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Buy the Modernist Palm Springs House of the Architect Who Invented Palm Springs Modernism

Images via <a href="">The Wexler House</a>
Images via The Wexler House

Donald Wexler pretty much invented the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic of Palm Springs that everyone knows today, arriving for a six-month assignment in the early 1950s and staying for decades, meanwhile pioneering the steel-framed Modernist houses the city's known for today. Now the Mid-Century Modern Palm Springs house that he built for himself and his family back in 1955 is up for sale (the Wexlers sold it in the 1990s).

The trademark piece of mid-century living comes with an open floor plan and plenty of windows, in classic Wexler style, along with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It's been modernized, but the remodel was supervised by Wexler himself back in 2008, in what he called "the final evolution of his aesthetic." (The remodel was even awarded the title of Preservation of the Year from the LA Conservancy's Modern Committee in 2009.) The house now features a modern kitchen, saltwater pool, desert landscaping, garage, and a privacy hedge to cover all those floor-to-ceiling glass walls. It's asking $1.75 million.

· The Wexler House [Official site]
· Remembering Donald Wexler, the Inventor of Palm Springs Modernism [Curbed LA]