Modernism offers special events in May 2022 in Palm Springs
Showcase house of the week of modernism: Casa Tierra
May 12-15, $55
Discover a completely renovated and redesigned private estate hidden in the hills of Palm Desert, designed by Bobby Berk, design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye. This is the first time this sprawling Spanish-style hillside retreat will be open to the public.
Originally built in 1950, this unique Spanish-style property boasts over 5,000 square feet of living space and has been transformed into a world-class destination, with modern touches and an emphasis on design style by Bobby Berk. The design scheme reflects the colors and textures of the desert landscape and blends seamlessly into the outdoors. Attendees will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from this 2 ½ acre hillside setting as they stroll past balconies, a swimming pool and hot tub, and private covered seating areas found throughout the property. Inside, they’ll appreciate Bobby’s ambitious yet approachable style, on display in the 5-bedroom, 5 ½-bathroom main house as well as the two casitas with their own kitchens and bathrooms.
Mid-Century Top 10 Tour: 10 Architects Who Made Palm Springs Modern
May 12 and 14, $130
Join architectural guide Trevor O’Donnell for an in-depth exploration of the works of Palm Springs’ ten most notable desert modernists. This fascinating small-group tour highlights the representative works of fellow designers whose work during the city’s mid-century heyday left a legacy now famous the world over.
Participants will travel with other fans of modernism in a small coach (20 seats) to visit representative works, examine their relationships to each other and learn how they fit into the history of modern architecture. This is a fun and fascinating traveling tour designed to identify the distinctions and commonalities, the successes and failures, and the lasting accomplishments of the Palm Springs architects whose humble work in a small desert town ended up captivate the world. Trevor O’Donnell is also the guide for Architectural Tours by Modernism Week, a seasonal tour open to the public at modernismweek.com.