Situated high in the hills of the ultra-exclusive gated community of Southridge sits the Goldberg residence, AKA the Southridge Cody Glass House, designed in 1962 and considered to be a masterpiece by acclaimed architect William F. Cody. Chicago industrialist and inventor Stanley Goldberg and his wife Phyllis fell in love with the house and purchased it while under construction. The Goldbergs retained Cody and iconic interior designer Arthur Elrod to make it one of Palm Spring’s most elegant homes. The two expanded the size and footprint of the glass and steel international style house, incorporating distinctive features including a glamorous sunken, wood paneled bar and an exquisite book-matched travertine fireplace. In 2016, designer Michael Johnston and Tony Award-winning lyricist David Zippel purchased the house. By this time the house had been severely neglected. Johnston worked from Cody’s original plans, restoring the glass atrium in the center of the house, that had been covered over, recreating the extremely thin roofline. He expanded the reflecting pool, deepening it to double as a hot therapy pool in an outdoor glass enclosed garden. He installed Terrazzo floors Cody originally specified but never poured and recreated Cody’s walnut front doors. Johnston reimagined the swimming pool, turning it 90 degrees, creating infinity edges on four sides, providing breathtaking views of the valley floor. In 2018 PS ModCom awarded Michael and David the Residential Rehabilitation Award. This tour is the first opportunity for the public to experience this magnificent property and to meet Michael.
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.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
Event location will be printed on ticket.
Photo Credits: Michael Johnston
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