A few weeks ago Modernism Week in Palm Springs came to a close. A celebration of all things mid-century, with a highlight on architecture, design, sustainable modern living, and preservation.
In our second-ever cool-community spotlight, we’re focusing on a Palm Springs. When we think of this city in southern Cali, we think of palm trees, pools, cacti, and colorful mid-century modern architecture—but there’s so much more. Palm Springs happens to have the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture.
The vast and dramatic environment that engulfs Palm Springs inspired the specific Desert Modernism aesthetic that the city is know for—glass, clean lines, inventive materials, modern construction techniques, and an elegant inclusion of outdoor space.
Historically, a slew of talented architects were drawn to the desert and created some of the most notable buildings in the city. The most recent attraction? Last month the iconic Aluminaire House—built in all metal and constructed in ten days—was transported to Palm Springs to be permanently set up for view in a public park.
Take a look at some of our favorites Palm Springs houses below.