Before & After: A Mother-Daughter Duo Rescue a Forgotten Albert Frey Design in Palm Springs

Years of regrettable remodels had obscured the Guthrie House’s origins, but Marina and Avalon Rossi uncovered its roots and decided to restore the architect’s vision.

When the Avi Ross Group bought the Guthrie House in Palm Springs four years ago, they didn’t know it had originally been built by Albert Frey in 1935. "We had originally bought it to fix up what’s there," says Avalon Rossi, half of the creative team behind the real estate development and design firm—her mother, Marina, makes up the other half. The pair were thrown a curve ball during escrow, however, when they discovered the home’s pedigree. "When we started the process, [the home] did not look like anything that he would have done." 

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