Palm Springs Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Palm Springs, CA.

Take a Peek Inside Walt Disney’s Former Technicolor Dream House
Take a Peek Inside Walt Disney’s Former Technicolor Dream House
Built in 1962 for Walt and Lillian Disney, the Palm Springs abode is now available for $1.1M.
- a month ago
You’d Never Guess This Swanky Midcentury Came Close to Being Demolished
The Gillman Residence in Palm Springs gets a new lease on life, and a $3.2M price tag, with an update by Thomboy Properties.
An Iconic Old Hollywood Hang in Palm Springs Relists for $1.4M
Known as the Tea Dance House, this midcentury abode includes a baby grand piano that Rat Pack member Dean Martin used to serenade guests.
A Winsome Midcentury Show House in Palm Springs Lists for $875K
A Winsome Midcentury Show House in Palm Springs Lists for $875K
Showcased during Modernism Week 2019, this renovated Alexander home was designed by William Krisel.
- 3 months ago
A Darling Midcentury Looker in Palm Desert Lists for $600K
A revamped post-and-beam interior rolls out to meet the sparkling backyard pool.
Here’s How to Deck Out Your Home Like a Breezy Palm Springs Midcentury
Cultivate a sunny state of mind with these pieces that channel Palm Springs’ brand of midcentury modernism.
Before & After: This Historic Midcentury With a Slinky Roofline Debuts at Modernism Week 2020
Once destined for destruction, the Miles Bates House—better known as the Wave House for its curvy roof—will finally open to the public in Palm Springs this week.
A Pastel Pink Midcentury in Palm Springs Hits the Market at $2.9M
Designed by celebrated architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers, this historic residence has serious curb appeal.
Design 101: What Are Alexander Homes, and Why Are They Still So Beloved?
The Alexander Construction Company made Palm Springs living accessible to the masses.
A Spacious William Cody Property Lists for $1.8M
Desert modernism meets brutalism in this Palm Springs home.
Silent Film Star Charlie Farrell’s Historic 1934 Palm Springs Residence Lists for $3.7M
Silent Film Star Charlie Farrell’s Historic 1934 Palm Springs Residence Lists for $3.7M
The Palm Springs compound offers classic Spanish Revival features such as a central courtyard, multiple Kiva fireplaces, and a separate casita.
- 5 months ago
Arthur Elrod’s Escape House in Palm Springs Lists for $2.85M
“Midcentury time capsule” doesn’t begin to describe this perfectly preserved Palm Springs home.
A Palm Springs Alexander Home with Mountain Views Lists for $1.9M
This 1961 residence in Vista Las Palmas has been thoughtfully updated and is looking for a new owner.
Modernist Architect William Cody’s Rubinstein House Lists for $2.5M
This perfectly preserved desert gem comes with a Historic Designation from the city of Rancho Mirage.
This Palm Springs Prefab Is a “Living Lab” for its Designer Residents
In Palm Springs, a pair of prefab experts turn their process on themselves.
Here Are 20 of the Best Midcentury Renovations in Palm Springs
We’ve gathered 20 of our favorite homes that maintain their midcentury flavor without sacrificing 21st-century modernizations and updates.
This Midcentury Home for Sale Is the Grandest Palm Springs Has Ever Seen
Asking $4,250,000, this nearly 10,000-square-foot home is said to be the largest midcentury home ever built in Palm Springs.
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.
Taco Bell’s Hotel in Palm Springs Sells Out in Two Minutes
There go our dreams of lounging on a hot sauce pool floatie.
A Rare Palm Springs Alexander Seeks a New Owner For $2M
Originally built in 1961, this Alexander home has been thoroughly spruced up for those seeking the Palm Springs lifestyle.
The Most “Palm Springs” House of All Time Just Listed For $3M
This midcentury Swiss Miss home is defined by its dramatic A-frame roof.
A Glass-and-Stucco Retreat Outside Los Angeles Stands Up to the Sun
This home’s dramatic roof overhangs, monumental stucco walls, and sliding glass doors respond to its mountainous setting.
A Dreamy Palm Springs Home Designed by a Donald Wexler Protégé Lists For $3.5M
Stunning interiors match spectacular views in this midcentury-inspired home.
You Can Rent Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Palm Springs Area Pad For $500 a Night
The Hollywood comedy couple’s Indian Wells abode has been revamped and is ready to book.
Before & After: A Run-Down Midcentury in Southern California Goes From Eyesore to Head Turner
Once considered a goner, an International Style home near Palm Springs is lovingly restored to its postwar prime.
Ex Alt-Rockers Revive a Midcentury Gem Near Palm Springs—and Find it May Be a Lost Masterpiece
Steve Jocz and Jessy Moss make the case that their 1960s home is a forgotten William F. Cody design.
The Last Home Designed by Donald Wexler Hits the Market For $2.43M
Built in 2015, this Steel & Glass home in Palm Springs is Donald Wexler’s last design.
Tiny Homes in This Palm Springs Community Start at $155K
Palm Canyon Mobile Club is a community of prefabricated tiny homes that takes the headache out of zoning and utility hookups for good.
A Stale Desert Midcentury Gets a Punched-Up Personality
In Rancho Mirage, California, a tired 1960s house is completely transformed with new features and materials that blend midcentury charm with contemporary taste.
“The Forgotten Frey” Home Hits the Market For $2.5M
Albert Frey's Cree House is a midcentury time capsule in the middle of the Palm Springs desert.