ICONIC ALBERT FREY/ROBSON CHAMBERS MID-CENTURY MODERN

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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ICONIC ALBERT FREY/ROBSON CHAMBERS MID-CENTURY MODERN

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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.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered

Peter Cohen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

Based in Seattle, 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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
Canterbury UK
5

MID CENTURY RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
This house was everything we'd hoped it would be. Stylish, light, architecturally interesting and tastefully decorated. It was an easy walk to downtown and a relaxing place to stay. It was a joy to be in the house. We'd be very happy to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
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5

A TRUE TREASURE - COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER !

A true treasure - couldn't have been better !
  • 5 of 5
It's difficult to find something original to add to the great reviews previously written. They are all true! We had the sense of being somewhere very special place from the moment we arrived. The attention to every design detail in the house and around the property is amazing. Even though we were in close proximity to the center of Palm springs, we found it hard to motivate to leave the great pool and area with it's incredible mountain view.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

HISTORICAL PALM SPRINGS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous home! It was a pleasure dealing with the owner and what a wonderful treat it was to stay in their house for a guys weekend away. We spent the time enjoying the pool pool and close convenience to downtown (cheap taxi ride). The kitchen was stocked perfectly and felt as if we already live there. I highly recommend this home. It is too hard to leave! Thank you for a perfect weekend. We cant wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
LA
4

FREY HOUSE REVIEW

  • 4 of 5
The place was clean, nice, and very welcoming. My boyfriend and I had a great time staying there.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
Hillsboro, OR
5

HAPPYLITTLEFAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week! Thank you for making our stay so nice. Our son learned to swim. The backyard was great for our two young kids. Media center up to date. Kitchen fully stocked with everything we could imagine needing. Comfortable mattresses and bedding. Oh and of course...the house...it's just cool to get to live in a place like this if only for a week. The property manager was prompt and helpful. He left some grapefruit juice ice cubes in the fridge to enjoy by the pool. He checked in by text midweek and told us about a street art fair. We took a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park and to the Indian Canyons (3 miles S of town). It's a beautiful area. Finally, we loved the convenient location and the privacy afforded by the property layout. The pool gets sun like it should most of the day. The streets are quiet and neighbors are situated way from the living areas and pool. Views of the mountains are spectacular (from the pool or poolside). The pool furniture is really comfortable. We couldn't have had a better week! Thanks again.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern
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Palm Springs California Desert
Topanga, CA
5

"JEWEL BOX GEM" IS THE CROWN JEWEL OF PALM SPRINGS (ALBERT FREY/ROBSON CHAMBERS 1947 HOME)

"Jewel Box Gem" Is The Crown Jewel of Palm Springs (Albert Frey/Robson Chambers 1947 Home)
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have enjoyed vacationing in Palm Springs for years. Our preference for accommodations is always Mid-Century modern, whether it be a private home or hotel. Each trip we search, like Goldilocks, for that "perfect" home that personifies the ideal PS desert feel: the California dream, forever sunny skies, indoor/outdoor, poolside-cocktail, 24-hour bikini, delicious lifestyle.

I am delighted to say that in discovering the Albert Frey/Robson Chambers 1947 home, our search is over! This home exemplifies each criteria we require for that perfect vacation. In and of itself, the home is a historic gem, lovingly restored and beautifully appointed. The furnishings are gorgeous and comfortable, the kitchen has all the tools that a chef needs to prepare food and cocktails, and the lighting in and around the property is perfect for all your family photo-op moments.

The indoor/outdoor living at this property is divine: the pool is heated to the perfect temperature, the poolside furniture maches the mid century modern decor, there is a fire pit, a ping-pong table and lovely landscaping.

We were well taken care of by Aames, the property's concierge, who left gifts at our door step (local fruits, morning paper and local publications). He provided any information we required about the surrounding area, or activities of interest.

The home has a fantastic library of glossy, hard cover books that depict the Palm Springs life style, including history, photography, architecture.

The home has an exceptionally private feel and we slept like babies every night. When we didn't feel like cooking, we took advantage of the surrounding area's restaurants.

One can walk, run, ride or hike the local trails right from the house. It is right smack dab in the middle of Palm Springs and close to "down town". And one of best treats for us is that we were able to bring our dogs along with us.....a privilege that very few high-end rental properties offer.

Without a doubt, this visit to Palm Srings, at this "Jewel Box Gem" was the best experience we have ever had to the desert.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$4,050
 
 
Off Peak
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$312
$1,872
$5,616
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$6,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Pool Heating $300.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
Special events, holidays and high demand dates add minimum 10%. Short term rentals (less than a month) require 11.5% TOT Palm Springs Tax. #4846. Security deposit based on rental history and length of stay. Pool heating available as an option at a nightly, weekly or monthly rate. Pet friendly consideration. Professional cleaning. Accept Paypal if renters pays fee.
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1757 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Masterbath with tiled walk-in shower. Guest bath with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) pull-out in den/media room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
Notes:
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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