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New Location Showcase – Palm Springs

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The new location showcase is back and boy have we brought it back with a bang; our third location in the series is the modern-yet-retro Palm Springs.

Located in the bustling town of Haywards Heath, 36 miles south of London and 14 miles north of Brighton, Palm Springs is conveniently located a short drive from the two busiest cities in the South.

The property itself is an extremely eye-catching 1960’s/ 70’s-style family home, with a combination of original brickwork and modern glass extensions.

An intriguing front entrance plays host to a striking fountain that can be viewed through a glass feature wall, found behind the 2 Bibendum chairs, the first remarkable pieces of mid-century furniture.

Upon entry, you are welcomed by wooden floors, white-painted exposed brickwork, a whole host of funky artwork and an inviting hallway that leads to the unique stainless steel and wood, open tread staircase that connects the ground and first floor.

The ground floor provides the majority of shooting space at Palm Springs and is where you’ll find the first of the memorable living areas. This broken-plan room is finished with brushed grey carpet, solid strip wood panelling and a wealth of mid-century furniture, including sofas, chairs, tables, lamps and cabinets.

Couple these with the abstract art and the fantastic wall divider with double-sided gas fireplace, and the retro aesthetic can really be felt immersing the space.

A unique layout presides at Palm Springs, with the study, sun room, kitchen and indoor swimming pool all found towards the rear of the property, utilising the space usually reserved just for the kitchen.

Reached either through the sliding glass doors from the main living room, or down the rear hallway from the kitchen; the sun room offers another imaginative space to shoot. This eye-catching room features more retro furniture and quirky artwork, such as this Robert Stewart textile wall art…as well as tiled flooring, biophilia and tons of natural light that floods the space from all angles.

Conversely to the rest of the property, the kitchen features more of a traditional British country feel, with tiled flooring, white painted exposed brick, white cupboards and a quintessential blue AGA.

Neighbouring the kitchen is the indoor swimming pool, featuring an exposed brick feature wall, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an array of majestic plants that add visual weight and depth.

Venture up to the first floor to find the four bedrooms and four ensuite bathrooms that are available at this outstanding shoot location

Much like the main living room, the master suite takes you on a journey back to 70’s, with slate blue walls, brushed grey carpets, wooden furnishings and more unique artwork.

Follow the room round to find the hair and makeup area, complete with built-in wardrobes, more retro furnishings and a Poltronova Ultrafragola mirror/ lamp.

Complementing the aesthetic of the house, Palm Springs also has an outdoor swimming pool, located in the large back garden, surrounded by interesting sculptures and views of the Sussex countryside.

The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, an ironing board, clothes steamer and the owner is happy to provide tea & coffee for crews. 

Animals, children and food shoots are allowed here, but the owners have asked for only small-scale filming at the property.

There is a long driveway at Palm Springs that provides parking for up to 10 cars or 2 large lorries and the closest train station is Haywards Heath; a short 45 minute journey from London Bridge.

If you are looking for a one-of-kind, retro property and are happy to travel a little ways outside of London, then come and have a look at Palm Springs and give us a call to find out more.