Deepwell Neighborhood

Mid-century/desert modern houses

Once home to an apricot orchard and a dude ranch, this area was subdivided in 1952 to make way for the Deepwell Estates, a new subdivision that would be comprised of large ranch and mid-century modern-style homes custom designed by noted ‘starchitects’ such as Howard Lapham and Barry Berkus.

The stylish neighborhood with its lushly landscaped grounds and mountain views attracted celebrity residents like Jerry Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Webb, William Holden and Loretta Young.

One of the oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs, Deepwell’s namesake comes from a 630 ft. deep well that was drilled on the land in the 1920s. Located north of E. Palm Canyon Drive, between S. Sunrise Way, Deepwell Rd. and Mesquite Ave.

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