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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 + 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Cohen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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.


Warm Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1757 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 5
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Iconic Albert Frey/Robson Chambers Mid-Century Modern, shot by Julius Shulman
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
Seattle, WA

Great design and comfortable chic

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to add to previous superlative reviews. The property manager and owners are wonderfully helpful - you certainly don't always find that at every rental. The home and grounds and the high quality linens, dishware, appliances and furniture all add up to a feeling akin to the luxury life! The pool at night, with fire pit crackling and uplit towering palms is absolutely stunning. I cannot imagine even considering another property in the Springs. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mid-century escape

  • 5 of 5

Home was lovely and quiet. Super clean and well stocked. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunny Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at the house. We love the privacy, the all-day sunshine (with various shady spots throughout the day too), the pool with mountain views, the ping pong table, and the beautifully appointed furnishings in the house. The bed is very comfy and we love the floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel like you're practically outside all the time. Lots of space. Plus, the location is terrific - close to everything but very quiet. You really get into the mid-century Palm Springs vibe here!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for a relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The architecture of the home and the well curated decor is such a rare find in vacation rentals. We spent hours relaxing in the pool and hanging out in the beautiful grounds. The property was very well appointed, had everything we needed and was close to everything. The owner and property manager were very accommodating and helpful. We have found our new Palm Springs destination and can't wait to return!

Chloe, Jason and Ian

Los Angeles, CA

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! The house is absolutely stunning and was very comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed the pool and the beautiful architecture and interior design of the home. The owner was super helpful and communicated well. I really look forward to staying at this home again in the near future. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Warm Sands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $155
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pool Heating-Weekly $175
Pet Fee $150

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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