The Kaufmann Desert House

Posted February 2nd, 2010 by design4men and filed in Architecture, Interior Design
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The Kaufmann Desert House designed by Richard Neutra is a mid-century modern architectural icon. The stunning structure located in Palm Springs, CA played a major role in the rejuvenated interest in mid-century modern style in the 1920s and continues to blow our minds today. Designed in 1946 for department store tycoon Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., who also commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design Fallingwater, the home blends elegantly into the desert landscape, blurring inside and outside space. Volumes articulated by horizontal planes jet out from a central core creating a pinwheel form with radial movement.  I thought it was time for a blast from the past and the home is one of the finest of the 20th century.

Images from New York Times.  Click here for complete slide show.

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  1. [...] I had to include one of my all time favorite homes which also includes a fabulous pool.  Check out this recent D4M article for more info on the home, by clicking here. [...]

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