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Kreiss Estate, <br> Palm Springs, Calif.
Kreiss Estate,
Palm Springs, Calif.
Just a stone's throw from Indian Canyons, this sleek Palm Springs estate has an airy, clean-lined aesthetic.

Designer Michael Kreiss's interiors include 18-foot ceilings, glass walls with views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains, and an ivory-and-eggshell palette that complements the colors of the desert landscape.

The living room has a slate wall inset with a fireplace for chilly nights, and the three bedrooms have walk-in closets, granite baths, and high-tech extras like room-to-room intercoms and motorized window shades.

Of course, there's a swimming pool and hot tub: This is Palm Springs.

Pricing: From $1,100/night.

Complete booking information: Kreiss Estate
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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