Monday, February 25, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

I have many posts stored up now regarding last week's trip to Palm Springs for their 11-day mad celebration of all things modern.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

The door alone lets you know you'll love it, right?

From the well put-together tour brochure:
This home was originally designed by renowned mid-century modern architects Palmer and Krisel and constructed by the architects' frequent collaborator, the Palm springs-based Alexander Company in 1958 and 1960.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


You can see a whole bunch of Palmer Krisel homes here. This home is located in Vista Las Palmas which has many beautiful mid-century modern homes. This particular home was constructed in 1958 for the original owner who was, supposedly, founder with his family of the Bob's Big Boy chain.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

The house is set up like a vacation home with an entire wing of three additional bedroom/bathroom suites which the owners call casitas (a luxurious bungalow serving as private guest accommodations at a resort hotel, especially in the southwestern U.S. or Mexico).

Fabulous rock wall exterior and slope roof.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Good look at the hunka hunka fireplace.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

Simply furnished.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Main house bedrooms.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

Master.



I brake for glass.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Landscaping at this home was really spectacular.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


The kitchen sort of looks like plywood cabinets which would have been typical. The owners went through a restoration and tried to be as true to the original design as possible.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


I take a lot of pictures of kitchens lately. I like this compact Wolf stove/hood combo.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Nice microwave tuck away. Do you like wood covered refrigerators? Not sure. Can you see the terrazzo floors in the kitchen pictures? I really like them.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


The following three bathrooms are from the casitas. Little shower, sink, toilet combos. Clearly for guests. This house has five bedrooms and possibly five bathrooms.

Mint bathroom tile.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

Pink bathroom!
palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Blue bathroom. I liked that they had some of the original bathrooms intact.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

The backyard of this home is where the six-house tour ended. There was quite a party.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


I liked the angles of this concrete walkway. The concrete outdoor furniture is supposedly original.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

I love their fireplace.
palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

A light fixture I like the looks of (say that three times fast).

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Chess? Anyone?

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour

Modernists enjoying the concrete furniture and fire pit. Don't tell these people I took their picture. I have no releases.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


The obligatory pool with palm trees.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Ping pong table! And the rock incorporated into the patio exactly where it probably lay on the property. This roof section connects the main house with the casitas and garage.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Godiva chocolates as a parting gift. Classy tour touch.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


I love this light!!!! Surprised?

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


New model yellow Thunderbird parked in front. To go with the front door perhaps?

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Yard uses a ton of decompressed granite which is what we are starting to use as well.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Across the street neighbor's charming triangle house. My mom will let us know in the comments what these are called as I can't remember. She is good like that.

palm springs modernism week 2013 continues with a palmer and krisel house tour


Update from NapaProject: This Palmer and Krisel house was featured in LA Curbed. It is a rental now at $997 per night. Gulp. The house originally sold in 2009 for $650K. It had been remodeled probably many times over the years, and sadly was stuck in the 80's. Luckily the current homeowners rescued it.


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12 comments:

  1. Okay....I didn't get down there until Sunday and we didn't get to nearly all the stuff I wanted to. We did the self-guided tour because we hadn't jumped on the other stuff soon enough.
    Anyway....you obviously know the ropes now, so I'll want to hear a full report about the best way to navigate this week. I plan on spending a few days there next year without the hubby and kid to really soak it all in. I'm thinking my mom would be the perfect partner in crime. Tips/Do's/Don'ts greatly appreciated, and of course we'll have to meet up!

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    1. I was honestly just winging it. Got lucky here and there but there are things I'll do different. I am going to post pictures from the "hedge tour." I'll keep you in suspense. Yes, we will meet up next year. This is an incredibly worthwhile and well done event.

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  2. You've shown us so many beautiful homes, and there are elements from each one that I would incorporate into my dream home. You must have had a ball seeing all these great places in person.

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    1. I have a few more to go... this was sort of an amazing three days. We did have a ball!

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  3. I love this house! Curbed LA had a post about this tour and they had a link to the original short sale listing in 2009. It was a technicolor nightmare! These people did a lot of nice work bringing it back!

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    1. I will look for the Curbed LA post and add the link. They got a deal I bet except for all the work.

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  4. Mom checking in--did they call that roof style an A-Frame Style?

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    1. I was thinking it was something like "Swiss Chalet." Can't remember.

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  5. So much to comment on Rebecca, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful, interesting homes. You're right about that door, and I love how nothing has been mucked around with too much. The only thing I don't like, is that chess set.

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    1. Funny you mention. I didn't like the chess set either. We went to a resort in the Caribbean and they had a set like that so it kept reminding me of the wrong era.

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  6. That's really great house tour for me on the net, Thanks for share this post with us..

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