Palm Springs Mod Squad Tours

Mid-century modern tours

For a quick, comprehensive and fun tour of desert modernism at its best, Palm Springs Mod Squad Architecture & Design Tours is perfect for those with limited time … and at a brisk 90 minutes, their Essentials Tour is a great primer on the Palm Springs modernist movement with an emphasis on its architects, Hollywood lineage, and more.

Local designer, writer, and all around bon vivant, Kurt Cyr, is your tour guide, whose enthusiasm and knowledge is evident when describing terms like cantilever, brise-soleil and shadow block to guests before whisking them away in his 6 seater van to see some of the area’s best residential and commercial structures.

Mod Squad also offers an Interiors Tour for those who crave something a little more up close and personal; visiting three different mid-century modern homes built in the post-war era where Cyr focuses on interior design and the desert modern esthetic.

Most tours depart from the Saguaro Hotel and custom tours are also available. Check their website for more details.

The photos above represent examples of what you might see on this tour.

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