Frey House II in Palm Springs

Dec 4, 2019

Category: Living

Known as the father of “desert modernism,” Albert Frey is one of the men responsible for giving the southern California desert city of Palm Springs its stunning mid-century modern vibe. And here we get to take a look at one of the sites the famed architect called home – the Frey House II.

Located on a hillside just above the Palm Springs Art Museum (who also happen to be the current owners of the property), this place is a true work of art. The home is small, spanning just 800 square feet, but what it lacks in space, it more than makes up for in character. The most unique aspect to the modern bungalow is the massive boulder running right through the structure. The city didn’t want Frey doing any excavation on the site, which lead to this unique detail along with an entire furniture collection (including a record player) being built right into the home. The residence is currently being occupied by the Art Museum’s CFO (as Frey explicitly outlined that it be used as a residence), but tours are sometimes offered throughout the year.

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