Palm Springs Houses are timeless places where dreams come true and where mid-century style shines the most.
Who wouldn’t want this Palm Springs Houses with that retro and midcentury style that is so trendy right now? We sure do, and while we were searching for them, we’ve come to the realization that those are without a doubt the definition of our dream home!
Hope Residence by John Lautner
Of all John Lautner’s creations, the Hope residence might be the least well known but the most unforgettable. This property is the architect’s largest undertaking, sprawling across six acres in Palm Springs. Built in 1979 for the comedian Bob Hope and his wife Dolores Hope, the home has been likened to a mushroom because of its unique shape. Centered on a large circular opening that exposes the desert sky, it was for sale for three years after Bob and Dolores Hope’s deaths.
It was finally sold for $13 million, and included in that price are ten bedrooms, 13 baths, and grounds that more closely resemble a country club. The house was made for entertaining, with a pool, a tennis court, putting greens, a pond, and an outdoor fireplace.
1210 Los Robles Dr, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
Built in 1962, this house seems to have traveled to the future, due to its amazing and untouched features.
This piece of art created by Charles DuBois has Panoramic views abound on a west-facing elevated corner lot framed by expanses of synthetic green lawn & towering palms.
With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, amazing unobstructed views from the pool and a spa surrounded by drought-tolerant landscape, it is ideal for a Mid-Century enthusiast.
Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra
One of the most important architects of the 20th Century, yet often overlooked, Richard Neutra was the perfect person for the job, who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler until 1930 when he started his own practice.
Considered one of the best examples of desert modernism, this house was designed by Neutra for department store tycoon Edgar J Kaufmann – who also commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build the iconic Fallingwater in Pennsylvania a decade earlier.
Kaufmann’s were looking for a residence that could be used to escape the cold winters of the northeast, which would primarily be used during January.
Neutra employed a modernist and international style to this project using glass, steel, and some stone in the design and totally managed to create a perfect dream house.
2575 N Kitty Hawk Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Located in one of the birthplaces of desert modernism, this house has all the details that make mid-century homes as popular today as they were in 1960: Clean lines, pure architecture, refined palette.
Designed by William Krisel for the Alexander Construction Co., it features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and one of the most coveted roof lines. Sophistication and elegance are some of the first words that come to mind while entering this house.
Stepping outside means soaking up some rays on the private patio area, perfect for outdoor lounging, dining al fresco, and barbecues.
A sophisticated yet fun Mid-century home experience.
Frey House II by Albert Frey
Named because it was the second house Frey designed for himself, this compact building perched high above Palm Springs served as both the architect’s home and studio for many years. It features a simple steel structure and sliding glass doors provide access to the outdoor spaces shaded by the overhanging roof.
Architecture geek or not, you only need a set of eyes to appreciate this house built on a mountain lot that to most people seemed uninhabitable.
With a sky-blue ceiling and curtains to match the yellow Encelia flowers that bloom each spring, this house really brings us to the desert.
On Frey’s death in 1998, he bequeathed his home to the Palm Springs Art Museum, allowing it and its contents (including architectural drawings, correspondence, and personal effects) to be seen by people in the field of architecture.
Written by Diana Morais