Looking to be transported into a universe of relaxation this year? Dreaming about lounging by the pool under tall palm trees filtering the breeze through their leaves? Then you must be thinking about a retreat in Palm Springs, California. El Portal rises two stories in the desert air, parading its pure white volumetric shape at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, in the city’s Mesa neighborhood.

Overlooking the mountains across neighboring rooftops, this Californian retreat seen on Pursuitist vibrates with energy. The open skies, mountain vistas and glimpses of the Coachella Valley, vivid colors and beautifully orchestrated spaces make El Portal a true portal to a world of indulgence. Bohemian chic spreads across brightly lit spaces, inspiring freedom and accentuating the use of clean design lines throughout.

Sunny weather under the open sky, a perfectly manicured desert scape to great guests and a refreshing use of white and color defines the gated ¼ acre lot of this four bedroom retreat. Elegance and an open ambiance spread across 3,000 square feet of indoor living spaces separated between the first floor social areas and the second floor bedroom suites. Across the large vestibule, the double-height great room opens to the in-ground saltwater pool and spa patio via multiple large glass pivot doors. Clerestory windows on the opposing wall of this spacious social hub – complete with a gas fireplace with white marble hearth and 70” flat screen TV mounted above – bring in even more natural light piercing through to illuminate everything.

In the mood for cooking dinner? Choose between the stainless steel appliance mix in the recently renovated chef’s kitchen and the outdoor gas BBQ and food prep area and let creativity flow! Serve the meal either at the three-seat breakfast bar, the formal dining table seating eight or the outdoor dining room with al-fresco dining option and enjoy this unforgettable sequence of relaxed days!