Borrego Springs Desert Club
401 Tilting T. Drive
Borrego Springs, California 92004
 
The Borrego Springs Desert Club (1949)

 
Circa 1950

 
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Type: Special Purpose
Building Size: 7,000 SF
Lot Size: 3.94 Acres
Price: N/A
Price/SF: N/A
Year Built: 1949
Date Last Verified: 2/11/2009
Property ID: 15553894

Built in 1949 as the Desert Club of Borrego Springs, the sleek modernist lines of this approximately 7, 000 square foot building embody the dreams that A.A Burnand and a group of developers had for creating an ideal desert community in the heart of the Anza Borrego Desert State park. Situated on the most desirable pieces of real estate in the Borrego Valley and with commanding views of pristine desert and surrounding mountains the club was to be the center of the town' s social and recreational life.

At its gala opening on February 17, 1950 film stars of the day, backers and guests from across Southern California gathered in the over 2,000 sq. ft. glass enclosed great room. With sweeping views in all directions, a sunken circular cocktail bar and a cameo shaped swimming pool, 85 feet in length, the design of the Desert Club spoke of the optimism and elegance of post World War II America. In the mid 1960' s the Desert Club was sold. Known locally as the Galleria the building functioned as an art gallery and residence until 2004. This mid-century architectural gem was the premier building in Borrego and has been painstakingly restored to its original condition.

Exceedingly rare opportunity to own an important piece of Architecture on one of the most exquisite pieces of land in all of Southern California! The Borrego Springs Desert Club c. 1949 by celebrated Architect William Kesling was the very first Country Club built in the Valley and was once the central hub of the social set. With floor to ceiling glass walls that frame the exquisite views of the valley floor and the adjacent State Park this is quite simply the ideal primary or secondary residence...or my dream...a private, chic, modern B & B!
  • Area: BORREGO SPRINGS (92004)
  • County: San Diego
  • Community Name: BORREGO SPRINGS
  • Complex Name: The Desert Club
  • Subdivision: Borrego Springs
  • Year Built: 1949
  • 5 total bedrooms
  • 3 total baths
  • 3 total full baths
  • Approximately 4280 sq. ft.
  • Single story
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Master bedroom
  • Living room
  • Family room
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom is 17x10
  • Living room is 38x30
  • Dining room is w/LR
  • Family room is 18x12
  • Kitchen is 14x8
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace features: FP in Dining Room, FP in Living Room
  • Pool features: Below Ground Pool, Private Pool
  • Swimming pool
  • RV/boat parking
  • Parking features: RV Parking: Potential Space
  • Exterior construction: Siding: Stucco
  • Roofing: Rock/Gravel
  • Community clubhouse
  • Community exercise area
  • Community swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • View
  • View: Evening Lights, Mountains/Hills, Panoramic
  • City view
  • Hill/mountain view
  • Lot features: Fencing: Partial, Frontage: Open Space
  • Lot is 171626 sq. ft.
  • Approximately 3.94 acres
  • Lot size is between 2 and 5 acres
  • Topography: Level
  • Existing Structures: Attached Guest House
  • Utilities present: Sewer / Septic: Septic Installed, Water: Meter on Property, Water District: OUT OF AREA
  • School District: Borrego Springs Unified
  • Laundry Location: Outside
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sources:  http://www.loopnet.com/property/15553894/401-Tilting-T-Drive/
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/401-Tilting-T-Drive_Borrego-Springs_CA_92004_1105093766
http://www.trulia.com/property/photos/1052868568-401-Tilting-T-Drive-Borrego-Springs-CA-92004
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2403481/195210-Desert-Magazine-1952-October?page=16