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Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour – Edris House

February 19, 2017 |


Tour Times: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM

Emerson Stewart Williams (aka E. Stewart Williams), FAIA (1909–2005) was a prolific architect whose distinctive midcentury modernist buildings significantly shaped architectural landscape and legacy of Palm Springs.

The Edris house, designed in 1953, retains the essential physical features associated with his residential work, melding the natural environment with modern design that was the essence of Williams’ architectural philosophy. Native rock walls are integrated into the design along with wood finishes and Douglas fir board-and-batten siding for exterior surfaces. This iconic tour offers guests the opportunity to view one of the most original, best-preserved examples of a Williams-designed residence in Palm Springs, retaining all aspects of integrity and fully conveying its architectural significance.

Palm Springs Modern Committee’s founding president and architectural historian, Peter Moruzzi, recently submitted the Edris house, along with 11 other properties, to be included on the National Register of Historic Places, the highest recognition of an architect’s work in the country.

The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design. We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse. For more information, please visit www.psmodcom.org.


February 19, 2017
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Additional Information

All ages.
Things to Know
Not suitable for ADA requirements.
Special Parking Instructions
Parking is limited and docents will assist at the location.
Photography Credits
Dan Chavkin
Tour Times
Tour Times: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM
Number of Times
8 Tours