The 1948 Herbert Burns-designed Gillman residence in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs was literally brought back from almost certain demolition by Thomboy Properties and their team. What a treat to spend time this week exploring and enjoying this stunning desert home!
Another desert mid-century modernism masterpiece we photographed this week was also designed by Albert Frey.
Originally built in 1935 in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs, a newly completed restoration and modernization of Frey’s Guthrie House undid decades of neglect and ill-conceived remodeling.
Transformed and expanded into three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms updated for contemporary desert living, the 3,583-square-foot home retains the clean lines and Albert Frey’s design aesthetics reflected in the original 1,600 square foot home.
This inviting view shows the Guthrie House opened up and reflected in the pool, hinting at the entertaining potential of the home.
Initially anxious to return to civilization, most of the newcomers grew to love Shangri-La once they learn their arrival was no accident.
The founder of Shangri-La, High Lama, is rumored to be over two hundred years old, kept forever young, like the other residents, by the magical properties of the paradise he created. Now High Lama needs someone wise and knowledgeable in the ways of the modern world to keep Shangri-La a paradise.
Film director and La Quinta Resort guest Frank Capra wrote the screenplay for Lost Horizon poolside at the La Quinta Resort in 1937.
One of Southern California’s top ranked hotels according to Condé Nast Traveler. The Kimpton Rowan Hotel, as seen from the steps of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The High Bar sits atop the seven-story gem.