Home Is Where the Art Is

Two Palm Springs entrepreneurs combine business savvy and a love of architecture to transform ho-hum houses into midcentury marvels.

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Two Palm Springs entrepreneurs combine business savvy and a love of architecture to transform ho-hum houses into midcentury marvels.

Fresh-faced and Flirty

Cosmetics Guru Dimitri James' Resort-Inspired Home Gets An Age-Defying Makeover

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When Dimitri James and Jack Woods’ newly renovated home was unveiled on the Palm Springs Modernism Tour last year, more than a few visitors remarked, “This is a modern home I could live in.”

Most Endangered Modernism

With Palm Springs Preservation Foundation safeguarding their integrity, these architectural gems might have a bright future

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“Our architecture is becoming internationally renowned, and it has the potential to transform the city,” says Ron Marshall, president of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. “[As] architectural tourism becomes bigger and bigger, it’s become the golden goose of Palm Springs economy.”

A Legacy of Giving

World-renowned philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg helped fund a wealth of organizations and created many of their own

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Second in an eight-part series. A casual drive through the Coachella Valley reveals the wide-spanning and enduring impact that Walter and Leonore Annenberg had on the desert communities. The Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion, and the forthcoming Annenberg Center at Sunnylands represent a large portion of their legacy in the desert.

Good Grief

Through sadness, we discover strength to move forward

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Michelle Palmer’s mother died when Michelle was 5. Her father passed away the summer before her senior year of high school. Michelle was left alone in the Cathedral City house where she grew up, a minor living under the radar of foster care. She skipped classes to make kitchen cutting boards and sold them at College of the Desert Street Fair in order to head off foreclosure on the house.

Curves Ahead

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Libri Partners of San Diego developed this modern estate on two lots, and four separate structures wrap themselves like a giant apostrophe around a brick paver drive and front courtyard: a five-bedroom main house on three levels and a three-car attached garage, a nanny’s quarters with a bedroom and kitchenette, plus a two-bedroom guest house and its detached two-car garage. Each building’s exterior includes copper soffits and fascia that follow the curves of their rooflines.