Palm Springs is one area of SoCal that is known for its stunning modern architecture. There’s a reason why Walt Disney and even Frank Sinatra have had homes in the desert oasis. The Miele Chino Canyon Project furthers the reputation of Palm Springs as a particular hub of desert friendly modernism. Presenting Modernism Week, the project asked architect Lance O'Donnell of o2 Architecture to design two houses in Palm Springs that put a unique spin on modernism.
For one of the houses, O'Donnell channeled famed desert modernist architect Al Beadle, whose work is the epitotme of classic Palm Springs architecture. Beadle, who passed away in 1998, was never able to complete a project in the area despite the location perfectly suiting the style he had perfected for Arizona’s environment. O'Donnell worked closely with the Beadle Archives to complete a previously unrealized house that Beadle designed for Paradise Valley, Arizona in the 1970s.
The Beadle house was constructed within the Desert Palisades development in the Chino Cone area of Palm Springs. Along with this development, O'Donnell also completed his own project located near the Beadle home called the O2 house. Both houses perfectly intermingle with the sleek warmth of the desert, and both offer extraordinary views of the Coachella valley.
If you find yourself in the Palm Springs area, or you’re just in need of a desert trip away from the city, you can actually tour the homes from February 16-26.