Cooper Residence, Palm Springs
Tuesday 15 Jul 2014


When North-western natives, the Coopers, decided to move to one of Palm Springs' golf communities after retiring from Nike and teaching, modernism was far from their minds. But they became converts when they saw the low-slung, flat-roofed homes of Seven Lakes - a 1960's golf community of 350+ homes designed by Ric A. Harrison who, along with his business partner Donald Wexler, helped make Palm Springs a hub of mid-century modernism.

The Coopers selected a 1,600 sq ft. two bedroom home in Seven Lakes. The wall of glass opening to the fairway and mountains beyond really sold them. They wanted the renovation to respect the architecture and incorporate sustainable design while making it a fun place to entertain.

Moore Ruble Yudell did a complete renovation to the rooms, including new doors, windows, and openings between the kitchen and living room. Updates were done to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and AV systems. All rooms received new lighting, finishes, Millwork, art and furniture. Classic Mid-century modern furnishings clearly reinforce the Architectural period. Mid-century inspired tiles and textiles by Angela Adams complement the existing palette and textured block walls throughout. Outdoors, the courtyard has a new BBQ, water feature, landscaping, and a new fire pit with book matched Calcutta marble, designed to reflect the San Jacinto mountain range to the west. 


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