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Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

February 19, 2017 |

$50 - $65

Tour Times: 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development.

Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al Beadle, the other by esteemed Palm Springs architect Lance O’Donnell, exemplify the very best of midcentury and contemporary modern architecture in Palm Springs.

The Chino Canyon alluvial fan, with its boulder-strewn landscape and 360 degree views of the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and Chocolate Mountains in three alternating directions and long vistas of the valley floor stretching as far as the Salton Sea, provides a stunning environment for these site-specific high modern homes.

O’Donnell has designed a resource-efficient split level structure from resilient, inorganic building materials, with a cutting edge solar energy system and architecture that optimizes, sun, shade, rainwater and desert breezes.

Within walking distance is Beadle’s design, a two story structure based on plans unearthed from the late architect’s Phoenix-based estate. The home’s minimized footprint preserves the site’s natural hillside setting while the second level hovers, seemingly defying gravity.

The homes debut during Modernism Week, providing an opportunity for tour goers to be among the first to view these fresh examples of forward-thinking desert modernism.

Sunday, February 19
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 4:30 Tour on February 19 will include a special lecture presentation:
Design With Nature — Indoor/Outdoor Desert Living: Low Water, Captured Water, and Grey Water Solutions to Maximize Harmony With Desert Landscapes

The lecture will explore how modern, sustainable homes located in challenging hillside conditions (steep terrain, boulder covered, raw desert flora, seasonal water runoff, wildfire potential, etc.) can create lasting micro-ecologies, habitats, and sustainable water and energy balances.

For more information please visit www.palmspringslife.com/chinocanyonproject.

Additional Information

Ages
All ages
Things to Know
Tours are every half hour Thursday, February 16 – Sunday, February 26, starting at 9:30 a.m. and closing at hours that vary with the day. Please check daily tour options before purchasing tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Photography Credits
Courtesy of Palm Springs Life
Tour Times
Tour Times: 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM
Number of Times
15 Tour Times

Organizer

Palm Springs Life

Venue

Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1
1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States