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289 N. Sunset Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262$60, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Innovative and influential architects like Donald Wexler, William Krisel and Richard Harrison created this eclectic collection of homes developed by the Alexander Construction Company and Jack Meiselman between 1956 and 1967.
Sunrise Park presents a mix of architectural styles that evolved over time, from Atomic Ranch to late 60s mod. Developments with names like Enchanted Homes and Desert Palms Estates are centrally located near the civic center with the Albert Frey designed City Hall and Wexler’s iconic airport that opened the desert to a world of international travelers.
Architects William Cody and Hugh Kaptur designed landmarks throughout the Coachella Valley but chose Sunrise Park to build their family homes. Huell Howser, the host of PBS television’s long-running series “California’s Gold” lived in the neighborhood for many years, as well as hotel magnate Conrad Hilton.
The Kaptur family home will be featured and showcases the architect’s rounded angles seen in public projects like the Palm Springs Swim Club, Fire Station #4 and Casa Blanca Hotel (now known as The Musicland). Also on tour is a home renovated by famed interior designer Christopher Kennedy sporting a hi-style aesthetic that honors and celebrates the home’s midcentury modern roots.
Proceeds from this tour will be used to support Palm Springs Public Library, Well in the Desert, and other local agencies, and operating costs for the Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization.
Things to Know
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time to check in.
Check-in opens at 9:45 am and closes at 1 p.m.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample street parking.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
There are some interior and exterior steps.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
The organizer of this event is Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization.
Event Check-in Location
289 N. Sunset Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Richard Bleiweiss, Ben Veronis, Acme Vacation Rentals, Rob Reinhart and Eric Dingler
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