Lopez had owned the four-bedroom, five-bath home since 1968. Lopez died in August 2020 of problems associated to COVID-19 on the age of 83.
Built in 1961, the “well-known celebrity home retains many original features including a stamped-brick façade, exposed beams, tongue and groove ceilings, Masonite and patterned cinderblock walls, original mirrored walls, built-in buffet, Hawaiian blanket breeze blocks, and (the original) pool and spa,” in accordance with the Heritage Auctions web site.
The property — spanning 2,521 sq. toes — features a casita with kitchenette. Lopez used the casita as his private workplace and music studio. Sitting larger than neighboring houses on .28 acres, the property options unobstructed and hovering views of the San Jacinto Mountains in a personal setting. The midcentury fashionable design creates seamless indoor-outdoor areas.
The home is located at 1139 Abrigo Road, Palm Springs.
“It is a fine example of the era’s cutting-edge architecture in Vista Las Palmas, which defined the Southern California modernist style,” in accordance with Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.
Collaborating with Alexander Construction, Palmer & Krisel architects designed the home. The partnership designed greater than 20,000 houses all through Southern California.
Other options of the Lopez property embrace a uncommon triple-barrel vaulted courtyard and authentic built-in buffet mirrored partitions.
“There are very few Alexander homes remaining in Palm Springs with this particular roof design,” mentioned Nate Schar, director of luxurious actual property for Heritage Auctions, in a information launch. “Not many were built that included the triple-barrel vaulted courtyard, and we’re only aware of three others, and those appear to have been altered significantly. Trini also preserved many of the home’s other original mid-century modern features as well.”
The Palm Springs neighborhood of Vista Las Palmas is sheltered from the prevailing winds by the mountains, in accordance with Heritage Auctions.
The Lopez home was previously listed for $1.575 million in 2018.
Trini Lopez memorabilia can be going up for sale in early May, Schar mentioned.
Lopez recorded the 1963 cowl of “If I Had A Hammer,” initially written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. He was signed by Frank Sinatra’s label, Reprise Records. The Mexican-American musician appeared within the movie “The Dirty Dozen” in 1967 with Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown and Donald Sutherland.