Feb 25, 2017
Located in central Palm Springs, between the airport and downtown, Sunrise Park is the quintessential midcentury modern neighborhood. It began in the early 1950s when it was known as the Desert Palms Estates, Where the sun lingers longer. A planned neighborhood developed by the most prominent builders of the time, Sunrise Park features houses built by both the Alexander Construction Company and Jack and Bernie Meiselman that share many similar architectural attributes: butterfly roofs, clerestory windows and sculpted concrete blocks, among others. Here you will also find some of the most beautiful and architecturally significant midcentury modern and ranch-style homes in Palm Springs, designed by Donald Wexler, Robert H. Ricciardi, Dan Palmer and William Krisel.
This year we are proud to highlight the family home of famed Palm Springs architect Hugh Kaptur, and seven units of the swanky Desert Holly Apartments complex, built in 1957 by William OBrian.
Net proceeds from this tour will benefit the Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization.
Photography at the discretion of the homeowner. Private homes are not wheelchair accessible. Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes. Restrooms in homes are not available.