With the resurgence in popularity of the Mid Century Modern aesthetic in the last few years, the spotlight has been trained on Palm Springs and its proud heritage of modern architecture. Initially designed as an economical housing solution easily marketed to the emerging modernist market, the Mid-century modern tract homes, with their emphasis on backyard pools, central air and heat (a new thing back then), sleek lines and butterfly roofs became symbolic of Palm Springs life.
When you talk about Mid Century Modern with regard to Palm Springs homes, two names are always included in the conversation: Alexander and Meiselman.
Thinking about renting a Palm Springs vacation home through Airbnb? You may want to consider the following cautionary tale we found on Huffington Post recently:
"'Hey, Mom,' my daughter, Isabel, wrote last winter, "check out this cool house in Palm Springs on Airbnb. I think we should rent it and invite G-ma and have a family vacay there for the Fourth of July. Whatcha think, moms?"
Isabel lives in L.A., and her dad and I had recently moved from Boston to Bloomington, Indiana, so we mainly see her on special occasions. What a sweet kid, I thought, clicking the link -- she misses us and wants to have a plan in place to see everyone. Plus, I knew she wanted us to get to know her boyfriend, James, better, that she wanted to include him on a fun family event.
Palm Springs is very much an adult playground… Lounging by the pool, world class shopping, golf, tennis, art, festivals, fine dining… did I mention world class shopping? But what about the kids? What are your options for keeping children entertained on your Palm Springs Vacation? True to form, we have a few ideas for you…
Museum Camp at the Palm Springs Art Museum
That little New York local rag, The Wall Street Journal, did a piece recently about stunning vacation homes with pop culture history. And there's no way to complete that list without Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms!
From the article:
Frank Sinatra’s heart may have been in New York, New York, but in 1947, he built this Palm Springs house with a gorgeous piano-shaped pool. Inside the villa are vintage touches like the original audio systems and an actual piano, should you want to serenade your guests or family. The house has even been declared a historical site by the city of Palm Springs. “It’s gone through many different stages of renovation, but always kept period-specific,” says Christopher Nobile, director of business development of Homes Run, the company that manages the rentals. “The property is a historical artifact.” For those who book Sinatra’s luxurious space, one thing that will remain difficult: fighting over who gets the plant room."