REALTOR® and Principal, Harcourts Desert Homes
“Mutual trust, clear communication and a great sense of humor are the keys to success in this business,” says Jim Sanak. That approach has led to Jim´s award-winning sales and earned him an appreciative roster of repeat and referral clients.
Known as a skilled marketer, a strong negotiator and an expert on home staging, Jim emphasizes the importance of understanding and meeting the client´s needs. “We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients, and that includes showing them how to create wealth in real estate-in all market conditions.”
A native of Michigan, Jim earned his B.A. from Michigan State University. Prior to entering real estate, Jim enjoyed a successful career in corporate sales and marketing, including a sales executive position with the IBM Corporation.
The perfect golfer’s getaway, located in the heart of Palm Desert on the 4th hole in the middle of the Fairway. Woodhaven Country Club is the definition of condo resort style living. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo features a large, open living and dining area with vaulted ceiling and ample kitchen counter space complete with a breakfast bar. Take in the view of the fairway from your large glass sliders that lead you out to your patio to enjoy the weather this valley is known for. Your master suite features vaulted ceilings, a double vanity and large walk in closet. Woodhaven C.C amenities include 8 tennis courts, 4 swimming pools and spas, club house with lounge and restaurant, gated security, cable, trash, and landscaping. Woodhaven is a golfer’s friendly 18-hole course, owners have the choice of pay as you play golf or joining the golf club. Both bedrooms and closets have new carpet as of 10/28! Don’t miss your chance to own your own piece of heaven in Woodhaven C.C.
The definition of luxury living is located in Palmilla, a private guard gated community in beautiful La Quinta. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath personal sanctuary is ultra-rare being a stand-alone residence with no shared walls. Award winning contemporary architecture. A chef’s kitchen complete w/ a center island, prep sink, spacious counters, stainless appliances & walk in pantry. Large living room has a wet bar, motorized shades, fireplace & corner Fleetwood style doors bring the outdoors in. Lounge by your infinity edge, salt water, pebble tec pool complete with sun shelf & breathtaking southwest views of the lake and San Jacinto Mountains. The private courtyard is perfect for morning coffee & a newly installed gate makes it pet friendly. The master suite features double vanity, glass shower, his & her walk-in closets. Epoxy finished 2 car garage w/ golf cart parking and a locking storage or office area. Close proximity to the Polo Fields and Old Town La Quinta. See why the locals live here!
This stunning, one of a kind Mid-century masterpiece is located in the heart of desirable Palm Springs. Extensively upgraded throughout, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with attached casita has everything you dreamed. Extremely rare, unobstructed views of the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains. Home features custom lighting, custom wall paper, white porcelain tile floors, a large kitchen with ample counter space, Viking stainless appliances & a large center island. The great room features a dramatic stone gas fireplace, with a wall of glass bringing the beauty of Palm Springs inside. Master Suite features ensuite bath with double vanity, large walk in shower, high end light fixtures & large walk-in closet. The attached casita has a private entrance, fully updated bath & mini fridge. Spend the day outside lounging by the pebble tech pool complete with water fall, gas fire pit, BBQ cook center & seating area perfect for private dinner parties. No preview needed. Show your most discerning buyers.
It was said of architect Barry Berkus that his designs were ‘not for the faint of heart’, but you’ll swoon with joy when you see the passion built into this folded plate Las Palmas condo. Travertine flooring runs throughout this artfully restored home, with clerestory windows everywhere, providing views and a seamless transparency from indoors to outdoors, affirming the architect’s vision. The kitchen has full walls of black river rock with Brazilian mosaic granite counters and European white high gloss cabinetry. All lighting fixtures are hand selected vintage originals. The master suite is bathed in sun or moonlight, and has an exquisitely tiled spa bath with glass enclosed Jacuzzi tub and glass vessel sinks. One guest room has double doors to the breeze-block enclosed,tiled patio that extends the living space, and the second bath with Japanese soaking tub has a modern Zen feel. The open living space, with folded and beamed ceiling,celebrates this triumph of Mid-century design.
We know of Shangri-La as a mystical and harmonious place, an earthly paradise isolated from the outside world.Rancho Mirage may not be isolated, but once inside this enchanting haven, you will feel transported. A famous designer’s desert residence, you’ll feel you might be in Mumbai’s finest 5-star hotel.Painted, glazed concrete flooring runs throughout,vaulted ceilings soar overhead, & custom hand painted animal prints border the floors in each bedroom. Hand carved doors enhance the exquisite Arabian Nights ambiance,& a lavish custom fireplace surround is unique. The Master Suite looks out to a true oasis. Guest rooms have private patios & oversized sliders access the extraordinary, immense sanctuary outside, w/a myriad of entertaining areas including a meditation/yoga zone.Towering Eucalyptus & Malaleuca trees provide shade, w/spa,pebble tec pool w/water feature & exotic fire pits at each end. Creative genius is the heart of this home, & creative minds will fall under it’s spell.
