The iconic folded roof, inspired by the peaks of the nearby San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains and designated Historic District HD-6 City of Palm Springs October 5, 2012 was designed as a "Living Resort" in 1960 by famed architect Barry Berkus at the tender age of 25. 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 Modern architecture; distinctive folded plate roofs, sculptural jutting concrete block walls, floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto private courtyards, triangular clerestory windows, original circular pendant light fixtures, Shoji screens, terrazzo runway front-to-back floors and signature kitchen islands with angular turquoise stove exhaust 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 - ten of which will be on display. Vintage automobiles will be on display throughout the complex and a DJ will entertain you with 1960s popular music. Funds for this years tour will go to preserving and improving the common spaces of this architectural masterwork!
Things to Know
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour check-in.
Check-in opens at 12:45 pm and closes at 3 pm
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
There is ample street parking.
The organizer of this event is Park Imperial South.
Event Check-in Location
Park Imperial South, 1786 South Araby Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo Credits: Rob Mandolene
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