by Lance Gerber
Restored just in time for Modernism Week 2020
Palm Springs, California, is packed full of gorgeous midcentury
architecture, and the latest beauty to cross our desk is
this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath in the Little Tuscany
neighborhood. First constructed in 1948 by architectural designer
Herbert Burns, the house was partially demolished and sat neglected
for years before being restored for Modernism Week 2020.
Properties led the renovation, working to bring back the
home’s intrinstic glamour. Burns was inspired by the work of
Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, and the design uses horizontal
lines with flat roofs, cantilevered overhangs, vertical pylons,
screens, grids, and planters.
Like other Late Moderne homes, this property seamlessly blends
the indoor-outdoor lifestyle, using Santa Fe block on both the
inside and outside of the house. Wide roof overhangs provide shade
protection from the desert sun, while natural materials like wood
and Arizona sandstone help the house fit into the environment.
The 4,700-square-foot home’s restoration included pouring new
terrazzo floors, adding solar, and installing Fleetwood sliding
doors and windows. A custom kitchen features teak cabinetry, a
large island, and professional appliances, while outside the home
is picture-perfect with a pool, spa, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen.
Love what you see?
574 West Mariscal Road is on the market now for $3,200,000.
entryway features a pop of color from a green door and light that
streams in from the windows.
It’s hard to tell from this gorgeous fireplace, but the property
was partially demolished and sat neglected for years before it was
A view of the dining room with new poured terrazzo floors.
The remodeled kitchen includes custom teak cabinetry, a large
island, and professional appliances.
The home’s master bedroom features pendant lighting and a long
Wide roof overhangs provide shade above the home’s pool.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Perfectly renovated midcentury modern asks .2M