Palm Springs Dream Homes
The real estate in Palm Springs is downright incredible. We spent an afternoon driving the streets between estates to admire all the amazing mid-century homes in the area. Colour popping doors, cactus filled front gardens and plenty of palm trees. They sure don't make them like they used to!
Many of the houses in Palm Springs belonged to Hollywood stars as their holiday home. Elvis, Sinatra, Steve McQueen... And even more were built by famed architects. The Alexander's, Richard Neutra, and Raymond Loewy... It's amazing to think what the area would have been like in it's peak!
Most of the exceptionally famous homes are gated to the max, with all of the special details being hidden away behind high fences. On our last visit we had bought a driving map for the highlights of Palm Springs, and were so disappointed to see closed gates (even if they were fancy gates!). It was much more successful to just go with the road and admire the ordinary homes that still pay such a beautiful homage to their original era.