When this midcentury home near Palm Springs got its modern makeover, the homeowners asked local architect Sean Lockyer to showcase the desert’s dramatic landscape. "Our idea," says Lockyer, "was to maximize the view and capture as much of the outdoor space, from property line to property line, as possible."
This prefab house in Sin City blends in seamlessly with its picturesque desert setting, as if it’s been part of the landscape all along.
The second floor of this modern box-shaped home offers wonderful floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Phoenix, South Mountain, and the Sierra Estrella range.
Located on the top of a hill in Desert Hot Springs, the Los Angeles firm Marmol Radziner built this prefab prototype to serve as the desert retreat of founder Leo Marmol’s family. Succulents and other native California desert plants accent the yard and pool area.
The streamlined shape and minimalistic nature of this desert oasis not only complement the Phoenix home’s surroundings, but also serve a higher purpose for the Jesuit Priests that live here. "The lack of clutter allows me to pray the way I want. . . . It’s so simple," says Louis Bishop.
Built by Blue Sky Homes just north of Joshua Tree National Park, this prototype prefab rests amid huge, protective boulders on a sandy hill with miles of peaceful desert to call home.
Known for its midcentury modern homes, lush fairways, and resort lifestyle, Palm Springs is the last place many would think to find an industrial home made of steel and concrete. But in the Western setting of Pioneertown, this modern, green home fits right in.