Mid-century/desert modern houses
The Alexander Construction Company almost single handedly changed the face of Palm Springs between 1955-1965, building nearly 2,500 post & beam mid-century modern homes and doubling the city’s population in the process.
These modern homes have since been dubbed the “Alexanders,” a large portion of which were built near the popular Racquet Club and were spearheaded by architect William Krisel (Palmer & Krisel), circa 1959-1961.
Krisel’s use of standardized building elements, switching up footprint orientations and rooflines, and integrating indoor with outdoor living, made the “Alexanders” affordable, appealing and highly sought after … even today. Especially today!
Brothers Jack & Bernie Meiselman also built affordable post & beam tract homes in Palm Springs, circa 1959-1960, which shared many of the same attributes as the Alexander homes. About 300 “Meiselmans” are sprinkled around Palm Springs, many of which can be found in the Racquet Club Road Estates.
This awesome retro neighborhood is located around the vicinity of Victoria Park, just to the north and south of E. Racquet Club Road., bordered by Avenida Caballeros and North Indian Canyon (approximately).
For more information, and for a detailed map of the Racquet Club Road Estates neighborhood, click here.
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