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Royal Hawaiian Estates Tour at Modernism Week Is Tiki Heaven


Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenOriginal 1961 wallpaper and furniture; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenTiki table; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenArtist Shag's enchanted tiki room; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenShag's kitchen; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenAll tiki all the time; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenShag's bedroom; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenShag's living room; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe newly added interior stone wall was approved by original architect Donald Wexler.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenShag's tiki toilet; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe artist ShagRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe artist ShagRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe artist ShagRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele Stuevenmade up of 40 units.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenBuilt in 1961Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenBuilt in 1961Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenBuilt in 1961Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenBuilt in 1961Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele Stuevenanyone?; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenModernism Week features more than 350 events.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe rows of buttresses with bright orange triangles (known as "flying sevens") support the patio roofs and are said to represent the stabilizers on outrigger canoes.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenFlying sevens; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenLots of poolside gossip when the old-timers like George Jessel lived here.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenThe 40 units on 5 acres all face the two pools on the property.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenMood lighting; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele StuevenUnit 249 is a contemporary interpretation of mid-mod design.; Credit: Michele StuevenRoyal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association board member Susan Devine and her vintage cocktail glasses; Credit: Michele Stueven

Modernism Week features more than 350 events, including the Modernism Show & Sale, signature home tours, films, lectures, double decker architectural bus tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours and a vintage travel trailer exhibition. It's more than a week, running through Feb. 24.

Here's a taste of the Royal Hawaiian Estates tour featuring artist Shag's (akaJosh Agle) tiki condo.

Architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison combined modernist ideas with Polynesian themes when they designed the Royal Hawaiian Estates in south Palm Springs. Built in 1960, the complex has 12 buildings with 40 units on 5 acres. Wooden tiki ornaments and other decorative details give the buildings and the grounds a tropical feel.

For tickets and Modernism Week info, go to modernismweek.com.