8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs We'd Die to Call Home

With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a little bit of laid back paradise. Take a look at some of the mid-century wonders Palm Springs has to offer below and in more detail here: http://design-milk.com/8-iconic-houses-in-palm-springs-california/
  1. here The famed Sinatra House was designed for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, by E. Stewart Williams in 1947. The pool is even shaped like a piano.
  2. Donald Wexler’s name is pretty synonymous with Palm Springs architecture and his 1957 Florsheim/Leff House is one of the best expressions of that.
  3. The Kaufmann House was designed by Richard Neutra as a vacation home for a family looking to escape brutal winters and was famously photographed by the legendary Julius Shulman.
  4. The Frey House II was built in 1964 by architect Albert Frey with mostly glass walls that frame the surrounding rocky landscape.
  5. Dubbed Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway, this 1960 house was built by developer Robert Alexander and the family was killed in a plane crash, the house was leased by Elvis, hence its name.
  6. With a triangular A-frame front, similar to that of a Swiss ski chalet, the Swiss Miss houses were designed by Charles Dubois in a section with about 15 other homes just like it.
  7. Model A2 Residence is a home by Palmer & Krisel (Dan Palmer and William Krisel) that was designed in 1957 as part of the Twin Palms Estates Development.
  8. On the last Palm Springs hillside development, the Chino Canyon Project is a new home that was designed by mid-century architect Al Beadle but was never built until now.