Palm Springs Architecture and Design

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

This Rental Near Joshua Tree Is a Desert Escape for the Design Minded
This Rental Near Joshua Tree Is a Desert Escape for the Design Minded
Stepping into the holiday home of interior designer Denise Portmans is like visiting her Los Angeles design shop—a revelation in West Coast style.
A Desert Charmer With Airbnb Clout Is Up for Sale at $899K
After buying a decrepit property in the peaceful California desert, designer Kelly Kai turned it into a chic destination rental.
A Palm Springs Midcentury With Hollywood Ties Seeks $4.5M
In addition to vintage terrazzo finishes, the 1961 Morse Residence features a sunken living room that opens to a backyard pool with a swim-up bar.
This Is the Last Home Ray Kappe Ever Designed—and It’s Now Up for Sale
This Is the Last Home Ray Kappe Ever Designed—and It’s Now Up for Sale
Completed in March this year, the Palm Springs residence by the legendary late architect is asking $6,400,000.
An Airy Abode With Intimate Indoor/Outdoor Vibes Seeks $2.5M in Rancho Mirage, CA
Designed by desert icon Steve Chase, the restored 1986 home sits in the heart of the Morningside Country Club and features a dazzling infinity pool.
Here’s Your Chance to Scoop Up a Darling Palm Springs Midcentury
The Desert Lanai home, recently listed for $342,000, was designed by architect Charles DuBois in 1964 and built by the Alexander Construction Company.
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.
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
A $2 comal moonlights as a brilliant sconce in this revitalized ’80s ranch home.
15 Picture-Perfect Airbnbs in Palm Springs Starting at $119 a Night
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
Built in 1962 for Walt and Lillian Disney, the Palm Springs abode is now available for $1.1M.
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.
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