diamond in the rough: albert frey's desert masterpiece 04/17

Diamond in the Rough: Albert Frey’s Desert Masterpiece

Walk with us through the architect’s iconic Palm Springs home — boulder and all — and find out how it came to be

 

Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor

 

I went to Palm Springs in February expecting to enjoy the exuberant midcentury homes on display for Modernism Week. What really caught my eye was something very different: a modest house perched on a rocky slope on the outskirts of town, designed by architect Albert Frey.

 

Albert Frey's Desert Masterpiece

A giant boulder original to the site separates the home’s living and dining areas from the bedroom. Photo from Dan Chavkin

 

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