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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  4. The Frey House II was built in 1964 by architect Albert Frey with mostly glass walls that frame the surrounding rocky landscape.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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