Posted on February 04 2016
Timing is always one of the biggest challenges when tackling a renovation and that was certainly the case with this home. Interior designer Joel Dessaules had just three months to renovate and decorate the house so it would be ready for its close up during the 2014 Modernism Week Home Tours.
“However, while it [the time constraint] could be viewed as a negative, I was able to use the deadline to make seemingly impossible things happen in just the perfect sequence,” says Dessaules.
“The concept was to create a private swim club vibe in a home that was very relaxed and totally livable. As a New Englander, I take great respect in how I approach renovations. The result is a home that maintains the authenticity of a 1969 midcentury modern home while bringing it into the present.’
The 3,900-square-foot residence is located on the fairway in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs and features five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
“Curb appeal is your first chance to make a great impression, so it is always on our priority list,” says Dessaules. “While the front of this home was brought to the future with a new aluminum and frosted glass garage door, faux-turf, and LED lighting, we brought the home to the past by installing a slump block planter and designed the decorative screens for the two alcoves in the block wall to evoke a Moroccan vibe found in other elements in the home’s interior.
Photography by Scott Van Dyke