The Cool House: Vacation in a Krisel Home

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vacation in a Krisel Home


After blogging about William Krisel recently I really want to go to Palm Springs and tour some of his houses. Then serendipity strikes. It seems not only could I go look, but I can actually stay in one. This completely restored 1957 Alexander House can be rented by the night, week or month from owner Chris Menrad.
It seems there are plenty of other mid-century modern vacation homes out there if you know where to look. Time Magazine has selected a few, including Frank Sinatra's desert home from the Rat Pack days. I hear the happy sound of cocktails being poured right now.

4 comments:

jonamacpro said...

I know that house! I've filmed it!

iloveupstate.com said...

I want to go to estate sales and thrift shops near Palm Springs...

modernemama said...

I want to stay in it. Can't wait to see the film!

krisel keeper said...

Hi. Modern Mamma. I just found your blog from The Brick House....and found your commentary on the Krisel house. Did you get to stay in it? We actually live in a Krisel house in Los Angeles. Our community was the first one he designed for the Alexander company. Our homes have not been as well preserved as some others but we're trying to bring ours back to its glory. Love reading your blog and your remodel projects.