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Barry Berkus’ Vision for Community Resort Living: Poolside Cocktails at Chalet Palms

An enchanting evening of midcentury architectural splendor, sip poolside cocktails at Barry Berkus' iconic gem Chalet Palms, where lush landscapes meet A-frame courtyards and shadow-blocked walls

$95 (2 hrs)

Category: Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Rancho Mirage

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For only the third time in six decades, Chalet Palms invites you to immerse yourself in a journey through time and design at this year's event—a celebration of Midcentury Modern living and architectural brilliance. As daylight mellows into twilight, join us poolside for an enchanting evening of cocktails and small bites, intertwining communal spirit with the visionary craftsmanship of celebrated architect Barry Berkus (Park Imperial South, Merito Manor.)

Beyond the poolside cocktails and retro snacks, guests are welcome to step inside two meticulously restored residences that showcase Berkus’ clever use of space, highlighting what has become classic Midcentury California Modern.

In 1964, pioneering developer Basil Collier recognized Berkus' emerging talent, entrusting him with crafting 32 units on a pristine three-acre canvas, seizing one of the last expansive parcels in the prestigious Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood.

Chalet Palms' terraced property blends privacy with community, where mature palm and olive trees frame a pool area for shared enjoyment. Each dwelling boasts Berkus' forward-thinking design—floor-to-ceiling glass blurs indoor and outdoor spaces, all sheltered under A-frame roofs. Unique features like flex-use dens and "Jack-and-Jill'' showers reflect his masterful use of limited space.
Chalet Palms stands as a testament to Berkus' early experiments and innovative details which he developed in Coachella Valley and would later employ across Southern California during his expansive and lauded career.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to join us poolside, enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts, and experience Berkus' vision of a communal resort haven.


Things to Know
This event is for ages 21 and older.
Please drink & drive responsibly.
Please not food, drinks, pets, or smoking allowed in the homes.
There are some interior/exterior steps.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowners.
Restrooms not available in the homes.
Two completely reimagined/refurbished units will be open for viewing.
The organizer of this event is Chalet Palms HOA.

Event Check-in Location
Chalet Palms
71653 Sahara Rd
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 
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Photo Credits: Jeremy Hunt

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