El Rancho Vista Estates is a small neighborhood of about 75 single family homes. It’s located just northeast of the Palm Springs International Airport, at the corner of Vista Chino and Gene Autry Trail, with access via Vista Chino. The neighborhood is particularly interesting because its post-modern homes are the first residential subdivision designed by Donald Wexler along with his partner Richard Harrison. El Rancho Vista Estates was developed by Roy Fey of Chicago. Wexler found his inspiration in the SoCal (Southern California) modernist architecture that emerged after World War II, drawing from the Bauhaus Movement and the International Style.
These homes have classic mid-century features such as stainless steel house numbers, decorative concrete block walls, xeriscape yard treatments. The homes have interesting roof lines that are flat, or butterflied, or with a downturned eave – a favorite feature of the architects in their later years.
El Rancho Vista established a new homeowners association in 2010, which you may enjoy visiting at www.elranchovistaestates.com. To explore this small enclave of classic Mid-Century styled homes, call Dick. He’ll be happy to help you learn more about this conveniently located neighborhood. El Rancho Vista Estates might just be that perfect neighborhood for you.