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Highlights from Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

As heavy rains sweep Los Angeles and Southern California and many of us are hunkering down at home because of the coronavirus, let’s take a look back on sunnier, more celebratory times. In February, the city of Palm Springs held its annual Modernism Week, now in its 15th year. Ten days of mid-century modern mania: house tours, architectural talks, ’50s cooking demonstrations, presentations, films, live music, art shows, and nightly parties. The Hollywood Home was lucky enough to snag quite a few tickets to some of the most popular special events. Take a look below for dozens of photos from Modernism Week, information about some of the area’s most famous residences, and insider information so you can start planning ahead for next year’s sure-to-sell-out annual love letter to all things modernism.

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Mid-Century Modern Palm Springs Condo by “Sunnylands” Architect A. Quincy Jones

If you are in Palm Springs for Modernism Week you definitely don’t want to miss this time capsule condo by master architect A. Quincy Jones in the exclusive Country Club Estates. While tours of many notable mid-century homes during the city’s popular Modernism Week, including arguably A. Quincy Jones’s most famous work “Sunnlylands,” are sold out at $45+ a visit, you can see this stunning, nearly untouched example of the great architect’s 1950s work for free. Of course, buying the 2 bed/ 2 bed condo is another story.

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A Preview of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs Thursday, February 13th through Sunday, February 23rd. It’s no coincidence the annual event, which attracts thousands from around the world, is occurring on Valentine’s Day weekend this year. Modernism Week is an absolute love letter to the desert city of Palm Springs. It’s the city’s signature celebration of all things mid-century modern: architecture, food and wine, style and design, vintage Hollywood, culture, and so much more. There will be home tours of Palm Spring’s most architecturally significant houses, talks with experts, designers, and architects, film screenings, live music, drag bingo, cooking demonstrations and special atomic age-themed dinners and other culinary events, dancing, and, if the weather forecast holds, plenty of sun.

While Modernism Week is always an extraordinarily popular event for Palm Springs, there are still plenty of shows that still have tickets available. Yes, Charles Phoenix’s Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour sold out months ago, we’ve highlighted some of our most anticipated events below and there are still dozens of others available to choose from. We’ll be staying at the recently remodeled and just opened Les Cactus boutique hotel in the city’s Warm Sands neighborhood, but a cursory glance online shows there are still dozens of rooms and rentals available, or, with events scheduled throughout the day and into the evening, Modernism Week also makes the perfect day trip from Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego.

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Laurel Canyon Mid-Century Modern Marvel – 8956 Wonderland Park

On a large and private lot in Laurel Canyon sits this stunning mid-century modern marvel by USC Architect Robert Thorguson. Built in 1953 and carefully maintained and expertly restored over the years, the three bedroom beauty is an inspiring and stylish hillside home.

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Amazing Indoor/Outdoor Mid-Century Home in Los Feliz’s Ivanhoe School District

It’s rare and wonderful when a home checks off all the boxes for certain prospective buyers. Mid-century style? Check. Restored and move-in ready? Check. Great neighborhood? One of the best. 4+ bedrooms? Check. En suite baths? Pool? You bet. Ivanhoe Elementary School District? As if you have to ask at this point. 3019 Surry Street is that kind of stylish, magical, and fully realized home that only comes around once in a blue moon.

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Los Feliz Oaks Mid-Century Modern – 5750 Briarcliff Road

This spectacular mid-century home is located in a wonderful hillside neighborhood, the small enclave of Brush Canyon, between the coveted Los Feliz Oaks and Beachwood Canyon communities. It enjoys all the perks of both neighborhoods

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Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Modern with Canyon & City Views – 7332 Pacific View Drive

This stylish and updated mid-century modern home in the Hollywood Hills is private and secluded, yet still only a short stroll to Runyon Canyon and Mulholland Drive.

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Just Listed: Mid-Century Modern with Pool & Gardens in Silver Lake

Welcome to The Millman House! Built c. 1950 by E. Richard Lind, architect, a draftsman and protégé of Rudolph Schindler. Elevated above the street, this stylish mid-century modern pool home offers a flexible, functional and welcoming design, an artistic haven, and possible income potential.

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The Coolest Mid-Century Modern on the Market in Los Feliz? – 2000 Mayview Drive

This Franklin Hills mid-century modern solar-powered home is perhaps the coolest home on the market at the moment in all of Los Feliz. The distinctive architectural masterpiece was recently renovated by celebrity architect Linda Taalman, a graduate of Cooper Union and one of Los Angeles’s premiere female (or male for that matter) architects. Her artistic vision for the renovation combined with the property’s lush landscaping have created a truly special home in the hills.

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Studio City Mid-Century Modern Post & Beam – 3523 Laurelvale Dr

This extensively remodeled mid-century modern post and beam home is an absolute pleasure for the senses. Seemingly hidden and surrounded by nature on a large hillside lot, this four bedroom home is an incredibe family retreat with substance, style and, perhaps most importantly, space to spare.

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