody – the architect responsible for many of Palm Springs’ modernist houses and country clubs – to model the home on the hacienda style. Cody incorporated white walls, a tiled roof, and a central courtyard that’s left open to the sky.
The midcentury property, which is listed with The Agency, features on the Rancho Mirage Register of Historic Places, alongside several other properties designed by Cody. Rubinstein House sits on two-thirds of an acre in the Tamarisk Country Club, which can be seen, along with the Santa Rosa Mountains, from glass walls positioned throughout the home.
Unfortunately, Rubinstein’s’ original art collection is no longer housed in the property. Still, there are plenty of other details leftover from the couple’s time including hand-carved rosewood doors, bronze handles, and tiles that have been hand-glazed in ‘Rubinstein blue’ – a colour created by Cody for the couple.