The Smoke Tree Retreat

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Driving into Palm Springs' Smoke Tree Ranch, you leave the developed city center and enter into a quietly stunning desert landscape that feels of another era. The dramatic San Jacinto mountains encompass the property, with the subtle tones of sage, lavender, and mauve in the desert landscape.  Homes are rustically marked with a numbered rock, and carved cedar signs with the owners' last name. This 1964 home designed by renowned Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, is used by various members of an extended family that come to enjoy the deserts' warmth, sun, and culture.  Tantalus Studio was brought on to celebrate the mid century roots of the home while reinvigorating the interiors with warmth and clean lines. New lighting and flooring throughout helped create a unified tablet for an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and artwork from Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and beyond. The desert landscape coupled with the vibrant design and cultural scene of Palm Springs inspired the blend of colors, prints and textures in the interior palette.   

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Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Coffee Tables, Rug Floor, and Table. Den View Photo  of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Den View

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Entry Console

Modern home with Living Room, Travertine Floor, Storage, Chair, Table, Accent Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Console Tables, Pendant Lighting, Media Cabinet, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Rug Floor. Living Room Photo 3 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Living Room

Modern home with Dining Room, Table Lighting, Table, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, Chair, Lamps, and Pendant Lighting. Dining Room Photo 4 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Dining Room

Modern home with Bedroom, Lamps, Bed, Night Stands, Accent Lighting, and Rug Floor. Master Bedroom Photo 5 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Master Bedroom

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Master Bedroom

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Master Bedroom

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ottomans, Recessed Lighting, Rug Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Lamps, Accent Lighting, Table, Travertine Floor, Coffee Tables, and Sofa. Den Photo 8 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Den

Modern home with Living Room, Accent Lighting, Lamps, Chair, Floor Lighting, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Rug Floor, and Ottomans. Den Photo 9 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Den

Modern home with Living Room, Sectional, Sofa, Chair, Accent Lighting, Storage, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Bookcase, Ottomans, Rug Floor, and Shelves. Living Room Photo 10 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Living Room

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Rug Floor, Pendant Lighting, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Travertine Floor, Table, and Accent Lighting. Sunroom Photo 11 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Sunroom

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Rug Floor, Coffee Tables, Recessed Lighting, Sofa, and Travertine Floor. Sunroom Photo 12 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Sunroom

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Sunroom

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Accent Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, Shelves, Lamps, Table, Travertine Floor, and Rug Floor. Dining Room Photo 14 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Dining Room

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, Storage, Rug Floor, Shelves, Travertine Floor, Lamps, Chair, and Table Lighting. Dining Room Photo 15 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Dining Room

Modern home with Wall Lighting and Accent Lighting. Guest Bathroom Photo 16 of The Smoke Tree Retreat

Guest Bathroom

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Exterior View of Pool

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Exterior View

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • Albert Frey
Interior Design
  • Tantalus Studio
Builder
  • Rawlings Custom Contracting
Photographer
  • Lance Gerber

Overview

Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1964