$95 (1.5 hrs)
Canyon View Estates, designed by William Krisel and built by Roy Fey in 1961-66, is the most photographed, documented, and celebrated midcentury community in the country. With architectural details such as double-gable roofs, clerestory windows, shadow block, open carports, cul-de-sacs, and spectacular wire-free panoramic views of the mountains, this community is the epitome of the Palm Springs School of Architecture. It has been featured in numerous films, photo shoots, books, and design publications worldwide.
You’ll tour 7 iconic Krisel homes in this 180-unit condominium community in south Palm Springs and see how each has been adapted by individual owners for indoor/outdoor modern living. You’ll also gain entry to the resident-only common spaces that make Canyon View Estates unique—acres of open space with pools, yards, and newly added desert landscaping.
And the views! Surrounded by mountains, with no electrical wires, Canyon View Estates is a cinematic paradise. As you walk through the neighborhood from home to home, you’ll catch different view corridors and detailed images that are a photographer’s dream. It’s no wonder the recent movie Don’t Worry Darling was filmed here, and you'll recognize other locations from design publications and fashion shoots. Many artists have captured the spirit of Canyon View Estates in their work that you’ll see during the tour. Bring your camera, and dress in 60s attire—we’ll have classic cars, models, plus fun surprises along the way to give you everything you need to capture your very own Cinematic Modernism.
Things to Know
Ages 12 and older.
Please no food, drinks or pets permitted.
There are some interior/exterior steps.
Bathrooms in homes are not available to the public.
Plenty of street parking is available.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Canyon View Estates HOA's One, Two, Three, Four, and Five.
Event Check-in Location
Canyon View Estates
2388 S. Sierra Madre
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo Credits: Tom Dolle
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