Repainting history :: Accuracy must be a key part of the historic preservation process

By Todd Hays Late last month, the Palm Springs City Council voted unanimously to designate an historic site. Usually, such an action is cause for celebration. In this case, not so much. The City Council overruled a 6-1 vote by the city’s own Historic Site Preservation Board (HSPB) requiring the designation be conditional on the… Keep reading

An Updated Palm Springs Estate Lists For $2.4M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Originally built in 1940, the 3,260-square-foot home has undergone a complete redesign, reimagining the property as a midcentury-inspired, contemporary estate. The renovation of the four-bedroom, five-bath residence also included the addition of an entirely new wing. Highlights of the home include an open indoor/outdoor floor-plan, a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling in the… Keep reading

Former Palm Springs Mayor’s Stylish Residence Elects For A List Price of $2.4 Million

By Jack Flemming A revamped home that once belonged to former Palm Springs mayor Florian Boyd has come up for sale in the desert city for $2.395 million. Built in 1940, the contemporary residence dons a much different style than the Spanish hacienda vibe it displayed during Boyd’s ownership. The colorful tile and clay tile… Keep reading

photo by Jim Riche

‘Mod Mirage’ :: Exploring the Architectural Legacy of Rancho Mirage

Long heralded as the quintessential destination for midcentury-modern architecture, the city of Palm Springs boasts homes built by star architects such as Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Albert Frey, and William F. Cody. But a few miles east lies the city of Rancho Mirage, another architectural destination ready to step out of the shadow cast by… Keep reading

Koerner House in Palm Springs Seeks Modern-Minded Buyer With $3.3M

By Claudine Zap A Mid-Century Modern marvel in Palm Springs, CA, designed by E. Stewart Williams, who was renowned for melding natural materials with modern design, is now on the market for $3.3 million. The well-preserved home was commissioned by Leon and Thea Koerner, lumber magnates from Vancouver, British Columbia, as a vacation escape. To read the full article visit their website here. 

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