Originally designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1952 with additions by Don Wexler in 1968. Find out why the legendary Frank Sinatra is a celebrated benefactor. Check out new episodes of Man About Modernism for Modernism Week every Wednesday and Saturday on Modernism Week’s new YouTube Channel!
In this episode of Man About Modernism for Modernism Week, Stephen Collins visits the newly restored Royal Hawaiian Estates.
First built in the early 1960s by Wexler & Harrison, this 5 acre complex celebrates the tiki-style that influenced mid-century culture and design.
Stephen Collins interviews documentarian Mike Dorsey about his film The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat.
The home is currently inhabited by actress Kelly Lynch, located in the humble town of Lone Pine, CA.
Stephen Collins enjoys a cooking demonstration with Kurt Cyr at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs on this episode of Man About Modernism!
Kurt shows Stephen how to prepare a few delicious mid-century cocktail Hors d’oeurves! Check out new episodes of Man About Modernism for Modernism Week every Wednesday and Saturday on Modernism Week’s new YouTube Channel!
In it’s 14th year, and with over 80 collectors and designers from around the World, this traditional event was the impetus to Modernism Week as we know it today. 2014 marks the most prestigious collection of furniture and objects in the events history!
In the 7th episode of Man About Modernism, our super-suave host Stephen Collins attends a party at the Caliente Tropics hotel that kicks off Modernism Week 2014 (and hangs with legendary Palm Springs drag queen Bella de Ball!).
This beautiful house is home of Stephen Skuris and Philip DeCancio. Gorgeous, crisp and white, this home is an iconic desert getaway.
Formally a Westward Ho Motel built in 1965, the Ace has maintained it’s mid-century bone structure paired with an organic and hip design.
Check out new episodes of Man About Modernism every Wednesday and Saturday on Modernism Week’s new YouTube Channel!
In the fourth episode of Man About Modernism, your host Stephen Collins visit’s Frank Sinatra’s AMAZING first home in Palm Springs, the Twin Palms Estate!
New episodes of Man About Modernism every Wednesday and Saturday on Modernism Week’s new YouTube Channel!
It’s episode 3 of the new web series detailing the drop-dead gorgeous properties of Palm Springs. Today, host Stephen Collins takes us on a driving tour of some of Palm Spring’s most fabulous homes and then goes shopping in the Uptown Design District for some super-groovy retro threads and marvelous little mid-century tchotchkas. Umph. I need to get out to Palm Springs more. Watch the first two episodes after the jump and then check out more from Modernism Week!
In the second episode of Man About Modernism, host Stephen Collins takes us on a tour of Palm Spring’s iconic Siva House, designed bu Hugh Kaptur in 1959, with its jaw-dropping new interiors, breathtaking view of the Coachella valley, and the world’s first infinity pool. Real estate porn at its finest. You can also read more about the Siva house in today’s LA Times. And be sure to watch the premiere episode of Man About Modernism after the jump! It’s just so fascinating.
Man About Modernism is a fab new web series detailing the drop-dead gorgeous properties of Palm Springs throughout the city’s Modernism Week. It’s a celebration of mid-century design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture hosted by the FABULOUS Stephen Collins (Property Envy). Every Wednesday and Saturday through March, he interviews the industry’s top designers like Gerry McGovern, Trina Turk, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Roman Alonso and tours some of the most timeless properties set below a the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. ”Modernism Week isn’t just about the architecture, the buildings, the homes…. its an opportunity to re-live an era.” says Stephen.