The California Preservation Foundation will recognize Kaptur Plaza in Palm Springs with its Preservation Design Award for Restoration in October.
This edition of Desert Dreamers focuses on the Palm Springs architects whose works continue to awe and inspire, and continues to add new members thanks to a resurgent interest in modernism over the last two decades.
There is little remarkable about an established interior designer buying an architecturally significant home. It happens all the time. In this case, however, we’re talking about Atlanta-based Bill Stewart, who in 2016 purchased a Old Las Palmas estate and teed up a seven-month renovation. He added subtle, modern updates to the 1964 structure. Original plans by Albert Frey and Robson
During the 1950s and ’60s, South Palm Canyon between Baristo Road and Ramon Road was referred to as the “financial row” of Palm Springs because it was populated by so many financial institutions. Three of the bank buildings in the area were designed by the renowned local architect E. Stewart Williams: Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan (now the Palm