Modern Palm Springs Gem by Albert Frey Featured in CurbedLA

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1164 N. Calle Rolph, Palm Springs // Open Saturday, February 24th 1-3pm

Part of a tract of World War II-era homes built as worker housing


Modernism Week events are ongoing in Palm Springs and plenty of pedigreed homes are up for grabs in the desert city. Case in point: this cozy post and beam by influential modern architect Albert Frey.

The simple residence was constructed in 1946 as part of a tract of homes commissioned as worker housing and designed by Frey at the tail end of World War II. The houses all feature identical floor plans, but different positions on each lot and unique paint jobs so as not to appear too uniform.

This house has plenty of modern style, with wide windows, tiled bathrooms, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,150-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with an airy kitchen with a vintage stove and refrigerator.

The house sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot, with a large driveway, attached garage, grassy backyard, and  spa/swimming pool. There’s even an outdoor shower—partially enclosed for privacy.

Asking price is $749,000. Worth noting: The home’s historic credentials qualify its owner for some tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.


Listed by Todd Hays #01852756


1164 N. Calle Rolph - Dining Area

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Kitchen

1164 Calle Rolph - Living Room

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Pool




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Posted on February 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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