Modern Palm Springs Gem by Albert Frey Featured in CurbedLA

1164 N. Calle Rolph - Curbed

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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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The Essential Guide to Modernism Week // February 15-25th

Modernism Week is the ultimate celebration of Mid-Century Modern architecture, design, art, fashion and culture, featuring 350+ events!


The Essential Guide

Modernism Week - 1
Modernism Week - 2
Guide to the best Modernism
tours, talks & celebrations 
Everything you need to
know about the bus tours
Modernism Week 3
Modernism Week 4
10 things you absolutely
shouldn’t miss this week 
Nowhere are breeze blocks
more appreciated
Modernism Week - 5
Modernism Week - 6
Free & low cost ways to
enjoy Modernism Week
The 17 essential Palm Springs
restaurants, winter 2018
Modernism Week - 8 Modernism Week - 9
Film premiere & reception
Albert Frey: Part 1
Where to stay during
Modernism Week

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 Just Listed // Must-See Homes

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a historic Albert Frey

Modernism Week - 1164 Calle Rolph
Open House Feb 17 & 18th,  12-2pm

1164 North Calle Rolph, Palm Springs

$749,000 //

Todd Hays  #01852756



Pedigreed Mid-Century Modern in Indian Hills 

Modernism Week - Indian Hills

The 4BR/4BA residence was built in 1963 for Elliot Roosevelt, a World
War II Air Corps general and son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,
with its architect believed to be
USC-trained Stan Sackley.

As featured on CurbedLA
Futuristic Pod House by William Krisel
Built in 1968, this appears to be an ambitious followup to Krisel’s earlier design for Palm Springs’s famous “House of Tomorrow” (where Elvis & Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon.)
As featured on CurbedLA
Modernism - Pod House 2
Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 am
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