Find your own Harmonic Convergence in this desirable 92264 zip code condo on fee land! We love the wood beamed cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows found in this classic PS architecture. A lovely open living space highlights these assets, with 18″ tile underfoot. The updated kitchen with cabinets galore has gas cooking, slick tile backsplash with granite counter tops, a whopping granite topped workspace/dining bar,and recessed and track lighting. Enjoy your privacy w/guests not too close to your space, w/nice separation of 3 carpeted bedrooms! A hallway on the right of the unit has a bedroom on each end w/bath & shower over tub in between. A Master suite on the opposite side has a tree view & bath w/dressing area and big walk-in shower.Spend balmy days & nights entertaining or just kicking back on the covered, tiled patio w/loads of room for a dining table & BBQ. This end unit is one of the few single story units in the complex, w/4 tennis courts,3 pools, & a dog park steps away.
This Hollywood Regency style home has been remodeled, revamped, and re-landscaped.Double doors sweep into an entry hall w/a wet bar and 2 chandeliers. A sunken living room holds an opulent Murano glass chandelier & floor to ceiling fireplace that’s flanked by French doors w/views to the pool and mountains beyond. Fit for royalty, a formal dining room w/mirrored ceiling takes advantage of those views through more French doors. An exquisite kitchen, open to a family room w/fireplace, has quartz counters, island w/microwave, 6-burner range, Sub Zero fridge, designer glass backsplash, & a huge walk-in pantry. Both guest bedrooms are ensuite, & the master suite is an homage to luxury and privacy. Pop out to the pool through French doors, or relax in the modern soaking tub. Entertain outdoors rain or shine on the prodigious covered patio.
It may look like other homes on the block from outside, but once inside the privacy gate you’ll find a vision of creative design and exquisite materials. A Koi pond w/waterfall & carved wood pillars sweep you through double doors into a foyer flanked by stone columns, & to an open living space. 18″ Travertine tile runs throughout the home.A stone fireplace adds warmth on cool desert nights.Recessed lighting adds atmosphere, all on dimmers.The open kitchen is a stunner w/tumbled stone counter tops, custom cabinetry, ‘cabinet faced’ appliances, a large walk-in pantry, glass pendant lights,& a pot filler. The Master has double doors to the patio,walk-in closet,& it’s bath has a glass vanity w/vessel sinks, jacuzzi tub,Italian glass tile, & a fantastic shower system.A detached casita w/wood floors has built-in storage & a divine bathroom w/glass shower,river rock flooring, & Italian marble vessel sink. Knockout mountain views are seen from the yard w/BBQ station & pebble-tec pool & spa.
Our favorite elements of Palm Springs design show off in this impressive mid-century retreat. A breeze block façade beckons you inside to the expansive living room w/marble floors, stunning fireplace, & a wall of glass that previews the backyard oasis. A serious chef’s kitchen holds a Wolf range w/griddle and work station, double oven, double dishwasher, ice maker, apron sink, & spectacular Quilted Maple cabinetry. The dining room dazzles w/a fab custom chandelier. Serenity rules in the Master Retreat, with Shoji screen closet, mod wall treatment, art studio,& tranquil bamboo garden patio w/slider access from the master bath. A media room has a wall of built-ins w/a secret cedar-lined room that could be an awesome wine cellar. A guest wing has a master suite & additional bedroom & bath, w/access from outside or in. Solar system,pool,dog run,2 fountains,and lushly landscaped for privacy. A capacious covered patio provides a haven for anytime entertaining.
Not all mid-century homes are created equal. This uniquely designed home has been thoroughly updated for modern living. A sprawling gallery-like entry leads to the main living area, with sleek tile floors and walls of glass with views to the pool. A tiled fireplace keeps it cozy on cool desert nights.The kitchen is open to the living area and has quartz topped island/eating bar and counters, gas range w/hood, modern cabinetry and glass tilebacksplash. The master suite wow’s with a stone fireplace worthy of a ski lodge, sliders to the yard, and a bath with oversized shower and river rock floor. Guest rooms are spacious and each bath has been updated to the 21st century. Spend the lazy days of summer outdoors in the pool and spa. An adjacent yard area waits to be transformed to a garden, volleyball court, or whatever your imagination will allow.
