A Forgotten Architectural Gem Rises in the California Desert

A mother-daughter team spent $1.345 million rescuing an abandoned Palm Springs home built by Albert Frey in 1935

香蕉视频苹果下载 During Modernism Week in Palm Springs, when thousands descend on this small desert town in California to bask in Midcentury Modern architecture, a coveted ticket is a tour of Frey House II, Switzerland-born architect Albert Frey’s landmark hillside residence.

But what about the first house Frey designed in Palm Springs—the one that set him on the path as a pioneer of Desert Modernism? In 2015, it sat uninhabited, mutilated by additions, with stained carpets and a gas leak. Local hotel owner Marina Rossi spotted it while...