The Modernism Week 2018 Homes

Get the scoop on the new kids on the midcentury block.

For the first time, we are proud to offer exclusive tours of two Modernism Week Featured Homes and one Showcase Home. Read on to learn more about these newly restored and renovated midcentury residences to be unveiled in February.

Modernism Week Featured Home – Hidden Frey

Photo credit: Henry Connell

Many of the iconic buildings associated with Palm Springs can be attributed to Desert Modernist Albert Frey, but several of his works have remained hidden from public eye – that is, until now. The “Hidden Frey” is a newly restored 1966 tennis estate that has eluded even local architectural historians because of its secluded location.

In Frey’s archives, the property is known as the “Hollingsworth Tennis Estate, 1966,” and belonged to developer WI Hollingsworth. The rolled roof, cantilevered carport, and an elevated pool showcase quintessential elements of a classic Frey design. Thomboy Properties, known for their successful transformation of 20+ homes in Palm Springs, will be debuting the restored home during a series of tours, as well as the reception following the world premiere of “Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy.”

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Modernism Week Featured Home – Maison a l’Orange

Maison a l'orange
Photo credit: H3K Design

One part midcentury, one part modern, and one part a love for the color orange. Serve it up shaken, not stirred. The resulting cocktail is Maison a l’Orange – a vibrant 1960s residence renovated by Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design.

The history of the home dates back to 1960, when famed Glendale-based architect Clair Earl designed 3 neighboring houses on LaVerne Way in Palm Springs near the Alexanders’ Twin Palms development. The private residence is an ode to the owner’s love of midcentury modern architecture, Palm Springs, and of course, the cheery hue that inspired the home’s name. Walls of glass, a soaring roof line, and a Googie-inspired lounge are among the visual highlights of the home, which will be unveiled to the public during Modernism Week. This house is also part of the “Atomic Ranch” Live: Seminars, Workshops and Tours” on February 17.

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Modernism Week Showcase Home – Moroccan Modern

Photo credit: Fred Moser

This stunning 1975 Hal Lacy home made its debut during Fall Preview, and we are proud to invite modernists to enjoy it as this year’s Modernism Week Showcase Home. The unique design features a modern aesthetic with impressive details that harken back to Morocco: from the details in the entry and master doors to the decorative medallion cutouts and the metal screens visible from the street to the geometry of the angled walls. The home was recently featured on the cover of Interiors Magazine’s January/February 2018 issue.

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