Introducing the 2022 Modernism Week Showcase Home: An Idyllic Desert Modern Escape
Design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye Bobby Berk is no stranger to Modernism Week. From being among Modernism Week’s first Mod Squad dignitaries to designing Modernism Week’s Social House, he has always had a special place in his heart for desert modernism and life out here among the palms and dunes. This year, Bobby Berk returns with aplomb, unveiling a completely renovated and re-imagined private estate hidden in the hills of Palm Desert.
From May 12-15, 2022, this hidden gem of an estate will be open to the public for tours during Modernism Week — May. Working with local designer and Hotelement founder Paula Oblen to reimagine the more than 5,000 square feet of living space with an eye toward hospitality, Berk and Oblen transformed this unique Spanish-style property into a world-class destination, with modern touches and an emphasis of Berk’s unique design style throughout.
Casa Tierra offers breathtaking panoramic views from its two and a half-acre hillside setting. The property’s buildings feature charming balconies, a spacious pool and hot tub, and many private, covered seating areas. Indoors, Bobby’s aspirational yet attainable style is on display throughout the five bedroom/five and a half bathroom main house as well as the two casitas that include their own kitchens and bathrooms.
“We are so excited to partner with Bobby on this exciting design project,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, Modernism Week Executive Director. “Modernism Week is known for offering exclusive tours of stunning properties not generally open to the public. We know that participants will be thrilled to tour this magnificent compound and see first-hand Bobby’s unique design style.”
Modernism Week sponsors Brizo, Dunn-Edwards Paints, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting, JennAir, Outer, and Willis generously contributed to this project.
Don’t miss the big reveal at Modernism Week — May!
Modernism Week Showcase Home: Casa Tierra
May 12-15, 2022
Tours available from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tickets: $55, must be purchased in advance