Southern California

Palm Springs’ Week to Shine
Tours, exhibits, parties and lectures turn Modernism Week into worldwide attraction
The Alexander Homes
Behind the pioneering Alexanders and their 2,500 modern homes that changed the face of Palm Springs
Don Wexler Interview
Architect Don Wexler traces his long road -- from humble beginnings to Palm Springs 'Walk of Fame'
Family Affair, Story Untold
Desert modern builders George and Bob Alexander found common ground through daring decisions and hard work
Forgotten Giant
Once the ‘miracle man’ behind more than 40,000 tract homes, Southern California architect Edward H. Fickett and his modern hybrids slip back into the limelight
Green Fairway Estates - Palm Springs
An exotic, quirky hideaway, this Palm Springs tract recently rediscovered its Alexander roots
Desert Delights - Palm Springs
Stunning sights and rich legacy - climb aboard our grand tour of the best of Palm Springs modern
Rediscovering MCM Masters
Wide-ranging SoCal exhibition brings new attention to California designers
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes today continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Desert Modern as Video Stars
New film takes fans of modern architecture to Palm Springs’ loveliest Alexander homes
Distinguished at Every Curve
AIA's first African-American, pioneer Paul R. Williams was the 'architect to the stars' who mastered mid-century modern
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Breaking the Rules
Battling outmoded thinking, architect A. Quincy Jones sought superior design through progressive and even daring plans for 'total communities'
Cliff May's 'Hacienda Modern'
Hardly a mainstream modernist, Cliff May made rustic-looking homes as modern as they come
Eichler Tract a Class Act
Twenty enthusiastic high schoolers team up with the Los Angeles Conservancy to keep alive suburbia's modern architectural heritage
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places