$75 (3.5 hrs) — 6 homes on this tour
One of the largest and most iconic neighborhoods in Palm Springs, Racquet Club Estates is a marvel of midcentury design. More than 500 homes come together to create an oasis of architectural optimism that introduced the post-war generation to indoor-outdoor living in Southern California.
The developers were the Alexander Company and Jack Meiselman. The Alexander Company hired architects William Krisel and Donald Wexler to design innovative homes that welcomed the desert sun and optimized shade. This was affordable luxury for middle class consumers. The modest interior footprints are complemented by large outdoor living spaces with swimming pools and mountain views. While many of the homes have been retrofitted for year-round living, the neighborhood’s midcentury aesthetic remains intact. These include butterfly roofs, breeze block walls, and vibrant pops of color on doors, mailboxes, and carports. Vintage cars will be displayed at each home on the tour.
Proceeds from this tour will fund projects benefiting the neighborhood and the Palm Springs community at large.
Things to Know
There are six (6) homes on this tour.
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time to check in.
Check-in opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 11:30 a.m.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample street parking.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
There are some interior and exterior steps.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
The organizer of this event is Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Association.
Event Check-in Location
Victoria Park, 2744 N Via Miraleste, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Association
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