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Peter Cohen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

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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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Peter Cohen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Peter Cohen

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

Why Peter Cohen chose Palm Springs

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.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern, shot by Julius Shulman
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Napa, CA

Fabulous Stay In Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay in such an iconic representation of mid-century design! During my research for our trip to Palm Springs this property stood out from all others and we were not disappointed! It is beautifully appointed with wonderful design pieces of the time period co-mingled with more current art and design. Nothing fussy or precious.

I enjoyed the information provided about the history of the house and to be able to see that's it's retained much of it's original design intent is something I find refreshing. It's a place I could move into and call my home away from home. I love this house!

The owner and manager were extremely responsive and helpful. I'd certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redland, CA

Fun Mid-Century Modern Experience

  • 4 of 5

So fun to stay in the home of a mid century modern architect. Convenient to central Palm Springs but in a quiet neighborhood. Lovely mountain view and sparkling pool. Only negative would be the tiny kitchen but that's true to the era. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Clean and Well-Maintained

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a glorious two nights at the Frey/Chambers house enjoying the wonderfully designed house and its luxurious pool. The amenities were excellent and the house was spotless and perfectly well-maintained. The management was very accommodating of our special requests. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic slice of Palm Springs history

  • 5 of 5

We hated to leave. The house is such a delight with its brilliant layout and views. Very comfortably furnished in a way that preserved the midcentury feel. Amply outfitted kitchen makes it easy to cook there should you choose. A really special place that we hope to return to soon.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prague, Czech Republic & NYC, NY

Loved everything

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and it was really fun to stay in a restored mid-century modern house. We were there as a couple with no kids, and couldn't have been happier. Both the owner and property manager were very friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Ditto everything already said. We were there with our teenage daughters who just wanted sun. This home was perfect. Very private and well maintained pool. Great art and books throughout. Ideal location. Besides being near town and hiking trails, it is so close to the airport-- 5 minutes. Perfect for a long weekend. Manager and owner are very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct Musical Festival
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Pool Heating-Weekly $175
Cleaning Service $155
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1757 sq. ft.
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 and 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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