Join us for the Park Imperial South Midcentury Condominiums 2019 Tour.
The iconic folded-plate roof: inspired by the peaks of the nearby Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, 25-year old architect Barry Berkus brought the concept to life in his very first project – Park Imperial South. Berkus went on to become one of the world’s most successful architects, but as he put it at a dedication he attended in 2011, Park Imperial South “was the beginning of a career that spanned over 50 years…and it began here. And so I have a great love for this project and to see the people enjoying it is a great, great reward.”
Designed as a "Living Resort" in 1960, the unique architecture was then and remains today an innovative approach to modern desert living. Each of the 1,400 square foot homes demonstrates cutting edge Midcentury architecture: distinctive folded plate roofs, sculptural concrete block walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, Shoji screens, terrazzo floors, private courtyards and signature kitchen islands with angular range hoods. Many of the 30 homes have been carefully and methodically restored by the homeowners in exciting and unique ways, from full preservation to a mix of old and new to fully modernized – six of which will be on display.
There will be a cocktail reception following each tour, featuring sparkling wine and beer as well as sparkling water along with light appetizers.
We are particularly proud to celebrate the recent designation of Park Imperial South as a Historic District. Funds from this year's tour will go to preserving and improving the common spaces of this architectural masterwork.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Ample street parking.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Restrooms in homes are not available.
The organizer of this event is Park Imperial South Mid-Century Condos.
Event Check-in Location
Park Imperial, 1780 South Araby Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo Credits: Park Imperial South Mid-Century Condos
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