Palm Springs Modern

In the mid 20th century the mountains and valleys of the Coachella Valley inspired a distinctive brand of the modernist building movement which would become known as desert modernism.

Notable tor it’s use of glass ,deep overhangs and combining  natural and man made materials and indoor and outdoor spaces, desert  modernism celebrated mountain  views and the area’s warm climate , defining a lifestyle of elegant informality .

This design atmosphere encouraged local and visiting architects to create modernist structures of every size and function. embracing the location and climate of the region.

Many of the structures and homes they created can be visited by modernist enthusiasts today.

They include buildings  by Albert Frey ,Richard Neutra( Kaufman Desert House , 1946) Donald Wexler(Dinah Shore Residence, 1964)E Stewart Williams and Albert Frey .

The Dinah Shore Residence is now owned by Leonardo di Caprio.

E Stewart Willisms  built the Frank Sinatra residence in 1947   and William Krissel  the House of Tomorrow in 1962 which was the honeymoon house of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.