Palm Springs City Hall
Designed by a dream team of MCM architects (Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Robson Chambers, and John Porter Clark), even City Hall is of architectural interest. Photo courtesy of Visit California.

While this year, the Palm Springs Fall Preview Week is online, we thought you’d be missing the warm desert landscape, pools, and jaw-dropping architecture everywhere you turn. So we put together a Palm Springs roundup for you in honor of the event.

A 1955 Vacation Home

The door alone is a splash of sunshine, and this 1955 home has an interior and backyard to match.

Palm Springs exterior door
Photo by Chad Mellon.
With views of the surrounding mountains, this stunning yard is truly a desert oasis. The sunny yellow accent reoccurs on the outdoor fireplace and the breezeblock. Photo by Chad Mellon.

Click here for more on this 1955 Palm Springs vacation home.

Alohaus by the Pool


the backyard of a charles du bois in palm springs with a pool
Photo by Kelly Peak Photography

This 1958 “Swiss Miss” designed by Charles du Bois gets a luxurious outdoor renovation. Outdoor spa day, anyone? See more here.

Palm Springs Doors

palm springs exterior orange door
Does any color say Mid Mod in quite the same way as orange? This Palm Springs door exudes retro vibes. Photo by Patrick Ketchum.
A shade of orange paint found on many Palm Springs' doors.
Orange Burst, by Behr.

Who doesn’t love the colors of Palm Springs doors? Find more inspiration and paint color matches here.

Desert Eichler

Photo by Greyshock Photography.

Newsflash: There are new Eichlers in Palm Springs! If you missed the memo, catch up here.

Light & Breezy Alexander

Palm Springs breezeblock
A refreshed entryway provides an inviting first impression of the Alexander-built home in Vista Las Palmas. Photo by Jim Brown.
Palm Springs exterior and pool
The exterior details in the master bedroom wing match the original portion of the house nicely. Warped wooden posts were changed to metal on both the new and existing spider legs that support the patio overhang, and the exterior wall of the dining room was taken back three feet to improve circulation near the pool. The Saarinen Tulip table and chairs are vintage, but most other pieces were custom made for the home. Photo by Jim Brown.

See more of this refreshed Alexander home in nearby Palma Las Vistas in Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Remember, you can still participate in the Palm Springs’ Fall Preview of Modernism Week online. Register here.

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