688 East Mel Avenue

Palm Springs, CA 92262

1/2 Bath
3,583 Sq. Ft.
$726 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 688 East Mel Avenue

MLS #219034679PS
Year Built1935
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Single Family
Lot Size0.39 AC / 16,988 SF
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountyRiverside County

Listing Agent

Marc Silver



P: 310.809.4656

DRE #01875513

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Property Details for 688 East Mel Avenue

Parking Spaces Total
Private Pool
Cooling Type
Central Air, Electric, Zoned


An architectural masterpiece: Albert Frey's Guthrie House built in 1935 located in El Mirador is now being offered after a complete restoration and modernization by Avi Ross Group. ''Simple'' and ''Pure'' best describe Frey's work. He was the master of understatement, eliminating the insignificant, and in doing so, foreseeing the minimalist movement by decades. The re-envisioning of the home was no small task. It took extensive understanding and research into the original layout of the home. Discussions... with Frey experts began the process, which included months of peeling back the decades of well-intentioned renovations to uncover much of the original Frey and the modern ''boxes'' dropped in the desert to emerge. The re-envisioning brings the Guthrie House up to today's standards, while maintaining many of Frey's original details. This livable work of art includes 3 well-conceived bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a detached studio, and Cabana. Interiors consist of beautifully polished concrete floors, large windows throughout that allows abundant amounts of light and pool designed as a natural pond and panoramic mountain views. A true architectural gem.


Listing Courtesy of Compass, Marc Silver, DRE #01875513; Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Alan Bloom, DRE #01469766

Listing Agents

  1. Marc Silver

    Listing Agent


    DRE #01875513

Building Information for 688 East Mel Avenue

Stories1Year Built1935Building Size-Lot Size0.39 AC / 16,988 SF

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$9,352 per month

30 year fixed, 3.51% Interest

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Property Information for 688 East Mel Avenue

Property Features
    Interior Features
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Vented Exhaust Fan, Gas Cooking, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator
  • Eating Area: Dining Room
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplace Features: Living Room
  • Flooring Type: Concrete
  • Heating Type: Central, Fireplace(s), Forced Air
  • Interior Features: Brick Walls
  • Beds Total: 3.0
  • Baths Total: 3.0
  • Baths Full and 3Quarter: 2.0
  • Number of 3Quarter Baths: 0.0
  • Baths Full: 2.0
  • Baths Half: 1.0
  • Baths One Quarter: 0.0
  • Room Type: Bonus Room, Den, Entry, Family Room, Library, Living Room
  • Room Kitchen Features: Kitchen Island, Remodeled Kitchen
  • Room Bathroom Features: Vanity area, Remodeled, Soaking Tub
  • View: Yes
    Exterior Features
  • Exterior Features: Barbecue Private
  • Fence: Yes
  • Fencing: Brick, Masonry
  • Pool Features: Gunite, In Ground, Black Bottom, Electric Heat, Private
  • Spa: Yes
  • Spa Features: Heated, Private, Gunite, In Ground
    Parking Info
  • Attached Garage: Yes
  • Carport Spaces: 0
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Parking Features: Covered, Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Guest, Street
  • Uncovered Spaces: 0
    Green Info
  • Walk Score: 0
Property / Structure Info
    Property / Structure Info
  • Direction Faces: East
  • Parcel Number: 507081002
  • Property Attached: No
  • Property Condition: Updated/Remodeled
  • Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Stories Total: 1
  • Year Built: 1935
  • Year Built Source: See Remarks
    Measurements / Dimensions
  • Living Area: 3583
Community/Development / Location Info
    School/Location Info
  • Status: Active
  • Zip Code: 92262
  • Street Number Numeric: 688.0
  • Street Name Free Text: Mel
  • Street Suffix: Avenue
  • County Or Parish: Riverside
  • Directions: N. Indian Canyon turn on Mel Avenue.
  • MLS Area Major: Palm Springs Central (332)
    Association Information
  • Subdivision Name: El Mirador
  • Subdivision Name Other: El Mirador
  • Senior Community: No
  • Sign on Property: No
Income / Expense / Tax / Assessment Details
    Expense Details
  • Security Features: 24 Hour Security, Automatic Gate, Closed Circuit Camera(s)
Rental Info
    Rental Info
  • Lease Considered: No
Land/Lot Info
    Land/Lot Info
  • Land Lease Purchase: No
  • Lot Features: Landscaped, Level
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 16988
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Listing / Showing Information / Virtual Tour
    Showing Info
  • List Price: 2600000.0

Property History for 688 East Mel Avenue

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Nov 29, 2019Listed (Active)

CRMLS #219034679PS

Jun 28, 2019Withdrawn / Cancelled

CRMLS #19479276PS

Jun 28, 2019Withdrawn / Cancelled

CARETS #19479276PS

DateEvent & SourcePrice
Listed (Active)

CRMLS #219034679PS

Withdrawn / Cancelled

CRMLS #19479276PS

Withdrawn / Cancelled

CARETS #19479276PS

For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 688 East Mel Avenue

Taxable ValueLand$259,681Additions$527,234Total$786,915
Tax Record2018$10,069
Home Facts
Beds3Baths2.5Finished Sq.Ft.3,082 SqFtStories1Lot Size16,988 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1950ZoningR1B

Schools near 688 East Mel Avenue

Raymond Cree Middle SchoolPublic6-80.3 mi
Katherine Finchy Elementary SchoolPublicK-50.3 mi
Montessori Elementary SchoolPrivatePK-60.8 mi
Palm Springs High SchoolPublic9-122.0 mi

Raymond Cree Middle School

6-8, 0.3 mi, Public


Katherine Finchy Elementary School

K-5, 0.3 mi, Public


Montessori Elementary School

PK-6, 0.8 mi, Private


Palm Springs High School

9-12, 2.0 mi, Public


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688 East Mel Avenue is a single family home for sale in Palm Springs, CA 92262. This property was listed for sale on November 29, 2019 by Compass at $2,600,000. Nearby schools include Katherine Finchy Elementary School, Bella Vista Elementary School and Mt. San Jacinto High School. 688 East Mel Avenue is a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 3,583 sqft single family home built in 1935.

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Listing Courtesy of Compass, Marc Silver, DRE #01875513; Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Alan Bloom, DRE #01469766
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