We invite you to join us at the Santorini House, as its doors open for the very first time. The home is nestled high in the hills, with spectacular views of South Palm Springs. Originally designed by architect William Nicholson in the 1970’s, this has been a constant source of fascination to locals and tourists alike as it has never been open to the public. The house was constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and wire mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons reminiscent of the Flintstone House, also by Nicholson, located in Hillsborough, CA.
The property was acquired by real estate broker and designer Dan Valentino in 2017. Valentino was inspired to re-imagine and re-design the home based on his love for the island of Santorini in Greece. The remarkable attention to detail is reflected in every area of both the exterior and interior spaces creating a breath taking experience that transports you to an authentic Aegean island experience.
The last tour of the day will be a 5 p.m. twilight tour. Experience the home while watching the sunset with a Greek Island inspired poolside reception. Yiamas!
The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design.
We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.
$50 Tour only, $100 Twilight Tour + Cocktail Reception
Things to Know
Once guests check-in, you will be shuttled to the home for your tour.
General admission tours are for ages 12 and older.
The twilight tour and cocktail reception is for ages 21 and older.
Private residences are not ADA accessible.
Street parking is available near the check-in location.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
Santorini House Check-in, W Camino Carmelita and South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo Credits: Palm Springs Modern Committee
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