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Modernism Week Featured Home – Maison a l’Orange

February 19, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm |


Tour Times: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm

Join Modernism Week for an exclusive tour of this featured private home in South Palm Springs, affectionately called “Maison a l’Orange.” The Palm Springs design team of Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design worked closely with the owner over the past year customizing the house for the owner’s enjoyment, but also as an expression for her love of Midcentury Modern architecture and Palm Springs. The walls of glass, a soaring roof line, and a Googie-inspired lounge make Maison a l’Orange the pièce de résistance for MCM enthusiasts.

The history of the home dates back to 1960, when famed Glendale-based architect Clair Earl designed 3 neighboring houses on LaVerne Way in Palm Springs near the Alexanders’ Twin Palms development. These houses are magnificent examples of MCM architecture, each with their own characteristic look. Sadly, this house sat in severe disrepair and neglect over the past decade. Nicknamed Maison a l’Orange for the current owner’s love of the color orange, the house was recently finished with a complete renovation and will be unveiled for the first time during Modernism Week 2018.

Please note that this house is also part of the “Atomic Ranch” Live: Seminars, Workshops and Tours on 2/17/18.


Maison a l’Orange
1178 La Verne Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Additional Information

12 and older.
Special Parking Instructions
Street parking available on La Verne and the surrounding neighborhood.
Photography Credits
Tour Times
Tour Times: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm
Number of Times
8 Tours


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