House Design

Step inside this rare and iconic modern Palm Springs home designed by Sean Lockyer

The contemporary design-driven property was created by the renowned architect Sean Lockyer

Sean Lockyer house living room
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An incredible and rare home boasting covetable views and meticulous design has been listed for sale $4.7 million. 

Located in Desert Palisades, one of the most coveted gated communities in Palm Springs,  this newly built contemporary home was designed by award-winning architect Sean Lockyer, of Studio AR&D. 

It's one of three iconic homes in the community, with another being the last design by Ray Kappe, a leader in the California modernist movement.

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Sean Lockyer house kitchen in wood and polished concrete

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A large polished concrete kitchen anchors the home and is the perfect spot for entertaining. 

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Sean Lockyer house living room

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Organic materials are pared down to a subtle menu of polished concrete and abundant use of hand-selected wood detailing, custom millwork and stone, wrapping the interior volumes with a warm, inviting palette of earth tones. 

Sean Lockyer house living room

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The interior scale is balanced with intimate gathering spaces, while carefully curated sight lines abound in every direction, creating a mood that is comfortable and relaxed with a refined simplicity. 

Sean Lockyer house dining room

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A movable wall of glass opens up the interiors and leads out on to generous outdoor terracing for that indoor/outdoor flow and connection to the landscape.

Sean Lockyer house outdoor terrace overlooking the desert

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Almost 4,200 square-feet of living space offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with private guest quarters located on a separate level via a grand staircase revealing a massive framed view, bringing the rugged landscape front and center. 

Sean Lockyer house bedroom with patio doors

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The master bedroom is capacious with a cosy paneled ceiling and a peek-a-boo window panel stretching across the room for views out onto that spectacular vista. The connection to nature continues in the upscale master bathroom.

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Sean Lockyer house bedroom with panelled ceiling

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Sean Lockyer house shower room

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The home is listed with Marc Sanders at Compass.

Who is Sean Lockyer?

Sean Lockyer is the founding principal and lead architect for Studio AR&D architects. According to the company, Sean’s choice for the direction of the firm 'has always been one that speaks to the craft and alliance between both architecture and the landscape.'

It continues:  'Since its inception, the firm began to truly explore the poetic relationships of space and materiality amongst interior and exterior environments. Due to its rich modern history of architecture as well as the temperate climate, Palm Springs, California was a natural starting place for Sean to begin the practice and grow its craft.

'Sean continues to develop the deeper relationships and coexistence of material and space and their influences on our everyday lives. He has helped cultivate a body of work that is deeply influenced by the environment and the senses.'

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.