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Palm Springs Mid Century Masterpiece!

Postby photowoman68 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:46 pm

My friend just completely remodeled this amazing property in Palm Springs!
It was about to be torn down by a builder, but he saved it! :)

It's position on the 1/4 acre lot is angled to take in the whole mountain range! The architecture is perfect for this too! The former owners had enclosed the carport, but he brought it back to it's former glory.
I think the landscape rivals Neutra's Koffman house.

This home is in the Tahquitz River Estates, built by Trusdale, but we have been unable to find out who the architect is. We checked with the city and could not find any record. Anyone have any ideas?

http://realestate.msn.realtor.com/searc ... =95#Detail

Just in case the link doesn't work....

852 East San Lorenzo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264
MLS ID# 41331548
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Postby spinsLPs » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:08 pm

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Postby SDR » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Nice photography, too. Note the set of interiors, all shot at dusk with cobalt skies balancing moody white interior spaces.


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Does anyone want to take a guess as to who the architect is?

Postby photowoman68 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:27 pm

We have continued our search to find out who the original architect is/was...Anyone want to guess?:)

gwdiener: An "new' Alexander sold two houses down with less land and not the high end design/details or security gate for just under this price. This area is being bought up by builders and is beginning to rival the Twin Palms area. Plus the views are amazing and the lots are larger in many cases. Although there are some hotels at the far end of the street, I think it has changed since you last were there. Plus you can walk to synagogue!:)(very important for some)


SDR: You are sooooo knowledgeable about MCM. Care to take a guess at who the architect is?
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Postby SDR » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:14 pm

Could it be Cliff May ? The ceilings, and (more specifically) the splayed/angled plan of the wings, are my reasons supporting this guess. The upward-sloped main roof would be atypical, of course.

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Postby Tony » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:14 am

I haven't discovered any Killingsworth projects in Palm Springs.

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Postby photowoman68 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:59 pm

SDR: I'll investigate Cliff May more in the area. I have heard that when the walls were opened there was nothing noting Cliff May. I have seen his stamp in other homes on the 2 x 4's, but I do not know if this was his standard thing to do when a home was built. Thanks!:)

BOXOUTBM: I"ll have to look more for Kilingsworth. I haven't found anything in the area yet. Thanks!
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Postby photowoman68 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:42 pm

Can anyone tell me more about MCM architect, Allen Siple? Everything is pointing to him regarding this home.

I'm not sure how to upload a photo on this site or I would attach one. [/img]
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Postby egads » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:59 pm

See: "How to load an image" on the left sidebar.
You must have the image hosted somewhere that allows off site linking.
(like flikr) Once you load pictures there, you have to bring up a page there that has a url of an individual image. Then you place that url in between the img markers. At the bottom of the main forum page is a thread just for testing. This way you can see if your images are showing up before placing them in a message in the thread you want them to show up in.

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Postby photowoman68 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:27 pm

Ok...

Here is the Realtor.com link. Can anyone tell me if this is an Allen Siple design? From my research, all avenues point to him.


http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhom ... 1106155651
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