Project Info

  • Project Name: Deepwell
  • Location Details: Deepwell Ranch Estates, Palm Springs, CA
  • House Specs: 1963 Architect Unknown 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom 2700 sq ft.



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We were a fan of the existing stone and rock work that was in the family room and master bath and took a risk in incorporating it in the overall refreshed look of the house...

  • The client purchased the house for the purpose of reselling the house for a profit. Of course in this situation, the main issue is a laundry list of wishes but not necessarily the money to do everything. The challenges of the house included a large overgrown tree in the entry which hid the architectural detail, a compartmentalized floor plan, outdated bathrooms and lack of orientation to the backyard.

  • The entry area, living and dining room already had a lot of character and an open feel. We therefore focused our attention on creating a kitchen that not only opened up to the family room but the backyard as well. We were a fan of the existing stone and rock work that was in the family room and master bath and took a risk in incorporating it in the overall refreshed look of the house. We updated the bathrooms with new surfaces and finishes.

    With the removal of the gigantic all-consuming rubber tree and the addition of careful placed concrete block we were able to make the front door a focal point and pay homage to the homes late 1950’s origins. The conversion of an outdoor closet to a cozy lounge area added an intimate space to enjoy the pool and mountain view.

    The client was very pleased with the quick project turnaround and the final product. They were even more excited for a speedy sale and a nice profit.

    • H3K Design Featured on BobVila.com
      H3K Design Featured on BobVila.com

      H3K Design was featured on BobVila.com in a great piece called "Make an Entrance: 10 Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors".

      Here's an excerpt from the article:

      "During the renovation of a Palm Springs mid-century house, design firm H3K chose a new door with a vintage vibe, then had it painted a cheerful blue. Surrounded by neutral architectural materials and vivid nature, the attention-grabbing turquoise door played a major role in the visual transformation."

      There aren't many people who know home improvement like Bob Vila, and Bob Vila likes H3K Design!

      Written on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:14
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