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

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Historic Home, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom ( Sleeps 1-2), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6 Total)

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. Palm Springs Permit Number: 48460000-20015119.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1757 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Avail for a minimum stay of two weeks with Insurance and fee of $175. Single pet only. No puppies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Masterbath with tiled walk-in shower. Guest bath with tub/shower.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    large flat screen with Netflix, HULU, and other functionality in Sun Room. Both bedrooms include flat screen TVs with basic cable....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic Views to the south and west...moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    additional in driveway and street availability...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Concierge Services upon request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool Heating is available as an option at a rate of $50 per day or $300 per week. $850 per month based on a temperature reading of 86 degrees F....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 1 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,390 $4,172
Off Peak
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,931 $5,784
High Season 2018
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,318 $6,953
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,318 $6,953
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Pool Heating-Weekly $175
  • Cleaning Service $155


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 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: 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.

Why Warm Sands, Palm Springs, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Pool area has several chaises, outdoor seating area and dining table seats 8

    Pool area has several chaises, outdoor seating area and dining table seats 8

  • Living room, Mies sofa

    Living room, Mies sofa

  • TV room with convertible sofa bed-full

    TV room with convertible sofa bed-full

  • Formal glass walled dining room. Seats 8-10

    Formal glass walled dining room. Seats 8-10

  • Main bedroom with en suite bath

    Main bedroom with en suite bath

  • Hallway to main bedroom

    Hallway to main bedroom

  • Photo: Julius Shulman

    Photo: Julius Shulman

  • Fully fenced and very private pool area

    Fully fenced and very private pool area

  • Working fireplace

    Working fireplace

  • Formal glass walled dining room. Seats 8-10

    Formal glass walled dining room. Seats 8-10

  • Great mountain views to the west and south

    Great mountain views to the west and south

  • Gorgeous sunsets

    Gorgeous sunsets

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

VRBO #400428

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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