Palm Desert entrance

Palm Desert

A new residence for the architect’s parents located in a country club development with strict design guidelines governing many of the exterior characteristics of the building (pitched roof required, etc). The house found its inspiration in the classic west-coast ranch house style — a single story structure with low-pitched sloped roofs and an open, asymmetrical floor plan centered around the backyard pool and patio. The house is clad in a protective layer of stone cladding and zinc roofing against the harsh desert sun. Views out to the desert landscape, sunlight, shade, easy outdoor living, grandkids racing about; these are the qualities that most factored into the design.

Palm Desert patio
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Palm Desert kitchen
Palm Desert kitchen
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Palm Desert bathroom
Palm Desert exterior
Palm Desert exterior
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Palm Desert bathroom
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Location: Palm Desert, CA
Contractor: Stoker Construction
Interior furnishings: Audrey Alberts
Building area: 4,000sf
Completion: 2008
Photography: David Glomb