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The Howard Hughes Residence: PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour + Optional Cocktail Reception

Take the Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour of the Howard Hughes Residence.

Home Tour: $40 (30 min), Reception: $125 (2 hrs)

Category: Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)

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Nestled into the hillsides of the Araby Cove enclave, with Lautner’s Elrod house perched above, sits a truly unique 1957 midcentury house that was once owned by the eccentric movie mogul and aviator billionaire, Howard Hughes.  Renowned for his reclusiveness, this hidden gem provided the perfect getaway for himself and his then wife and actress, Jean Peters.
The house is built on multiple levels, accessed by floating staircases, and is oriented toward the valley floor below. Walls of glass provide a 220 degree view of the desert, mountains and city. The front exterior walls are whitewashed brick and the living room features post-and-beam construction. Each of the three  bedrooms overlook the valley and each has an ensuite bathroom, as well as a full poolside bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. The three interior bathrooms have all their original details, as well as the kitchen with its original ‘mint green’ Western Holly stove and oven.

The current owner, Jeffrey Steenberg, bought the house in 2019 and undertook a massive four-year renovation project. Completely rebuilding the outside property, as well as restoring many of the interior vintage details, providing a glamorous, modern, resort like experience, complete with a chef’s alfresco kitchen. Being a history enthusiast, it was of prime importance to keep much of the original essence of this unusual house.  And in keeping with the original intention, Jeffrey followed the same shapes, curvatures and lines that define the home’s character.
A tour of this house reveals some interesting history, which you too can now discover!

The Poolside Reception is hosted by Jeffrey Steenberg and includes a cocktail, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

$40 Iconic Home Tour
$125 Cocktail Reception

Things to Know
This event is for ages 21+
Please arrive early so that you can check-in and be ready for the shuttle. 
The shuttle vans will depart 15 minutes ahead of the tour time schedule.
There is no access to the property other than via a shuttle.

Parking is available on the streets surrounding the check-in location.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The house is accessed down a very steep short driveway.
There are many interior stairs that take the guests through 3 levels.
This tour is not recommended for people with any walking disabilities.
Flat shoes recommended.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee.

Event Check-in Location
The Estate Sale Company
4185 E Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Photo Credits: clarkandvalentine

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