Best priced DONE home in Indian Wells. Motivated seller says bring all reasonable offers! NO HOA dues. Stereotypes of Mid-century modern architecture just don’t apply here. This home’s singular style is apparent upon entry. Vaulted wood beamed ceilings meet a succession of skylights at their peak, diffusing light throughout the main living area. A striking black tiled fireplace defines the space, an enormous dining area at the opposite end. The eat-in kitchen is loaded w/custom cabinetry, quartz counters & island, & Viking appliances. Panels of glass look to the outdoors. The master suite, with a wall of glass & sliders, opens to the pool and yard. The latest in shower systems joins a stand-alone soaking tub and quartz topped double custom vanity in the cool tiled bath. A stunning hall bath serves two more bright & roomy bedrooms, w/a separate bedroom suite on the opposite end of the home. Privacy & tranquility rule the outdoor space, w/it’s shimmering pool and colossal raised spa.
Setting a standard for timeless style and design, this home has every element for gracious living.Polished cherry floors, dramatic entry, sunken living room, 3 fireplaces, walk-in wet bar, huge formal dining room, massive eat-in kitchen w/12′ granite slab dining bar, island w/prep sink, professional Viking cooking appliances, 350-bottle temperature controlled wine cellar room, walk-in pantry, 3 sinks, 2 dishwashers,and greenhouse window. Vast Master Retreat w/built-in bookcases, bath w/double shower/steam room and infinity-edge soaking tub, a library w/granite bar, 2 sinks, mini-fridge, microwave, built-in 62 HDTV w/surround sound, & 9′ window seat. French doors are throughout the home. A charming 2 BD guest house w/living room and full bath graces the lush green landscaped yard w/roses, fruit trees, pool and 16-person spa.
This is why we live here: Year-round outdoor living and remarkable outdoor spaces. This quiet centrally located home is just minutes from town and checks all the right boxes, with excellent income history and potential. The resort-style backyard space has a sprawling covered entertainment area, BBQ island, and a stunning pool with waterfall and southwest mountain views. Cool slate floors run throughout the main living area. A double sided stack stone fireplace serves the living room and library/family room, making for warm, inviting spaces. A greenhouse window lets the sun shine into the kitchen. Friends and family all visiting at once? No problem, there’s plenty of room for them all! Property has been a successful vacation rental for the last two years, generating $33,000 per year.
Privacy, a cul-de-sac, and zero HOA’s equal bliss. Just adjacent to The Springs, this charismatic small neighborhood is a well kept secret amidst it’s gated neighbors. Enter through double doors into the living space with it’s soaring ceiling, fireplace, & a direct view out to the 50 ft. lap pool with raised spa & waterfall. A formal dining area leads to the family room with it’s own corner fireplace & granite wet bar w/wine fridge.It’s totally open to the intelligently planned kitchen w/stainless double oven, Sub Zero fridge, 6-burner gas cooktop with griddle, trash compactor, new GE dishwasher, & giant center island w/convenient prep sink. The master suite has room to dance, with a door & view to the yard. It’s bath has 2 walk-in closets, soaking tub, glass shower, & separated vanities. Both guest rooms are ensuite, one w/a door to the side yard. A tall ficus hedge protects your pool privacy, & a covered patio w/solar shades is perfect for outdoor lounging.
An expression of both time & space, this home drew inspiration from the original mid-century designs of William Krisel, w/emphasis on livability for the 21st century.Polished concrete floors flow from the entry into a remarkable kitchen with Bosch refrigerator, microwave & dishwasher; Bertazzoni stove;Uline wine fridge. A sea of quartz forms a vast center island. The dining area is large enough for the grandest dinner parties. Totally open to the kitchen, the living room with its volume ceilings, fireplace, clerestory windows, surround sound & 58” Samsung 3D TV & remote control window shades. Saltwater pool and spillover spa have privacy & mountain views. Floating vanities in the baths are lit from below, w/quartz counters. The Master bedroom & both guest rooms have custom closet systems. Upgrades are legion: indoor/outdoor whole house sound,solar electric ,security system w/cameras and thermostats w/iPhone access. Your guests may never leave the Casita w/separate poolside entry.
