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Press Release - March 29, 2021

Trini Lopez Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Home Headed for Auction

Rare Palmer & Krisel mid-century modern design offered April 13


DALLAS, Texas (March 29, 2021) — Trini Lopez's rare 1961-vintage Palmer + Krisel-designed home will be auctioned without reserve April 13. The home, built by Alexander Construction, is located in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, an area once populated by many entertainers and notables. Heritage Auctions will offer the property as part of a multi-day series of auctions featuring many of the late recording artist's possessions.

Trini Lopez Estate
Trini Lopez Estate
"There are very few Alexander homes remaining in Palm Springs with this particular roof design," says Nate Schar, Director of Luxury Real Estate for Heritage Auctions. "Not many were built that included the triple-barrel vaulted courtyard, and we're only aware of three others, and those appear to have been altered significantly. Trini also preserved many of the home's other original mid-century modern features as well."

Popular with Mid Century Modern enthusiasts, the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood showcases much of the cutting-edge architecture of the late 1950s and early 1960s, defining the Southern California Modernist style with glass, concrete and exposed wood beams. Its modernist designs create seamless indoor/outdoor spaces taking advantage of the dry desert climate and soaring mountain views. The Lopez Estate, whose neighbors once included notable figures like Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Kirk Douglas, is located just down the street from the infamous "Elvis & Priscilla Presley Honeymoon Hideaway."

Intact original features include many of the original features once found in Alexander homes, like exposed beam ceilings, mirrored walls, patterned masonry, and a single-story floor plan that emphasizes blending indoor and outdoor space. The original 1961 pool and spa are also present.

"It's an exciting property," Schar said. "Bidders will have the opportunity not only to cherish a piece of architectural history, but also to own a piece of entertainment history as well. Trini Lopez bought the house in 1968 and lived there for the rest of his life – nearly 60 years."

Bidding for the house, will take place via secured online bidding April 13. Bidders are required to register prior to the sale. To aid buyers in evaluating this property, a comprehensive Due Diligence Package (DDP) has been created. To request a DDP, please call 855-261-0573 or visit

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Heritage also enjoys the highest online traffic and dollar volume of any auction house on earth (source: SimilarWeb and Hiscox Report). The Internet's most popular auction-house website,, has more than 1,400,000 registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of five million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

Eric Bradley, Director, Public Relations

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