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Desert Modernism: Two Perspectives. Two Home Tours - Kappe and Lockyer

One ticket, two tours. Discover Raymond Kappe's last project as well as architect Sean Lockyer's newly completed Desert Palisades project. $60 (1 hr) 
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)

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Palm Springs Life has partnered with the Kappe family, and Sean Lockyer, and the builder, Desert Palisades to bring these homes to the public eye.

Raymond Kappe was a master architect who built some of the most revered homes and structures in modern design. The completion of this home in 2021 will undoubtedly realize one of the most significant architectural events to happen in Palm Springs in several decades. The home will be furnished by Modern Hacienda in partnership with Herman Miller and Carl Hansen.

Desert Palisades Lot 50 designed by Sean Lockyer brings to life the simple beauty of the desert while taking advantage of the vista. At once it is an elegant retreat and a nod to the modernist masters. 

Ray Kappe, FAIA, was an internationally recognized architect, urban planner and educator. His body of work spanning from 1953 to present is considered to be an extension of the early Southern California master architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Kappe’s residential architecture has been characterized as ‘the apotheosis of the California House.’

Sean Lockyer is the founding principal and lead architect for studio AR&D architects. Sean’s choice for the direction of the firm has always been one that speaks to the craft and alliance between both architecture and the landscape.


Things to Know

This event is for ages 10 and older.
Please arrive for your designated tour time on time. Allow for ten minutes to get through security and parking.
There are separate entry & exit points. Hand sanitizer is provided at check-in as well as booties.
Face coverings required for all guests. Directional signs or ground markings will be provided.
Timed entrance will only allow a limited number of tour goers in homes at all times.
Each home tour will follow CDC guidelines for masking, cleaning, maintaining safe distances and will be equipped with a state-of-the-art air purification system, eliminating 99.9% of airborne and surface bacteria and virus. (
Street Parking available on the street of both homes.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
You will receive a communication with further detailed instructions ten days prior to the event. You must show your ticket at the gate prior to entering Desert Palisades.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Life.

Event Check-in Location

1101 W Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA, 92262

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Photo Credits: Lance Gerber, Palm Springs Life


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