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Park Imperial North Designed by Barry Berkus in 1961, Modernism at Its Best!

Park Imperial North is a community of 51 modernist condominiums designed by celebrated Architect Barry Berkus and developed by noted Palm Springs developer Jack Meiselman.

$60 (1 hr)

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

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Step into a prime example of post-war multi-family residences that masterfully capture the sunny aesthetic of midcentury Palm Springs. Park Imperial North is set among desert landscaping and centered around two vintage pools.
Architect Barry Berkus began his career as an intern for William Cody and his style is clearly evident in the signature post and beam construction that creates light-filled spaces throughout the complex. Berkus built master planned communities and custom homes all over the world by considered Park Imperial North to be a seminal project that “opened the way of looking at living space” that continued throughout the rest of his career. He himself owned a unit in the neighborhood for many years.

Created by prolific developers Jack Meiselman and Richard L. Weiss, most units still retain the trademark, “Trudy Richards” inlaid ceramic tile that originally adorned the entry of each residence. Trudy Richards was a fictional character created for advertising purposes to sell a new way of living to Americans and appeared in semi-custom tract home advertisement throughout Southern California.
Proceeds for this tour will support the restoration of the historical and midcentury details of Park Imperial North.

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Things to Know
There are six (6) homes on this tour.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time for check-in.
This event is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample street parking.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
There are some interior and/or exterior steps.
Please no food, drinks, pets or smoking permitted in private homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available for use.
Photography is a the discretion of the homeowners.
This event is organized by Palm Imperial North Community Association.

Event Check-in Location
Park Imperial North 
753 E Louise Dr–enter gate

Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Park Imperial North Community Association

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