Rita Kurtz of Surterre Sells Historic Palm Springs Estate for Just Under $5.5 Million

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a30fb0400-c0lNEWPORT BEACH, CA – Rita Kurtz recently sold a stunning mid-century modern estate in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, which was listed at a little under $5.5 million.

Designed by architect Donald Wexler for Dinah Shore in 1964, the legendary tennis estate located at 432 West Hermosa Place is as timelessly elegant as it is quintessentially “Palm Springs.” Spanning more than a full acre, it’s been extensively renovated to embody contemporary luxury while holding on to its storied roots. A few of its defining characteristics include walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, which frames spellbinding mountain and estate views.


A driving force within coastal Orange County’s luxury real estate marketplace for more than three decades, Rita is deeply experienced when it comes to facilitating smooth transactions for discerning clientele. Her sub-specialty helping clients sell property within the coveted communities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert gives her an added edge over her competition.

“California’s luxury desert communities remain an important element for seasoned property investors, which is one of many reasons we’re thrilled that Rita is a part of our team,” remarked Paula Ansara-Wilhelm, Surterre’s co-founder and CMO. “This latest sale underscores Rita’s talent when it comes to facilitating luxury transactions with ease.”

Since its 2006 inception, Surterre has made every effort to equip its agents and brokers with the tools they need to exceed the lofty expectations of the luxury real estate client. From its award-winning in-house advertising agency to its ongoing commitment to remaining ahead of the curve in the way of technology, the boutique organization has proven instrumental not only in the successes of the area’s most prominent real estate professionals, but in the triumphs of their clients as well.