Neighborhood Highlight: Deepwell Estates

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Deepwell Estates received its name after scientist Henry Pearson drilled the deepest well on an apricot ranch he purchased in 1926. A few years later, the ranch was sold and converted to the Deep Well guest ranch and a subdivision was built and became known as the Deepwell Colony Estates in the 1950s. A few of Deepwell’s famous residents included Loretta Young, Jerry Lewis, William Holden, and Tippi Hedren.

Today, Deepwell Estates includes approximately 365 homes featuring midcentury modern design and California ranch style homes. Some of these homes were designed by renowned architects like Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, and Hugh Kaptur.  These residences feature iconic elements of modernist life in Palm Springs: low slung roofs, beautiful pools, manicured lawns, gorgeous landscaping, and scenic views of the mountains.

Experience this elegant midcentury neighborhood by touring the exteriors of many notable homes on the Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell tour, presented by the Palm Springs Historical Society.

Click through the gallery to check out some of our favorite sights in this historic neighborhood!