Please enable JavaScript to use this site.
featured photo

The Four Hundred, The Complete Tour!

For the first time EVER, tour all nine (9) units of The Four Hundred, a Herbert Burns design located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood.

$65 (1 hr)

Category: Book Signing, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)

Photo Gallery
gallery photo
gallery photo
gallery photo
gallery photo
gallery photo
gallery photo
The property was originally designed and developed by Herbert W. Burns as a furnished 8-unit luxury apartment complex in 1954. The unique pool, the resort-like landscape, the iconic midcentury modern architecture, and the stunning view of the mountains blend harmoniously even to this day. The 400 was styled to complement the adjacent Hideaway hotel, née Town & Desert apartments, another Burns design. The architecture includes a low, linear look accented with masonry composed of thin, regular strips of Arizona Sandstone, masonry planters, and built-in wall clocks.

Before selling off most of the units as co-ops, Burns added one more unit: number 9. This incorporated a second style of stone, similar to another Burns project, 500 West, just down the street. This mix of masonry gives us the façade Palm Springs has known since the late 1960s. Burns owned and lived in unit 5, which includes many forward-thinking features. Steven Keylon will be present for his book signing: The Design of Herbert W. Burns.

View Website


Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.

Please arrive at your tour ticket time.
There are some interior/exterior steps.
Please no food, drinks, pets or smoking on premises.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Plenty of street parking is available.
The organizer of this event is The Four Hundred Management Association.

Event Check-in Location
The Four Hundred Complex

400 West Arenas
Palm Springs, CA 92262
View Map 

Photo Credits:  Carol Swayze, Lynne Yelich, and Rob Rifkin.

Order Summary
No items available.