$40 (30 min)
Constructed by prominent builder Robert “Bob” Higgins, the home was completed in 1954 for the Hutchens family who enjoyed modern style and the desert life until the mid-1960s. The current homeowners worked with architect and preservation consultant Susan Secoy Jensen, AIA, to develop an architecture plan to remediate numerous inconsistent changes made to the home over the years and to pursue a historic designation to protect and preserve the home, which was granted historic designation in 2022.
Looking to retain the best of midcentury style and elegance for the homeowners, H3K Home + Design took the profile of the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home back to its roots while creating a home that supported today’s lifestyle inside and out. Celebrating the home’s elongated flat roof with walls of glass, they delightfully blurred the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, drawing the eye to the historic slump stone walls and wonderful pool area which exemplifies desert living and the midcentury modern experience.
Modernism Week sponsors Baldwin, Brizo, California Closets, Dunn-Edwards, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting, Flor, JennAir, and Willis generously contributed to this stunning and soulful renovation.
Things to Know
Please arrive at your designated tour start time.
There are some interior and/or exterior steps.
No food, drink, smoking, or vaping.
Restrooms are not available for tour use.
Interior photography is permitted for personal use.
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mailboxes or driveways.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week Featured Home: Wexler '54
1177 E Mesquite Ave
Palm Springs, CA, 92264
Photo Credits: Palm Springs Villager archival image courtesy of Palm Springs Life – Ketchum Photography
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