There are few things that are as emblematic of the city of Palm Springs as the Mid-Century Modern Style of architecture (except maybe Palm Trees). This particular style proliferated big-time in the 1950s and 1960s, and local's love affair with these homes hasn't faded yet.
While you can find many fine example of mid-century modern homes across the city, there are few special neighborhoods that host an especially plentiful bounty.
Join us as we tour these 5 Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Neighborhoods - you won't be disappointed.
Twin Palms in South Palm Springs is a true valley original.
The captivating and well-established neighborhood exists in the shadow of both the towering San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. This position in the city, less than 10 minutes from the central core of the city, has made it a favorite of home buyers for decades - and that’s not an exaggeration.
Development in the neighborhood began in earnest in the 1960s. Constructed by Alexander Construction Company based on designs by Palmer and Krisel, Twin Palms is credited with bringing the Mid Century Modern homes style to Palm Springs. This trend has since taken over most of the city.
Sunrise Park is among the most established neighborhoods in Palm Springs. This is another example of an absolutely stunning community that has been enthralling home buyers for generations.
The classic mid-century homes featured in this iconic neighborhood come from storied builders Alexander Construction Company and Jack Meiselman, some of the earliest homes dating back to the mid 1950s.
There are many examples of original construction homes that can still be found among a pretty decent selection of newer builds. The classic mid-century modern homes here are highly sought after and the owners know it. A lot of effort has gone into preserving the classic exteriors while artfully updating the interiors to more modern design tastes.
Racquet Club Estates is home to one of the largest collections of mid-century modern homes in the city of Palm Springs. This neighborhood features plenty more of the classic Alexander Construction Company built homes - in fact 350 of the approximately 550 homes in this community were built by them.
Naturally, the historic Palm Springs neighborhood takes its name from the infamous tennis club. The homes constructed here initially served as vacation homes for travelling members of the club. Today, these homes are available to anyone and are some of the most-asked-about real estate in this part of the city.
The homes in Racquet Club Estates are a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new. Homeowners often take pains to maintain the classic architectural style of the exteriors, while fully renovating the interiors. The insides of these homes may have been thoughtfully updated for more modern tastes, but many take delight in making references to the past.
Each of the available homes for sale in Vista Las Palmas is a stunning work of art. The neighborhood's appealing central location and its beautifully restored mid century modern architecture has made it an enduring favorite. It also showcases some of the best examples of architect William Krisel’s groundbreaking work.
Each of the homes here is a unique expression. Builders have made innovative use of different building materials to create stunning works of art. Plus, these homes are incredibly livable and are tailor-made for the desert lifestyle. Interior spaces flow effortlessly to stunning exteriors that are made for entertaining.
Many of the homes in Vista Las Palmas feature large backyards with irresistible patios and pools. Vista Las Palmas has rightfully earned its nickname: “the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs”.
Taking cues from its similarly named sister neighborhood in Los Angeles, Little Beverly Hills in Palm Springs has become synonymous with luxury. The homes in this sought after community are made all the more appealing by their larger size. Many homes here were built upwards of 10,000 square feet and also feature larger lots with more than ample backyards, pools and luxury patio spaces.
Development began in the mid to late 1950s and as with many of the mid century modern neighborhoods, development was undertaken by the Alexander Construction Company. Its comparatively small size has made Little Beverly Hills all the more sought after - homes here never stay on the market long.
Little Beverly Hills takes up prime real estate in the southeast of Palm Springs. Mesquite Country Club is right next door and the Palm Springs International Airport is easily accessible, just to the north.