The Howard - Palm Springs
Where a historical celebrity hideaway, meets 21st century modern luxury.
Step into Howard Hughes’ penultimate Palm Springs experience. Cliffside in Araby Cove, this is the best of all worlds. A visual vista that will win your heart and soul, and have you dreaming of your next stay in our historical desert paradise.
No expense has been spared for our guests - from the brand new pool+jacuzzi on 3 outdoor deck levels, to the new al fresco chefs kitchen , to the glamorous gas firepit and intimate chill out zones. The pool is even a modern iteration of Howard’s original pool!
Did we forget to mention the Indoor to outdoor new terrazzo flooring? Or the new 70-inch digital 4-D television and audio soundbar? Come and experience the 5-diamond California desert lifestyle, at The Howard Palm Springs.
The Howard - the history
The current owner is just second in line from Howard Hughes himself since he built it in 1957. From 2019-2023 he undertook a massive renovation and restoration project and brought the property into the 21st century with luxurious updates and additions.
The exterior now boasts a modern resort like experience. Being a history enthusiast, it was very important to the owner to keep as much of the original essence of this beautiful and unique midcentury home. The pool and patio were redone to follow the same shapes, curvatures and lines that the original exterior had had, while completely updating and modernizing all of the hardscape with luxury outdoor kitchen, firepit and furnishings.
The owner also went to great lengths to restore and refresh all of the home’s interior original qualities. You will notice many of these vintage features throughout the house, in particular the bathrooms, kitchen, patio sliding doors and beautiful brick walls.
And one of the most special features being the custom made propeller shaped brass light switches that Howard Hughes had made to be put on the floor so that he would not have to touch light switches due to his germophobia. Though they are for decoration only (still in their original places), these also have been also been painstakingly and passionately restored by the owner, giving a very tangible feel of Howard Hughes’ presence in this house.
The Howard - HIGHLIGHTS
Tucked against mountain with 220 degree views of the city, mountains and desert
Private pool and jacuzzi
Pool has its own full bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers
Complete outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, sink, ice chest, warming drawer, barbeque and a 2 burner stovetop. Indoor kitchen boasts a beautiful original kitchen from the late 1950's- all in perfect working order
A viewing bar overlooking the pool with city, mountain and desert view
Three master bedrooms each with California king beds and private en-suite bathrooms
The Eva Gabor Bedroom
is off the living room with interior picture window overlooking the city and distant mountains. California king bed. 42 inch flatscreen TV with Apple TV. Sinfully sunken tub and shower. Double sinks. TV in the bathroom. Shangri-La hotel pillows and bedding. This room would have been used by Eva Gabor when the house was owned by her when it was just a 1 bedroom.
the three bedrooms
The SMOKEY ROBINSON BEDROOM
Equipped with a gas fireplace. From within bedroom, sliding glass door opens to upper view deck and two loungers. California king bed. Banquette seating area. Shower. 42 inch flat screen TV with Apple TV. Shangri-La hotel pillows and bedding .