Swiss and a Bit Cheesy

When Polynesian design flirts with alpine whimsy, the marriage produces a chalet Heidi could call home.

Lawrence Karol Modernism

DESIGN Palm Springs has become synonymous with midcentury modern design, and several pristine, original examples of the era can be found among the homes scattered throughout, among other neighborhoods, Vista Las Palmas. But tucked in among those midcentury gems are 15 anomalous houses with their own quirky allure. The single-story homes, known as Swiss Miss, are fronted by large, two-story