The first Modernism Week home tour at the historic Tamarisk Country Club. The club was founded in the early 1950s by the Marx Brothers and their friends. Frank Sinatra called it home for 40 years.
Tour features the work of leading desert architects including William F. Cody and Val Powelson. All of the stunning residences overlook fairways and were designed for discerning clients with deep pockets. This tour provides an extraordinary insight into three decades of desert architecture and interior design with a compelling exploration of varying styles of modernism and post-modernism. Individually, each house is worthy of its own tour. Combined, they will provide visitors with a terrific introduction to the country club lifestyle that began in Rancho Mirage.
Whether your taste is for classic 1960s modernism, 1970s splendor or the post-modern flamboyance of a celebrity architect, there will be pleasures aplenty. Besides the architecture, many homes are beautifully furnished with exceptional artwork, period furniture, carpets and wall coverings by names like Alexander Girard, Edward Fields and Edith Heath. Original features abound and distinctive design details will intrigue and fascinate visitors.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Check-In ends 20 minutes after the 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.
Restrooms in homes are not available.
Please arrive at the time on your ticket.
Some dwellings have exterior or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Preservation Mirage.
Event Check-in Location
Location Printed on Ticket.
Photo Credits: Jim Riche, Don Flood
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