Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

“Leisure Life” Weekend – March 22-24, 2013

Leisure Life Weekend is a celebration of south Palm Springs’ unique collection of midcentury “lifestyle” condominiums. Included in the weekend is the publication of a PSPF tribute journal (authored by board member Erik Rosenow) which places these fascinating condominiums in their respective social, historical and architectural contexts. Through rarely-seen vintage photographs and advertisements, the tribute journal captures the allure of the “leisure lifestyle” and the glamour it promised to middle-class home buyers.

The celebratory weekend kicks-off with a swanky Friday evening cocktail party. The Saturday house tour focuses on the Canyon View Estates condominium complex (designed by architect William Krisel) but features the best of other notable south Palm Springs condominium developments. The Sunday house tour of the Kings Point condominium complex shows how the lifestyle condominium phenomenon matured into modernist designs bordering on the “lavish.”

Leisure Life Weekend

Schedule and Tickets


Friday, March 22

5-8PM Opening Night Cocktail Party SOLD OUT

Join us for an enjoyable evening at one of the largest golf course-adjacent units in the Kings Point condominium complex. This stunning modernist home, designed by architect William Krisel in 1967, has been recently renovated and features beautiful interior design by Luis Ortega (principal of Luis Ortega Interiors). Upon arrival guests will be greeted with a “country club cocktail” specially created to celebrate the weekend. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served.

Saturday, March 23

10AM-4PM House Tour SOLD OUT

Take a fascinating tour of more than a dozen condominium units in south Palm Springs’ that capture the midcentury “leisure lifestyle.” Included are units found in Canyon View Estates (1962) and Villa Roma (1964), among others. Refreshments will be served at the last tour house in Canyon View Estates. “Leisure Life” tribute journal author Erik Rosenow will be available to sign journals and answer questions. Price includes a copy of the 36-page journal and a collectible tour map. A one-hour lunch break is scheduled.

Check-in is from 9:30-10:30AM at The Indian Canyons Golf Resort (1100 East Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs).


Sunday, March 24

9AM-12:30PM Champagne Breakfast & House Tour SOLD OUT

To complete your “Leisure Life” Weekend experience, join us for a champagne breakfast at The Indian Canyons Golf Resort (formerly the Canyon Country Club) designed by midcentury architect Donald Wexler in 1962. After breakfast enjoy a tour of several condominium homes in the nearby Kings Point condominium complex designed by architect William Krisel in 1967. Price includes a copy of the 36-page journal and a collectible tour map.

The champagne breakfast is included in the price of your $60 ticket. When seated tour goers will be asked to make a breakfast selection from this menu.

Check-in is from 9:00AM-10AM and breakfast is from 9:00AM-10:30AM at The Indian Canyons Golf Resort (1100 East Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs). The house tour begins at 10AM and ends at 12:30PM.

Additional details and instructions will be provided after ticket purchase.


“Leisure Life” Weekend Partners


Paul Kaplan
Gary Wexler Design
Just Modern
Signs by Tomorrow
Team Haverkate
Richard Allen
Joe Simeone
Palm Springs Historical Society


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