In early 2008, I remember receiving a J.Crew catalog that included this Palm Springs home as its amazing backdrop. I’ve pretty much been obsessed ever since.
Designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946, the Kaufmann House is famous for its huge sliding glass walls and bedrooms that open up right onto patios. It’s the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. I’ve recently come to really love the look of mid-century homes, and this one is no exception! Here’s more about it from Wikipedia:
This five-bedroom, five-bathroom vacation house in Palm Springs, California was designed to emphasize connection to the desert landscape while offering shelter from harsh climatic conditions. Large sliding glass walls open the living spaces and master bedroom to adjacent patios. Major outdoor rooms are enclosed by a row of movable vertical fins that offer flexible protection against sandstorms and intense heat.
A combined living and dining space, roughly square, lies at the center of the house. While the house favors an east-west axis, four long perpendicular wings extend in each cardinal direction from the living areas. Thoughtful placement of larger rooms at the end of each wing helps define adjacent outdoor rooms, with circulation occurring both indoors and out.
When I think of Palm Springs vacation homes, the Kaufmann House is pretty much what comes to mind. What do you think? Could you handle waking up with all that natural light and then sliding open your glass wall for a dip in the pool? I think the answer is pretty obvious.