Title: Steel House
Subject: Mid Century Modern Design House
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Sizes: 8"x8" to 20"x20" (HxW)
Aspect Ratio: 1:1
Mid-Century architecture at its best! In 1961 Modernist architect Donald Wexler designed a project to create an entire Palm Springs subdivision of nearly 40 homes, all to be made out of prefab steel and glass. He believed that steel was ideal for desert building as it was economical and stood tough against sun, heat, and wind. Deemed too costly, the development was never completed, and the seven original homes were largely forgotten. Wexler's prefab groundbreakers were rediscovered in the early 1990s, and most of the buildings have been carefully restored and designated a Class 1 Historic property by the City of Palm Springs. The historic homes are located in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood.