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Step Inside Palm Springs' Modernist Marvels, Historic Homes and Modernism Week Parties


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From the West Elm House and Christopher Kennedy Compound (currently located at Villa Golightly) to the street views of modernist classics, we take you on a tour of the insides and outsides of the homes of Palm Springs Modernism Week. Explore a new home designed from the plans of architect Al Beadle, where the structure's exterior uses a decorative steel that rusts as part of its aesthetic appeal. Check out the Raymond Loewy House, designed by Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, which was built in 1946-47. There's also the Alexander Estate, aka the House of Tomorrow, most famous as being where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon. See these historic homes and more in this inside look at Modernism Week's most exclusive architectural gems.