Desert Hot Springs Motel

We did a little self guided “Desert Modernism” tour.  A lot of the buildings of significance in Palm Springs were the works of Albert Frey.  Lautner’s work populated the area also.  We didn’t make it to the Bob Hope House or the Elrod House but we did drive to the less resorty neighbourhood to visit the Desert Hot Springs Motel.  The property was recently purchased for $425,000 plus closing costs.  Not bad for a piece of history.  It’s kinda a mess right now and looks a bit sad.  The new owners anticipate the motel will re-open in 2010, in order to coincide with the Hammer’s John Lautner exhibit move to the Palm Springs Desert Museum.


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