Situated in the south end of Palm Springs lies the neighborhood of Twin Palms. The development received it name, for the pair of palms that were planted in the front yard of each home. It was the first of many neighborhoods developed by Los Angeles builders George and Robert Alexander starting in 1957. The neighborhood features mostly mid-century homes with soaring butterfly roofs designed by Palmer & Krisel.
One such home is the Menrad Residence. Here let’s take a tour.
The dining area and living room share a generous space with dramatically sloping ceilings. A wall of roman-stacked brick showcases a vintage George Nelson electric clock.
A mid-century modern sofa is made even more mod with a collection vintage and retro pillows featuring patterns from the Swiss designer Verner Panton. An Eames surfboard coffee table holds a collection of architectural and design books.
Eero Saarinen’s marble tulip table and chairs provides deluxe dining in this thoroughly modern home.
The kitchen is new, but pays homage to its mid century roots with perforated acrylic panels reminiscent of fiberglass panels of the 1950′s and Harry Bertoia’s wire counter stool. A collection of vintage cigarette lighters harken to another time.