Neighborhood Highlight: Indian Canyons

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On the south end of Palm Springs lies the historic Indian Canyons Neighborhood, originally known as the Canyon Country Club.

In the early 1960s, the first homes in the Indian Canyons Neighborhood were built along the fairways of the new, private 18-hole championship golf course on land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The resort’s 1962 clubhouse, designed by architect Donald Wexler, faces the Walt Disney Fountain, with its 100 foot jets, set against sweeping vistas of the San Jacinto Mountains.

During its half-century existence, most of the neighborhood’s homes have been refurbished to reflect its modernist roots. Designed by Stan Sackley, Dan Palmer and William Krisel, among others, the houses feature characteristic open floor plans coupled with expansive use of glass. Sunshine, golf and celebrities are woven into the Neighborhood’s history. Above all, the integration of the desert’s natural beauty is the Indian Canyons Neighborhood’s trademark.

Click through the gallery to check out some of our favorite sights and colorful homes in Indian Canyons. Don’t forget to hop on the Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, or check out The Essentials of Palms Springs ONE-PS Home Tour to explore this and other historic neighborhoods during Fall Preview!

Photo credit: David A. Lee