Home to one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the U.S., Palm Springs is a haven for design buffs, heat seekers, and the LGBT community. From stylish boutique hotels and high-end vintage shopping to the annual Modernism Week, the desert city is practically a living museum of twentieth century architecture. You’ll find homes by Richard Neutra, William F. Cody, Albert Frey, A. Quincy Jones, Donald Wexler, and Paul R. Williams, among others that celebrate a more glamorous era. Score colorful frocks at Trina Turk (the L.A. designer lives here part-time), channel the Rat Pack at Melvyn’s, and view some hidden gems with Palm Springs Modern Architecture Tours. If you’re not afraid of heights, take the Aerial Tramway 8,500-feet up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon for stunning views (its Valley Station was designed by Frey).
Wayne Longman Wayne Longman was a Professional Engineer, who has taken a second career as a Broker- Associate. He has lived in the Desert since 2001 and has been a Realtor for twelve years. He has listed high-end properties in the Valley and worked with high-end buyers. Wayne applies his analytical abilities to understand and... Keep reading →
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a re-invented 60’s Western Ho, with a botanical spa, crisp pools, award-winning fare, inventive cocktails and clear views of the San Jacintos. This resort is within biking distance of downtown Palm Springs and close to Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, and several historic desert modern architecture... Keep reading →
By Lauren Beale Midcentury Modern architect Donald Wexler, who died this year at 89, designed this single-story house as his family home and lived there for 38 years. He expanded the post-and-beam house in 1960 and worked on its restoration in 2008. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wide overhangs and doors that open to terraces and the... Keep reading →