Over architect William F. Cody's career, he experimented with numerous design techniques, one of which is evident in the Santa Elena House, designed in 1957. The home is at once brutalist and yet delicate, a unique residence that pairs Cody’s early work at the office of Cliff May with light-filled minimalist modernism that appears in a lot of his work in Palm Springs.
This dramatic midcentury home with a striking pink facade is set in the architectural enclave of Little Tuscany. Sited on nearly a half acre of land, terrazzo marble surrounds the pool and spa while the simple roofline showcases the staggering San Jacinto mountain views. Inside the combination of the teak and terrazzo finishes present a clean look while keeping a warm and organic feel throughout the house. With floor to ceiling windows in every room, each view feels like a framed piece of nature’s artwork. The house retains many of its original finishes, including the avocado green bar which is revealed when you open the teak sliding panel doors in the dining room.
The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
There is no parking on the road leading to the house.
Valet parking will park all cars.
Shuttle buses will run in a continuous circle picking up, and dropping off guests.
This event is organized by Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Event Check-in Location
572 Santa Elena Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: PS Modern Committee
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