Palm Springs was the famous hangout of the Rat Pack, including the likes of of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. A generation of talented architects—William F. Cody, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, and others—also played here, using Palm Springs as a testing ground for their innovative designs. Embracing desert living and its intense climate, clean lines, long overhangs, and easy transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces became the hallmarks of mid-century modern architecture. Today, design enthusiasts are rediscovering these architectural treasures.
Photos by Joshua McVeity.