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Midcentury Palm Springs Homes

These renovations keep their midcentury flavor without sacrificing 21st-century modernizations and updates.

Listed for $880K, this modernized post-and-beam home embodies quintessential Palm Springs style.
Listed for $880K, this modernized post-and-beam home embodies quintessential Palm Springs style.
The elongated midcentury facade of 946 W. Ceres Road is classic Palm Springs and features beautiful native landscaping by a local landscape architect.
The elongated midcentury facade of 946 W. Ceres Road is classic Palm Springs and features beautiful native landscaping by a local landscape architect.
Breeze block walls separate the various living spaces, all of which are brightly illuminated.
Breeze block walls separate the various living spaces, all of which are brightly illuminated.
The desert landscape can be relished from a lounge chair beside the outdoor fireplace.
The desert landscape can be relished from a lounge chair beside the outdoor fireplace.
After much research, the original buff stone pictured was discovered at a quarry in Utah, which had since closed but reopened for the material sourcing for this project, the restoration of Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House. A mason worked there for a year and a half to accurately restore stone, chiseling and cutting blocks precisely in place to create a pleasing mosaic. Tops and bottoms of the stones were cut smooth to sit in horizontal position, allowing the sides and faces to be more organic as Richard Neutra intended.
After much research, the original buff stone pictured was discovered at a quarry in Utah, which had since closed but reopened for the material sourcing for this project, the restoration of Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House. A mason worked there for a year and a half to accurately restore stone, chiseling and cutting blocks precisely in place to create a pleasing mosaic. Tops and bottoms of the stones were cut smooth to sit in horizontal position, allowing the sides and faces to be more organic as Richard Neutra intended.
Surrounding by palm trees, the backyard features a pool and spa plus multiple spaces for outdoor entertaining. There are also spectacular mountain views.
Surrounding by palm trees, the backyard features a pool and spa plus multiple spaces for outdoor entertaining. There are also spectacular mountain views.
For an eye-catching display, Nagel installed paintings inherited by her grandmother against an accent wall covered in Hygge & West wallpaper. The orange and red pattern is called Arcade, and it was designed by Heath Ceramics.
For an eye-catching display, Nagel installed paintings inherited by her grandmother against an accent wall covered in Hygge & West wallpaper. The orange and red pattern is called Arcade, and it was designed by Heath Ceramics.
The three-bedroom, two-bath home at 505 S. Roxbury Drive in Palm Springs has always been a crowd-pleaser. Designed by the pioneering architect William Krisel, the classic midcentury residence was built in 1958 by the Alexander Construction Company—a group responsible for the construction of over 2,000 homes in the Coachella Valley in the 1950s and ’60s. Krisel, acclaimed for his tasteful, affordable home designs, infused this particular property with many of his signature features.
The three-bedroom, two-bath home at 505 S. Roxbury Drive in Palm Springs has always been a crowd-pleaser. Designed by the pioneering architect William Krisel, the classic midcentury residence was built in 1958 by the Alexander Construction Company—a group responsible for the construction of over 2,000 homes in the Coachella Valley in the 1950s and ’60s. Krisel, acclaimed for his tasteful, affordable home designs, infused this particular property with many of his signature features.
1415 N Camino Centro is a dreamy vision of midcentury Palm Springs, both inside and out.
1415 N Camino Centro is a dreamy vision of midcentury Palm Springs, both inside and out.
The Desert Lanai home, recently listed for $342,000, was designed by architect Charles DuBois in 1964 and built by the Alexander Construction Company.
The Desert Lanai home, recently listed for $342,000, was designed by architect Charles DuBois in 1964 and built by the Alexander Construction Company.
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.
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.
A yellow facade adds character to this recently renovated 1961 home on a corner lot in the heart of Vista Las Palmas, another Alexander subdivision.
A yellow facade adds character to this recently renovated 1961 home on a corner lot in the heart of Vista Las Palmas, another Alexander subdivision.
This chalet-style, A-frame roof extends straight into the ground. A band of stone wraps around the residence and visually integrates the home with its natural surroundings. Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, the home originally designed in 1958 has been completely reimagined and updated by its current owners. The owners enjoyed the process of renovating the architecturally significant property, which included a fun, tropical-themed wet bar, a stylish and updated kitchen with a waterfall countertop, and a well-concealed Murphy bed in the living room
This chalet-style, A-frame roof extends straight into the ground. A band of stone wraps around the residence and visually integrates the home with its natural surroundings. Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, the home originally designed in 1958 has been completely reimagined and updated by its current owners. The owners enjoyed the process of renovating the architecturally significant property, which included a fun, tropical-themed wet bar, a stylish and updated kitchen with a waterfall countertop, and a well-concealed Murphy bed in the living room
The kitchen is super bright and airy thanks f
The kitchen is super bright and airy thanks f
The Thunderbird Heights house is set on a plateau above Coachella Valley and backs up to the Santa Rosa mountains to the south and west. The home, originally built in the 1960s and later renovated in the 1980s, was given a fresh, midcentury-inspired revamp by Stuart Silk Architects.
The Thunderbird Heights house is set on a plateau above Coachella Valley and backs up to the Santa Rosa mountains to the south and west. The home, originally built in the 1960s and later renovated in the 1980s, was given a fresh, midcentury-inspired revamp by Stuart Silk Architects.
Wexler and Harrison's original plan was to create affordable vacation homes for a growing middle class. When this home first went on the market with the others in 1962, it was competitively priced between $13,000 and $17,000. Today, the kitchen has been restored following guidelines from its original configuration, and the landscaping was updated in 2001 with Wexler's oversight.
Wexler and Harrison's original plan was to create affordable vacation homes for a growing middle class. When this home first went on the market with the others in 1962, it was competitively priced between $13,000 and $17,000. Today, the kitchen has been restored following guidelines from its original configuration, and the landscaping was updated in 2001 with Wexler's oversight.
Classic midcentury features like the wall of glass and clerestory windows provide the home with a connection to the outdoors and flood the living space with natural light. A rough stone-inlay fireplace connects the living room with the facade.
Classic midcentury features like the wall of glass and clerestory windows provide the home with a connection to the outdoors and flood the living space with natural light. A rough stone-inlay fireplace connects the living room with the facade.
The living room retains the home’s original, poured terrazzo floors. There are oversize Fleetwood sliding glass doors on both sides. Most of the original doors have been upgraded to newer, energy-efficient glass, but their size and placement match what was original to the home.
The living room retains the home’s original, poured terrazzo floors. There are oversize Fleetwood sliding glass doors on both sides. Most of the original doors have been upgraded to newer, energy-efficient glass, but their size and placement match what was original to the home.
Setback from the street, this extremely private one level property has sliders with outdoor access, solar panels, and mountain views from every room.
Setback from the street, this extremely private one level property has sliders with outdoor access, solar panels, and mountain views from every room.

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