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Las Casas Romanticas, a Home Tour of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Old Las Palmas

Las Casas Romanticas, a home tour of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in Old las Palmas.

$150 (3 hrs)

Category: @Palm Springs, Self-driving Tour, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)

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This home tour features Spanish Colonial Revival architecture from the earliest days of Palm Springs with homes both authentic and reimagined.  Thick, clay tile roofs, wood-beamed ceilings, hand crafted, vividly colored floor tiles, wrought iron embellishments along with motor courts and loggia define the style. Modern for their time these homes were forerunners to the midcentury period of architecture that would follow in the 1950s. These early lifestyle homes in Old las Palmas are sited on large, estate sized properties with lush gardens, ubiquitous fountains and commanding views of the mountains.  This tour offers seldom granted access behind the tall hedges and period defining gates. Noted architects and builders are featured including architectural designer Charles Tanner and prolific builder, Alvah Hicks. Together these pioneers designed and built the fabled Desert Inn, Ingleside Inn and the Thomas O’Donnell house. Homes on this tour are evocative of these seminal properties. Period furnishings and finishes as well as contemporary art and accessories enhance the homes making them reflective of today’s homeowners.


Things to Know
There are five (5) homes on this tour.
Guests will be given a map at check in listing all the locations of the homes.
Guests will drive to each home. This is an interior and exterior tour. 
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Street parking is available outside each home.
The organizer of this event is Modenism Week.

Event Check-in Location
Location printed on ticket.

Photo Credits: 
Juan Carlos Ochoas

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