The 15th annual Modernism Week love fest to mid-century architecture, design, aficionados and lifestyles has concluded under the sunny desert skies of Palm Springs, California.
We had a great time visiting and photographing a spectrum of mid-century masterpieces – from homes and commercial architecture to vintage travel trailers, including a few photographs we’ve shared here over the past week or so.
We leave it with this photograph of the popular Modernism Week tour bus photo-bombing us while making a stop at Palm Springs City Hall.
Hope to see you next year!
Herbert Burn’s 1948 Gillman House in Palm Springs Little Tuscany neighborhood is impeccable. The 4,700 sq foot home was lovingly restored and updated in 2020 by Thomboy Properties.
What a treat to photograph Albert Frey’s 1955 Palm Springs desert modern masterpiece, the Cree House.
The home has been quietly held in the possession of a local family since the 1970s. The family recently completed a meticulous restoration of the home to evoke its original 1955 design.
Integrated into the hillside, the home features a large balcony with it’s commanding view overlooking nearly the entire Coachella Valley. The bright yellow corrugated fiberglass panel railings are original to the home.
Of particular interest to me is the kitchen, which features the unique and completely original restored refrigerator above the back counter top as shown in the photograph below.