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 →
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 →
By Philip Ferrato As one of the architects whose work would define the look of Palm Springs architecture, the role of Donald Wexler (1926-2015) in bringing Mid-century Modernism to the desert cannot be underestimated. With dozens of projects to his credit, this protegé of Richard Neutra would bring an aesthetic of low, sweeping post-and-beam structures... Keep reading →
By Jenny Xie Location: Palm Springs, California Price: $1,750,000 If you’ve ever wondered how legendary Modernist architects might update their own midcentury designs, decades after initial construction, take a good look at this 1955- built steel-frame treasure conceived by none other than the late Donald Wexler, a founding father of Palm Springs modernism. Wexler, who passed away... Keep reading →