Seven Homes to Discover

A self-guided tour of spectacular desert estates, unique designer homes, and historical valley residences marks the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s fundraising event of the year — and one of the area’s most anticipated annual home tours. This year, seven homes highlight the best the area has to offer through outdoor living rooms and cooking areas, fountain-enhanced entry courtyards, second-story balconies overlooking aqua pools, golf course and mountain views, and dramatic interiors with custom ceilings, stonework, wall treatments, and floors. Homeowners range from a doctor with a talent for photography (as evidenced by his in-house gallery and studio) to a duo who own one of the largest and most elaborate antiques and furnishings emporiums in Palm Springs. A family home with whimsical hand-painted walls in the children’s wing contrasts a golf course home with rich and rustic stone arches in the main living area. Together this collection of homes inspires, intrigues, and wows those who mark their calendars for this spectacular parade of homes. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s exhibits, programs, community outreach, and camp scholarships.

Preview these seven homes -

Bella Clancy Homes, Villa I and Villa II - Rancho Mirage
Two lavish estates off Clancy Lane showcase two different sides of Italian-style architecture and design

Dr. Charles Block Residence - Palm Springs
A two-story estate combines a family legacy for craftsmanship, fine art, and jaw-dropping design

Bill Bone Residence - Indian Wells
The beautiful interior of this warm and inviting Toscana home is rivaled only by its quiet, cul-de-sac location that overlooks the golf course.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Clayton Residence - Palm Desert
Both parents and children live in style and comfort in this grand home built for living, entertaining, and playing

Bob Kuperman – Nick Carnegis Residence - Palm Springs
A welcoming Mediterranean villa has been given a second life with warm interiors and lavish landscaping. A stroll across the grounds includes numerous fountains, lush gardens, and a tranquil koi pond.

Henry Mancini Estate - Palm Springs
History, natural beauty, and details fit for an Italian villa blend in Old Palm Springs

The Discovery Home Tour takes place Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 if purchased Feb. 10 or 11 (subject to availability). Or, leave the driving to the tour’s staff with a guided bus tour of the homes for $75 (reservations are required). For more information, call 321-0602 or visit

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