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Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes

Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander.

$45 (2 hrs)

Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors

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Celebrities like Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, Kim Novak, Dean Martin and the Rat Packers lived and frolicked here in the 50s and 60s. Experience the architectural genius of Palmer and Krisel in a collection of stunning homes that were mass-produced but appear to be custom designed. See the Kaufmann house, designed by Richard Neutra, a true masterpiece of midcentury Modern architecture.


Things to Know

Tour duration: 2 hours.
Please plan to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. for your tour.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY led by a docent.
Free neighborhood street parking.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
All tour duration times are approximate.
This event is for ages 10 and older.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Historical Society.

Event Check-in Location

Vista Las Palmas
N Via Monte Vista and W Stevens Rd
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Photo Credits: Kaufmann House Architect Richard Neutra, photo by Roger Palmer. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved., House of Tomorrow - Architect William Krisel, photo by Kathy Leonard © 2018 All Rights Reserved., Swiss Miss House Architect Charles DuBois, photo by Kathy Leonard. © 2018 All Rights Reserved.


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