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Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House

The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

$40 (30 min)

Category: Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Home Tour

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Experience life at the Shag House–a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel like they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting. The Artist Shag (Josh Agle) with homeowner, Brandon McBurney and John-Patrick of Brandtopia have creatively rescued and revived this cherished midcentury modern pool home in the Little Beverly Hills neighborhood of Palm Springs that is the talk of the town.

As the lead designer and creative director of this major remodel and expansion, Shag has drawn upon his architectural studies and the aesthetic of his artwork to reimagine this classic 1958 home, originally designed by Desert Modern architects Palmer & Krisel for the Alexander Construction Company. Modernist fans will certainly recognize the core of the house, where Shag has preserved much of the original layout including the familiar 3-bedroom, 2-bath floor plan, as well as the tongue and groove ceilings. The kitchen and living rooms remain in their original location as does the fireplace. 

While the center of the home’s layout remains the same, everything else has been updated, expanded, and transformed for today’s modern homeowner. Shag has created an entirely new exterior, offering grand curb appeal. The front entry has been expanded and the original breezeway has been converted into a swank party lounge. 

Shag is a painter, illustrator and product designer whose distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades. His work is imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor which is unmistakably of our time. The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored sharply rendered panels; the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. This one-of-a-kind Shag House will set the perfect party backdrop in Palm Springs.

Modernism Week sponsors Baldwin HardwareBrizoCalifornia ClosetsDunn-Edwards PaintsFerguson Bath, Kitchen and LightingJennAir and Willis generously contributed to this project.


Things to Know
Tours are open to 10 years of age and older, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free parking available in the Little Beverly Hills neighborhood.
The Shag House is not ADA accessible and commercial photography is not permitted.
No food or beverages permitted.
No pets and no smoking please.
Restrooms are not available for tour use.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week Featured Home: The Shag House
660 S Compadre Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Photo Credits: Shag

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