Palm Springs Architecture and Design

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

Before & After: A Blissful Update Reinvents a 1960s Alexander Home in Palm Springs
Before & After: A Blissful Update Reinvents a 1960s Alexander Home in Palm Springs
Listed for $880K, the modernized post-and-beam home embodies quintessential Palm Springs style.
- a month ago
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
A Palm Springs Alexander Home Sings After a Chic Renovation and Hits the Market to the Tune of $2.1M
Stylishly modernized by Thomboy Properties, the home is another midcentury relic of the prolific partnership between architect William Krisel and the Alexander Construction...
This Yucca Valley Retreat Packed With Tile and DIY Hacks Is Pure Desert Magic
This Yucca Valley Retreat Packed With Tile and DIY Hacks Is Pure Desert Magic
A $2 comal moonlights as a brilliant sconce in this revitalized ’80s ranch home.
- 3 months ago
15 Picture-Perfect Airbnbs in Palm Springs Starting at $119 a Night
Whether you’re hiking through palm-lined canyons or cracking open a beer poolside, Palm Springs is an ideal getaway.
This Palm Springs Desert Home “Dissolves Barriers” Between Indoors and Out
Constructed in harmony with the expansive vistas and valleys that surround it, Ridge Mountain Residence plays up the beauty of its desert location.
A Sassy, Pink-Trimmed Ranch Near Palm Springs Lists for $899K
The chic William Cody–designed home comes with a sizable wraparound bar that’s ideal for entertaining.
“Rocky” and “Rambo” Star Sylvester Stallone Lists His L.A. Pad for $3.35M
The interior features several of the actor’s paintings, which have been showcased worldwide.
Live Out Your Santorini Dreams in This Iconic Palm Springs Retreat
Listed for $3M, the eclectic desert landmark hits the market for the first time in over 35 years.
A Striking Desert Contemporary in Rancho Mirage Seeks its First Owner
Listed for $2.3M, the newly completed home offers exquisite indoor/outdoor living.
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.
- 9 months 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
Showcased during Modernism Week 2019, this renovated Alexander home was designed by William Krisel.
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
The Palm Springs compound offers classic Spanish Revival features such as a central courtyard, multiple Kiva fireplaces, and a separate casita.
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.