Forget the McMansion! A Palm Springs Development Offers Modern Masterpieces

When considering new housing developments, we often conjure up images of McMansion hell. Big, brown homes with odd rooflines scrunched way too close together.

However, a tract home doesn’t have to be beige! A brand-new development in Palm Springs, CA, called Linea eschews the maligned McMansion in favor of modern, minimalist homes in a soothing all-white hue.

The collection of 14 high-end homes is being introduced to the market a few units at a time. Seven have already sold, and three more are now available.

The modern homes are geared toward vacation home buyers who appreciate the midcentury architecture of the desert, but don’t want to necessarily live in an older home.

“You’re getting all the amenities of brand-new construction,” says listing agent Rich Nolan. “The homes are meant to be as low-maintenance as possible.”

Each dwelling comes with a home warranty, along with sustainable elements like insulation, artificial turf, and solar panels. The homes are designed to be turnkey, ready for your next getaway.

“It’s just a different caliber than a remodeled home,” Nolan says.

Details include Fleetwood sliding glass doors, open layouts, and large outdoor space with pools. The homes “have top-of-the-line finishes and still remain competitive in pricing,” Nolan says.

The development from builder Andrew Adler, founder and chairman of Alta Verde Group, and Los Angeles architect Anthony Poon of Poon Design offers three different layouts. One of the layouts recently won an American Institute of Architects Housing Award for best new American homes. The model was praised for offering a “new standard for the speculative tract housing industry” while keeping costs at a “record low” for Southern California.

According to the listing, the designs draw inspiration from artists such as Donald Judd and Bauhaus painters, resulting in “minimal lines, walls of glass, measured proportions, and sculptural massing.”

Let’s have a look at what a terrific tract home can offer.

3076 Linea Ter

Price: $2,479,000 Modern amenities: The four-bedroom Residence V comes with an oval pool and guesthouse, along with mountain views. Kitchen and bath counters are quartz, and the imported cabinets have underlighting. The brilliant white interiors are set off by the bright green grass outside and the azure blue of the oval pool.

All-white home with oval pool

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Open kitchen with quartz counters

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3072 Linea Ter

Price: $2,790,000 Modern amenities: At nearly 5,000 square feet, the four-bedroom Residence T has both east- and west-facing views. Luxe amenities include a lap pool, cabana, wine room, and solar panels. The gallery walls in the hall, with their all-white finishes, are ready to display an art collection. There are quartz counters in the kitchen and baths, and floating cabinets in bathrooms and the media room.

Art hall

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Living room that opens to the outdoors

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Lap pool and outdoor space

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3083 Linea Ter

Price: $2,279,000 Modern amenities: This four-bedroom model features southwest views from every room, and a “tranquil” master suite. The 4,330 square feet of interior space offers plenty of room to spread out. Features include a lap pool, cabana, smart home technology, and solar panels.

Sliding glass doors and living space with fireplace

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Lap pool, spa, and fire pit

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