Feb 19, 2017
Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs last hillside development.
Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al Beadle, the other by esteemed Palm Springs architect Lance ODonnell, exemplify the very best of midcentury and contemporary modern architecture in Palm Springs.
The Chino Canyon alluvial fan, with its boulder-strewn landscape and 360 degree views of the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and Chocolate Mountains in three alternating directions and long vistas of the valley floor stretching as far as the Salton Sea, provides a stunning environment for these site-specific high modern homes.
ODonnell has designed a resource-efficient split level structure from resilient, inorganic building materials, with a cutting edge solar energy system and architecture that optimizes, sun, shade, rainwater and desert breezes.
Within walking distance is Beadles design, a two story structure based on plans unearthed from the late architects Phoenix-based estate. The homes minimized footprint preserves the sites natural hillside setting while the second level hovers, seemingly defying gravity.
The homes debut during Modernism Week, providing an opportunity for tour goers to be among the first to view these fresh examples of forward-thinking desert modernism.
Sunday, February 19
Time: 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
The 4:30 Tour on February 19 will include a special lecture presentation:
Design With Nature Indoor/Outdoor Desert Living: Low Water, Captured Water, and Grey Water Solutions to Maximize Harmony With Desert Landscapes
For more information please visit www.palmspringslife.com/chinocanyonproject.
Tours are every half hour Thursday, February 16 Sunday, February 26. Tours start at 9:30 am; and closing hours vary. Please check daily tour options before purchasing. Tickets will also be available at the door.