Palm Springs may be known for its amazing golf courses and tropical weather, but it's even better known for its mid-century modern architecture. 

The city is brimming with these beautiful mid-century modern homes, which gives the area an aesthetically pleasing, unique style..

You know you're looking at a mid-century modern home if it's built with three prominent characteristics, the first being minimalism.

These homes have sleek lines and simple designs that prioritize functionality over everything else. Nothing about the architecture of these homes is superfluous.

The next characteristic is an emphasis on nature. And what better place to bring nature into the home than in Palm Springs? Most of these homes have large floor-to-ceiling windows…

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While Palm Springs may be more popularly known for its mid century modern homes, it's also got a wealth of homes built in beautiful Spanish architecture as well. Also known by a multitude of other names such as Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Spanish Eclectic and Mission Revival, these homes can be identified by their eye towards a blend of adobe architectural designs from Mexican Indigenous populations as well as American Colonial designs. 

Spanish Architecture homes can be distinguished by red terra cotta roofs, white stucco walls, decorative iron workings, exposed wooden beams and arched doorways. 

In this article, we'll be taking a look at four Palm Springs neighborhoods that have some of the finest examples of Spanish Architecture homes in…

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With around 30,000 properties with Mid-Century Modern architecture in the Greater Palm Springs area, there's no surprise that this oasis town is known unofficially as the Modernist capital of the world. 

To commemorate this rich history, Palm Springs celebrates Modernism Week, a festival that features over three hundred events, such as tours of the architecture in the town, golf tournaments, car shows and more. 

Starting next Thursday, February 17 and going until Sunday, February 27, this annual festival draws in crowds from all over the world interested in the history and architecture of this beautiful city.

Things To Do During Modernism Week

To help you get the most out of Modernism Week, we've come up with a list of the hottest events you…

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Palm Springs has a whole host of museums for history buffs as well as those who love learning while being entertained. Museums in Palm Springs are a great mix of this town’s rich cultural heritage in the area and its diverse artistic scene today. So without further ado, here are a few of the many museums waiting for you to explore in Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs Art Museum

Aptly located on Museum Drive in the Downtown Palm Springs area, the Palm Springs Art Museum has multiple permanent exhibits as well as a good number that change every few months, so there’s always something new to discover here. 

From paintings and sculptures to more abstract exhibitions such as glass, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a great way to spend the day appreciating…

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While Palm Springs attracts thousands of tourists a year for its world famous golf courses, casinos and restaurants, there’s plenty of other unique Palm Springs activities that draw visitors and locals alike.

The sunny climate of this town combined with the stark beauty of its oasis-like scenery settled at the foot of the sublime San Jacinto Mountains create the perfect area for multiple natural and human made attractions. 

To make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best hidden gems of Palm Springs, we’ve come up with a guide of four lesser known activities to do in the area.

Shields Date Gardens

Date crops have been growing in the Palm Springs area since the late 1800s, when the USDA realized that the local climate is similar to…

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Mid-century modern architecture is so prevalent in Palm Springs that it’s become a defining feature of this lush oasis town, with more homes created in this spacious contemporary style than anywhere else in the world.

To look at how this architectural style became so popular, let’s look at the many movements and influences behind it and why Palm Springs is the perfect place for homes built with these features.

Bauhaus and International Style Influences

Mid-century modern architecture receives its biggest influences from both the Bauhaus and International styles. 

The Bauhaus movement is an avant-garde style from Germany that began in the early twentieth century with a heavy focus on abstraction, asymmetry, straight, geometric lines and open…

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Searching for a home in Palm Springs can be more than an exercise in looking at property; it's a master class in Mid-Century Modern architecture. There are few places with such a concentration of well-preserved and restored examples of some of the most renowned architects of residential property from the middle of the last century.

Palm Springs grew at a time when suburban tract homes were going up all over Southern California, but whereas redevelopment and sprawl overwhelmed some of the mid-century neighborhoods in more urban areas, Palm Springs remained a rather quiet resort and retirement community. And in the 70s and 80s, when some of the original residents passed away or left, their homes remained, often untouched and some falling into…

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