Palm Springs Glass House Tour Remains Available

See Palm Springs Modern Committee's mid-century modern home tours



The iconic Cody House still has a tour opening Feb. 17 during Modernism Week.

Daniel Chavkin

 

The Palm Springs Modern Committee's Iconic Home tour of the Palm Springs Glass House designed by famed architect William Cody has a limited number of openings for Feb. 17.

Designed in 1967, the Palm Springs Glass House is an exceptional example of Cody working his magic by combining international style minimalism with the indoor/outdoor way of living so emblematic of Palm Springs at mid-century.

Called the "master of thin" by other architects, Cody's incredibly thin roof floats above a glass house that is almost perfectly symmetrical. A 40 x 25 foot central pavilion is flanked by a master wing at one end and kitchen/guest quarters at the other end.

The front yard, shielded from the street by walls of slump stone (a signature Cody detail), imparts a distinctive oriental feeling like that of a zen temple rock garden, while the protective walls at the street insure  privacy to the occupants of the glass temple within.

This arrangement allows owner and guest to absorb both garden, mountain and the city views beyond from this magnificent location in Las Palmas Heights.

For tickets, visit the Modernism Week website.

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VIDEO: Experience Palm Springs Modern Committee's Iconic mid-century modern home tours covering mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

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