DESERT ONE: A rare find in the desert, this residence designed by San Francisco-based architect Jim Jennings in 2009, is reminiscent of the ‘Case Study’ houses dating back to the midcentury. Desert One, represents timeless architectural art that truly captures the essence of the era and is perfectly sited on 2/3 acres of untouched natural desert terrain, which along with the spectacular mountain views made this site the architect’s choice. The exterior walls, continue, uninterrupted, to enclose the 3,000 sq ft compound of seamless indoor-outdoor living. With the privacy afforded by the enclosing wall, Jennings gives new definition to indoor-outdoor living, inverting the idea of 1950s post-and-beam Palm Springs architecture, which was about openness as an extension of the surrounding landscape. The Jennings house is all about enclosure, with the openness inside.
“Pure, simple and elegant. This project is unbelievably resolved with each connection and each detail reduced to the simplest solution. The house is perfection”. A jury quote, upon receiving the Concrete Masonry Association Award for Residential Design. We invite you to experience the ultimate in architectural art.
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.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 18 and older.
Parking in the surrounding neighborhood may require a short walk to the house.
Arrive no more than 5 minutes before tour time.
This event is not wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
The location for this event will be printed on the ticket.
Photo Credits: Dan Chavkin
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