Edris Residence - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour

Event Starts: Sun , Feb 18, 2018

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a class one historic site by the City of Palm Springs.

This inviting, pristine home reflects imaginative post war residential finery as much as the architects personal philosophy. With few exceptions everything is original but carpeting and furniture. A resourceful synthesis of organic materials, knotless Douglas fir, local stone, indigenous landscape, the house quietly embraces the hillside, epitomizing E. Stewart Williamss guiding principle that architecture should come from the earth rather than being placed on it.

The home is a melding of opulence and modesty characterized by a connection of ample rooms that are both graciously rambling and functionally compact. Each room, with its own identity and purpose, looks out to the magnificent views that surround it near and far. A tranquil stone terrace overlooks the Williams designed swimming pool, which was built before the house to protect the natural habitat.

The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design. We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.

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Please check in 15 minutes prior to the tour time.

Not wheelchair accessible.