Built in 1961 by famed architect William Krisel, best known for his pioneer designs of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, the Tiki House is a three-bedroom, three-bath home that has been lovingly restored by the current owner and designer, Tracy Turco, who also designed the wallpaper, furnishings, bed linens and pillows. The impact of its unique features is a feast for the senses, inspired by the original “Brady Bunch” house.

Every detail and angle reflect the mid-century design of the era. The home is furnished with vintage pieces throughout, including 1970s artwork by Peter Max, Salvador Dali, Shag, Damon Johnson and Olan. Palm Springs local artist SHAG created the modernism piece in the master bedroom. The lighting in the home is newly installed, featuring retro and mid-century pieces throughout. The kitchen features handcrafted tiles designed by Fina, and the bathrooms were retiled retaining the “harvest gold” fixtures from the past.

A new pool, a custom tiki bar, tiki totem poles designed by Palm Springs artist Tiki Broker, and landscaping by designer and owner Tracy Turco, add to the beauty of the grounds. To top it all off, the carport contains a 1966 Ford Thunderbird in canary yellow, consistent with the origins of the home.

This well-curated space brings the art, design and uniqueness of the mid-century era together in an environment that is also the perfect place to live and play in the Palm Springs sunshine.

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Credits

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Architect
  • William Krisel
Interior Design
  • Tracy Turco
Photographer
  • David Blank

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1961