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Rasmussen Benzler Residence

Palm Springs, California

2012

This extensive remodeling project resulted in a dramatic transformation of a 1970's single-story courtyard townhouse.  Unique to Palm Springs, the design is reflective of the owners' passion for 1940's Streamline Moderne interior design and Hollywood glamour, and provides a showcase for the owners' furnishings from that period.  The design features built-in furniture and cabinetry and extensive custom detailing, all tailored to specific functional requirements from the owners.

 

The material and finish pallet is minimal, resulting in an calm and elegant interior environment.  To enhance the psychological and physical connection between interior and courtyard spaces, existing door openings to the courtyard have been widened and fitted with frameless, stackable glass panels, enabling indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in the desert climate.  The design also features a small pool with outdoor shower, a built-in barbeque, and other desert living amenities.

 

This project represents the third successful collaboration with this client.

Photography

Todd Verwers