Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Kirk Douglas Residence Tour

Saturday, October 21, 2017

PSPF was proud to present a tour of the storied Kirk Douglas Residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Designed by famous modernist architect Donald Wexler and built by Robert Higgins in 1954, the home was originally commissioned as a spec house by R. S. Howard (heir to the Seabiscuit racing fortune). Douglas purchased the house in early 1957 and made some minor changes to the house for his family. The home has recently undergone a sensitive renovation uncovering some of the original architectural features. Included with the tour was a copy of PSPF’s tribute journal Donald Wexler: Architect. (Photos Mood Creative)



In the Media

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  October 29, 2017, Desert Star (The Kirk Douglas House tour)
  October 10, 2017, Atomic Ranch (The Top 5 Events You Can't Miss At Mod Week Fall Preview 2017)
  October 2017, Desert Entertainer (Modernism Week Fall Preview: architecture, education and parties galore)
  August 18, 2017, Palm Springs Life (The Home of Spartacus)
  July 31, 2017, Los Angeles Times (A taste of the Modernism Show)

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