Palm Springs Architecture and Design

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

An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
An Architect Couple’s Minimalist Dream House Is Up for Lease in L.A.
Perched in the hills above Silver Lake, the Lee Residence is the personal home of the founding principals of leeMundwiler Architects.
This $3.5M Industrial-Chic Compound Is Finely Tuned for L.A. Living
Designed by award-winning architect David Ming-Li Lowe, the two-unit property opens up to the outdoors with giant glass garage doors.
A Monumental Home Made of Cinder Blocks and Glass Seeks $6M in L.A.
Designed by architect Finn Kappe, the Pacific Palisades property comes with massive living areas—and a price tag to match.
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Bask in the Glorious Excess That Is Mark Wahlberg’s Former Mansion
Listed for $28.5M and featured in “Entourage,” the Beverly Hills mega-manse comes with a basketball court, a two-story guesthouse, and a resort-style pool with waterfalls.
Every Day Feels Like Vacation at This Marmol Radziner Stunner
Say bon voyage and soak up the tropical vibes at this gleaming dream home that just hit the market for $5.9M in Venice, CA.
A Surprising Venice Beach A-Frame Reaches Its Peak Potential
Following a renovation that better connected it to the outdoors, designer Katie Gebhardt punched it up with a West Coast palette.
This L.A. Home Has a Yellow Crane That Relocates the Dining Table, Because Why Not?
Architect couple John Friedman and Alice Kimm brought a playful attitude to their Silver Lake home, including the industrial arm and a hot-pink ADU.
Warning: This Palm Springs Pad May Make You Crave Summer Even More
Now available for $2.1M, the desert oasis comes with walls of glass, native landscaping, and a shimmering pool.
I Bought My First Home in L.A.’s Red-Hot Housing Market. It Was a Whirlwind
Even though my wife and I had the financial means, know-how, and a trusted agent, the road to becoming first-time homeowners in the current real estate climate was...winding.
A Sparkling Midcentury Surfaces Just a Few Blocks From the Silver Lake Reservoir
Listed for $2.4M, the remodeled four-bedroom home was originally designed by architect Shwen Wei Ma in 1952.
This Midcentury Gem Would Make Any Nature Lover Beam With Joy
This Midcentury Gem Would Make Any Nature Lover Beam With Joy
Architect Floyd Mueller designed the verdant Pasadena home as his personal residence, and now it's seeking a new owner.
Los Angeles’s Legendary “Castle” Hits the Market at $9.9M
Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and the Velvet Underground once called the lavish art nouveau mansion home.
One Night In Joshua Tree’s Multicolored, Cubist Monument House
The Instagram-famous desert home designed by SoCal starchitect Josh Schweitzer recently became available to book as a vacation rental, and my partner and I jumped at the chance to...
Here’s Your Chance to Own an Out-of-This-World Geodesic Dome in L.A.
Designed by William King, the Domestead comes with free-flowing spaces, panoramic views, an art studio, and a yurt.
A Silver Lake Stunner Perched High in the Treetops Seeks $1.8M
The renovated 1920s home is wrapped in a canopy of greenery, and it comes with a tropical detached studio.
This Charming California Bungalow Is a Late ’60s Time Capsule
Renovated in 1968 by architect Paul Tay, the Pekrul House is up for $1.3M—along with a detached studio and a turnkey Airstream.
Marilyn Monroe’s Former Hollywood Chateau Slides Onto the Market for $899K
Legend has it that Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Madonna also once called the 1930s property home.
Just Imagine the Pool Party You Could Throw at This Palm Springs Stunner
Listed for $2.5M, the three-bedroom home in Rancho Mirage was designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison in 1957.
This Overhauled Airstream Feels Less Like a Trailer and More Like a House
Two friends fit out a vintage camper with wide-open spaces, fresh white oak, and waterfall terrazzo—and launch a business in the process.
A Tree House–Inspired Midcentury Home Turns Over a New Leaf
Listed for $1.5M, the renovated L.A. residence features a graphic facade inspired by the work of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.
A Midcentury Home Packed With Next-Gen Tech Is Up for $2.8M in L.A.
Set in the historic Crestwood Hills neighborhood, the 1954 home comes with solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and an electric car charger.
A Darling L.A. Midcentury With Views of the Hollywood Sign Asks $1.8M
Built in 1957, the 2,289-square-foot home was recently treated to a full revamp and now comes with vibrant interiors and an oasis-like backyard.
San Diego’s “Electri-Living Home for Tomorrow” Launches Onto the Market
The midcentury house once showcased the latest and greatest technologies of the 1950s—and it still sparkles today.
A Los Angeles Director’s Garage Is Recast as an ADU With a Screening Room
With playful portholes and head-to-toe plywood, the new studio gives Wash Westmoreland a place to write, relax, and watch films.
This Historic Craftsman Was Saved From Demolition by a “Free” Ad
After being relocated and completely renovated, the registered landmark now seeks $3.4M in Long Beach, California.
A Historic Home With a Contemporary Twist Lists for $2M in Los Angeles
Originally built by William Kesling in 1936, the updated Estes Residence is back on the market.
A Historic Home by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists for the First Time in Decades
Architect Sim Bruce Richards used cedar, glass, and stone to build the Weinberg Residence high atop a granite peak in San Diego.
What Is…Googie? These Devoted Fans Will Tell You
Inside L.A.’s second Googie World Expo, a sold-out event for those passionate about the retro-futuristic, disappearing, distinctly SoCal aesthetic.
Is This the Palm Springs Midcentury of Your Dreams?
Built by W.G. Hercules, the pristine home has rock walls, big glass doors, the requisite pool, and a $1.7M price tag.
A Midcentury Gem With a Prime Pool Patio Makes a Splash in L.A.
Listed for $1.2M, the restored Edward Fickett home includes a landscaped garden and a one-bedroom guesthouse.