Twin Palms enjoys a very desirable South Palm Springs location, it’s quiet but still close to downtown. Most of the homes here were built in the early 1950’s by the George Alexander Construction Company, with design plans created by William Krisel. They’re classified as Mid-Century modern in style and are much sought after, having grown to iconic status over the years. The design is characterized by post and beam construction, a style which allowed the architect to minimize the number of interior walls and hallways. The Twin Palms homes also have lots of sliding glass doors and large windows, making them bright and airy.
The Neighborhood of Twin Palms
The Mid-Century style really does open houses up to the splendid out of doors, and offers an almost seamless transition between inside and out. Krisel was one of the first to experiment with this style in Palm Springs. While he used only a few floor plans, they could be flipped to offer variations, and there was a choice of roof line, such as the butterfly, half butterfly, or folded plate. Krisel even specified certain geometric shapes to use in landscape design, with heavy use of decorative rock and gravel for the infill. With the resurgence of interest over the last twenty years or so in the designs of the period, many of the homes in Twin Palms have been restored to their original design with materials true to the period.
Some scattered homes in the neighborhood of Twin Palms have been custom built in other designs and as recently as in the last ten years.
Fun fact: The name of the Twin Palms neighborhood derives from the builder’s decision to plant two palm trees on each property so that buyers would have a little kick start in landscaping their properties.
Price ranges change over time, so for the most current prices for homes in Twin Palms, call Dick. He’ll be glad to arrange viewings and discuss with you all your options for living in this area.
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