PSPF is proud to make the rarely-seen Carl Haymond Residence available for touring. Constructed in 1964, and designed by the modernist architectural firm of Frey & Chambers, the residence has recently undergone an extensive and sensitive restoration. Haymond was a prominent TV and radio station owner in the Pacific northwest, who fell in love with Palm Springs and eventually built his dream home in the Las Palmas Estates tract. The home's most notable architectural feature is the use of cast aluminum grille units to screen out the desert sun. Over 170 of these grille units (designed by architect John deKoven Hill) are used throughout the residence. The homes carefully curated interior features furniture and objects by a host of important 20th-century designers. Through the efforts of PSPF, and with the enthusiastic support of the owner, this residence was recently designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs. Tourgoers will receive a full-color reprint of Into the Frey, an article about the Haymond Residence that appeared in the September 2017 issue of Palm Springs Life magazine.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area. PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit.