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Sunrise Lanai: Miracle in the Desert Tour

Sunrise Lanai is a cross between a Polynesian Tiki hut and a Swiss chalet, back by popular demand. $50 (1.5 hrs)


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Sunrise Lanai is a cross between a Polynesian Tiki hut and a Swiss chalet. Back by popular demand, the crazy-but-cute condos at Sunrise Lanai are a prime example of Palm Springs Swiss Miss design. The creation of noted midcentury architect and designer Charles DuBois, who introduced the style in the famous Swiss Miss homes of the city’s Las Palmas neighborhood. They’re a must-see for fans of whimsical midcentury design.

Grand A-framed roofs worthy of any alpine village dominate inner courtyards of pools, gardens and soaring palms. The shaded poolside lanai is the central feature for which the community was named. Lanais were in vogue during the 1950s and 1960s – not just for shade but also as a focus for socializing around the pool. It was all about sun and fun, so the lanai fit the bill perfectly.

“A miracle in the desert” as proclaimed by its builders, the complex first opened in 1961; development continued until 1963. A down payment of $160 secured a two-bedroom unit with private, walled ‘sun dens’ off both bedrooms. 

This tour features several condos, sympathetically restored and decorated. Proceeds will be used to restore our tiki apexes and other architectural elements that were removed in the 1990s. 

$50

Things to Know

This event is for ages 12 and older.
Please arrive at the time on your ticket.
Check-in will close 30 minutes after time printed on ticket.
Ample street parking.
Photography at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Outdoor Restrooms available.
The organizer of this event is Sunrise Lanai HOA.

 

Event Check-in Location

This event occurs in Palm Springs. The check-in address will appear on the ticket.


Photo Credits: Sunrise Lanai HOA

 

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