Hugh Kaptur Home Tour: Desert Park Estates

Event Starts: Sun , Feb 25, 2018

9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tour 17 $50.00 $1.75
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Tour 33 $50.00 $1.75
Event Description
Start your Sunday morning to the north of downtown Palm Springs, with a fascinating tour of homes at Desert Park Estates part of the original Ranch Club developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
. Desert modern architect Hugh Kaptur designed the homes on this tour, some have gently sloping roofs, others are butterfly roof styles. They are all classic, post and beam houses with decorative screen block walls, clerestory windows, and walls of glass, essential for the Palm Springs views and indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The homes showcase Kaptur's affinity for desert southwest and organic themes with an emphasis on solid, well-insulated construction. Modernism Week honored Hugh Kaptur in 2014 with a star on the city's architecture walk of fame in recognition of his design impact on the city.

Dont miss this wonderful opportunity to witness early and appealing works by one of Palm Springs greatest architects and living legends on this self-guided driving tour. A map will be provided upon check-in.

Funds generated from the tour will be used by DPENO for community outreach with the City of Palm Springs as well as neighborhood enhancements.
Event Restrictions

Allow 3 hours for this self-guided driving tour.

Please note the time on your ticket.

Check-in starts 30 minutes prior to your tour time and closes 30 minutes after.

Photography at the discretion of the homeowner (please inquire upon at residence).

Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.

Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.

Restrooms in homes are not available.