Rare 1970s Concrete and Wood Masterpiece
Designed in 1975 by local architect John Walling AIA in exclusive Andreas Hills, this glamorous dwelling is rarely open to the public. Built for the Shea family, the residence is a classic example of Late Modernism with an emphasis on sculptural concrete, natural wood, and soaring interior spaces. In addition, the house exemplifies the fundamental elements of earlier Modernism such as indoor/outdoor flow through walls of glass, long sight-lines by way of a singular flooring surface that continues through outdoor spaces, and a strong connection to nature and site. A 2017 restoration included installation of designer furniture, art, decor, and accessories all original to the early/mid 1970s. Drenched in earth tones, the magnificent house embodies the ideals of the era.
Proceeds benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee, 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 all ages.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
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Photo Credits: Lance Gerber, Lance Gerber, Lance Gerber
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