I recently spent a long weekend in Palm Springs that included an architecture tour guided by Michael Stern, the author of Julius Shulman: Palm Springs. The tour was a great way to experience homes by Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, Albert Frey and other well-known mid-century architects. These homes represent many of the same principles that guide residential architecture today including a strong visual connection to the outdoors, simplicity of form, honesty of materials and responsiveness to place.


Parker Hotel …. http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/index.php

Michael Stern …. http://themoderntour.com/

Living room fire pit, William Cody

Pre-fabricated kitchen in site built home, Donald Wexler

Kaufman House, Richard Neutra