Not just another pretty face! This private, remodeled, absolutely stunning end unit has a rock solid rental history as well. Feeling more like a home than a condo, steep vaulted ceilings add volume & highlight a chic stack-stone fireplace that’s the heart of the living space. Double paned French doors & windows bring in the sun. The kitchen has a plethora of storage & is fully updated with solid surface stone counter tops and a granite slab eating bar, a window looking out to a riot of fuchsia bougainvillea. The generous Master has French doors to the patio & a bath to covet – a step-in double shower w/2 heads & designer glass tile feature trim, marble counter top, vessel sink, & linen closet. The bedroom wing has new, plush carpeting. A guest bath has recessed built-in shelving, marble counter, and designer tile tub surround. Desert landscaping is colorful and meticulous, front and back. A 500 sq. ft. tiled back patio faces south to a lush greenbelt and intoxicating mountain views
Comfort, practicality,and knockout views co-exist in harmony at this lovingly maintained Four Seasons home.Plantation shutters throughout provide casual sophistication to every room – a formal living/dining area, bright kitchen with granite counters and large island w/eating bar,lots of cabinets,separate pantry, and recessed lighting. It’s open to a cozy, sunny family room w/fireplace and glass sliders to the yard, providing mountain views from indoors worthy of a ‘Wow!’ The master suite is generous, and a lovely guest bedroom accommodates overnight visitors, with a full bath just steps away. Outside, desert landscape keeps it easy, and there are no neighbors directly behind the home, keeping the integrity of the views. This charming community of 477 homes, with low HOA’s, has many amenities to offer including tennis, basketball, bocce ball, a fitness club with excercise classes, hair salon, and a cafe.
PRICE REDUCED! The BEST price on a Highly UPGRADED unit in gated Spanish Walk! This elegant 5-yr-old condo is beautifully designer-upgraded. Great mountain view location next to 2 resort-like pools and spas and fitness center. Enter the private vestibule from front door or double garage to Barcelona-style wood-&-iron stairway leading upstairs to a roomy floor plan and 2 bd/2ba main living area with huge Great Room perfect for entertaining. Granite counter kitchen has high-end stainless appliances. Over-sized baths have new sinks and toilets and Caesar stone counter tops. Architectural arches and niches lead to modern dark wood cabinetry with sleek nickel hardware. Move-in ready with security system, intercom, 18″ floor tiles, 3 balconies, full-sized side by side washer/dryer and tons of storage. Worry-free unit has 5 years left on original new construction warranty. Plus this greenbelt community can’t be beat for low HOAs and low IDD electric bills.
The Biltmore has been a hip place to live for over 40 years, and it’s a cinch to see why! A perfect south PS location with effortless walking and driving access to shopping and restaurants, this cute unit is neat and roomy. Big enough to fit a sectional, the living room looks out to the patio through two sets of sliding doors. Ficus trees have been planted at it’s perimeter and will bring added privacy. The kitchen is an easy workspace with granite counters and plenty of cabinetry. Open to the living room, there’s a nifty breakfast bar that will seat two. A separate dining room will accommodate your dinner parties. There’s a thoughtful separation of bedrooms. The master bath has a walk-in shower and great counter top space. The second bedroom has a walk-in closet with a full bath just steps away. Both bedrooms have slider access to the patio, with the pool and spa a stone’s throw from the unit. Grounds at this iconic complex are meticulously maintained, and guest parking is plentiful.
A slice of south-facing heaven in Mission Hills. Relax in your outdoor oasis w/it’s beautiful remodeled pool w/waterfall spa that looks across the golf course and a pond to the majestic mountain views beyond. This newly renovated and nicely appointed home is cozy enough for you & your favorite someone but large enough for all your guests or family. The kitchen, open to the living area with fireplace, boasts top-of-the-line stainless appliances, stunning cabinetry, and loads of counter space, including a raised eating bar. Two cars & a golf cart can easily fit in your garage and guests will want to linger in the private, en-suite casita above it. The Master Suite, w/large Travertine-clad bath w/tub and separate shower stall, has convenient access to the spacious landscaped courtyard with fountain. Dine and entertain outdoors in comfort and style with retractable awnings over the patio. With that view, sun or clouds, it’s where you’ll want to linger. Offered furnished per inventory.
Unleash your inner Interior Designer with this wonderfully situated condo at Sunrise Country Club. An end unit right on the golf course with terrific north facing views, it has potential to be a star. A roomy living room has a bank of glass sliders that open to a covered patio, with plenty of space for outdoor dining and entertainment. A skylit atrium with French doors is limited only by your imagination to be the coolest feature in the home. The Master is ensuite, and an additional bedroom has a bath close by. A large den can easily be used as an office, family room, or media room. Large corner windows in the kitchen allow a lovely fairway view and bring natural light into the room. This guard gated community has an amazing array of amenities and is mere minutes to some of the best restaurants and shopping in Rancho Mirage, with Eisenhower Hospital less than 5 minutes away.