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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern, shot by Julius Shulman

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,757 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Historic Home, 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4-6 Total) w/ Sunroom ( Sleeps 1-2) + 2 Bath

This Architecturally significant home was the first collaboration between architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers for Chambers' personal residence. The initial structure was built in 1947 and was later added on by Chambers. Perfectly sited, the home takes full advantage of the spectacular views of the San Jacinto mountains. Floor to ceiling glass seamlessly combines the interior space with the outdoor living areas unifying the space of one, large open entertainment venue. Photographed by Julius Shulman and featured in Mademoiselle Home 1950 and Architectural Record 1952. This property is a unique mid-century modernist home. It has gone through historic renovation and was refurbished by internationally published, interior designer, Sam Cardella. The renovation brought it back to its original design without compromise to its integrity. This property features two bedrooms, plus a sun room with a full size foldout, a formal dining room and living room with 2 seating areas. This property is an incredible example of Frey and Chambers work. Special attention has been taken with the interior design and amenities to fit with the bones of the structure. Luxury linens, plush towels and a fully stocked kitchen make this ideal for the discerning traveler with an appreciation of architecture, style and design. The central location of this magnificent property puts it within minutes of the area’s many cultural, dining, entertainment, sports, hiking, biking, theater, downtown and shopping areas and clearly makes this home ideal for vacationing in Palm Springs. It is being offered on a limited basis for the discerning traveler that shares a passion and appreciation for architecture, history and style. This property is only being made available for 15 weeks out of the year.

Keywords: Architecturally significant modernist home

spectacularly sited towards a west facing pool area with expansive mountain panorama. Beautiful floor to ceiling glass walls maximize natural light and the mountain views.

City of Palm Springs TOT #48460000-20015119. City ID #1826

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Cohen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Peter Cohen

Based in Boston, Peter & Marty are huge mid century architecture fans. We instantly fell in love with this property and feel fortunate to now be the caretakers of this amazing piece of architecture.

Peter Cohen purchased this house in 2011

Why Peter Cohen chose Warm Sands

We love Palm Springs, the amazing abundance of mid-century architecture and absolutely love Albert Frey and Robson Chambers work. And, of course, we instantly fell in love with this property.

What makes this house unique

Beyond the incredible architecture, the house is comfortably appointed with furniture and accessories that really compliment it. Beyond that, the yard and grounds are amazing, incredibly private, great pool and wonderful views of the mountains.


Warm Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1757 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • - No Smoking - No Parties - No loud music - Limit of 2 vehicles
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Masterbath with tiled walk-in shower. Guest bath with tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) convertible in den/media room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
In addition to the architectural and historical importance of this property, a good deal of thought has been paid to the interior design. This is apparent throughout the property with furnishings by Herman Miller, Knoll, Donghia, B&B Italia and others. Window coverings and wall and floor treatments are consistent with the thought that has been taken to create a comfortably relaxed and luxurious setting. Linens and towels are exceptional in thread count and plushness.


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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern, shot by Julius Shulman
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Clean, open home with enough spaces for each adult to attend to their own activities

  • 5 of 5

Great pool, each room has natural light. Kitchen was adequately equipped for meal preps.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples, four nights, great weather in this amazing home. Not only did this incredible home deliver on location, furnishings, gorgeous landscape and an 86 degree pool with floaties but also a very well stocked kitchen with herbs, spices and many other conveniences we've not experienced in any VRBO and Airbnb homes. Mike the property manager and Peter the owner were a delight in all communications. Wish we could've stayed longer....

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamaica Plain MA

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the house in spite of some minor glitches. The owner was very cooperative, which made us feel very welcomed.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

A beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Palm Springs and hopefully not the last, especially because of this gorgeous home. Everything was perfect - the owner was friendly and helpful, the property manager was responsive and welcoming, and the house.... This architectural gem is situated on a corner lot near downtown but not too close. Beautifully restored, the house is also well appointed with fabulous art, great furniture, excellent beds, and a private heated pool. We had the best time and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto. Canada

Always a pleasure!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd time staying at this house. Great amenities. Fantastic privacy. Close to everything. A very authentic Palm Springs vibe.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Beautiful house, great outdoor space and a quiet neighborhood close to everything. We can't wait until our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. A rental agreement will need to be signed and sent back to the owner via email or post prior to check-in.

Damage deposits are returned within 2-4 weeks after check-out.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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