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Give Me Shelter Home Tour

The "Give Me Shelter" tour, produced by the Friends of the Palms Springs Animal Shelter, features a collection of homes that blend a symbiotic relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces. $75 (3 hours)


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The “Give Me Shelter” tour features a collection of modernist homes that blend a perfect symbiotic relationship between indoor and outdoor sheltered spaces. Stepping seamlessly from inside to out provides a calming connection to nature. Experience these connected spaces coupled with the timeless beauty of our majestic, desert landscape.

This self-guided tour takes you through six iconic Palm Springs neighborhoods, and inside homes seldom open to the public. Each home is delightfully different, from large and sumptuous to intimate and relaxed. View the contemporary home of an artist and architect exemplifying the perfect blend of design while respecting the original 1960 William Krisel architecture. Tour a 1961 Charles Dubois constructed by the famed Alexander Construction company dubbed “Leisureland” for its playful, cool vibe. Enjoy the distinctive go-go boot shaped pool of a 1964 Albert Frey home. These are just a few of the midcentury highlights of this unique tour of homes.

The “Give Me Shelter” tour concludes at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter –a unique midcentury heritage building design by architects Swatt & Meirs. Unwind and enjoy yourself at the “Give Me Shelter” cocktail reception, exclusively for tour participants, from 4 to 6 p.m., located at the CATIO – a shelter all in itself that facilitates the relocation of at-risk free-roaming cats. Enjoy a signature cocktail, tasty hors d'oeuvres, enter to win raffle prizes, and get a sense how Palm Springs provides shelter to over 4,700 animals each year.

Your support of the “Give Me Shelter” tour benefits the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, the only open-admissions public shelter in the Coachella Valley operating under the no-kill philosophy.

Things to Know

This is a self-driving, self-guided tour. A map will be provided at check-in.
Drive-thru check-in, no parking required, located on Vella Road on the west side of the Palms Springs Animal Shelter.
Check-in begins 15 minutes before tour start time and ends 30 minutes after tour start time.
All homes close at 4:30 p.m.
No food, beverages or pets allowed in the homes.
Ages 12 and older.
Ample street parking available at each home.
Restrooms available at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
A reception at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter from 4 to 6 p.m. follow the tour.
The organizer of this event is Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

 

Event Check-in Location

Palm Springs Animal Shelter, 4575 E. Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Photo Credits: Photo 1 & 2 Lance Gerber Studio, Kelly Peak, Peak Photography

 

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