Sunny Days at Sunburst Palms

We’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from the Modernism Week Featured Home: Sunburst Palms ☀️
The Modernism Week Featured Home: Sunburst Palms. A pop of bright yellow Dunn-Edwards Paint adds visual interest to the minimalist exterior. A sweeping tongue and groove flat roof spans the entire width of the property. (Photo credit: Patrick Ketchum)

This year, we donned booties on our feet and masks on our faces to explore the Modernism Week Featured Home: Sunburst Palms – a bright, cheery home designed by H3K Design in Palm Springs’ historic Deepwell neighborhood.

Originally designed in 1956 by Lawrence Lapham and built for Academy Award Winner Edward “Bud” Furer, designers Kevin Kemper and Howard Hawkes remodeled this midcentury house with exceptional attention to detail.

With a patterned room divider, bold blue sofa, and original terrazzo fireplace, the living room is one of many show-stopping moments throughout the home. (Photo credit: Patrick Ketchum)

H3K Design’s use of bright colors and printed wall paper expands throughout the house. Each room explores different shapes and angles highlighting the expansive space of the property. Glass lined walls and bright white laminated floors sweep through the living and dining room. Large floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in with expansive views of the pool and palm trees.

Each of the four bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms, one of which is used as a poolside media room. This customized home also features a kidney shaped pool with the original rock waterfall and ample space for outdoor entertaining.

Another custom feature includes a built-in kidney shaped terrazzo coffee table with center fire pit in the living room. Adjacent to the living room is a bright vintage goldenrod yellow St. Charles kitchen from the original 1970s renovation by the previous homeowners.

Photo credit: Patrick Ketchum

Special thanks to Modernism Week sponsors Bang & OlufsenBrizoCalifornia ClosetsDunn-Edwards PaintsFerguson Bath, Kitchen and LightingJennAir and Willis for generously contributing to this project.
Photos courtesy of Modernism Week, except where noted.