(Calypso Palms Homeowner Julie Showcasing Her Living Room As Part Of Modernism Week)
Palm Springs, CA
Modernism Week is still going strong in Palm Springs and as a part of today’s Modernism tour, Calypso Palms, a unique and alluring 12 unit condominium complex was showcased.
The fun and colorful residential complex originally known as Andee Palms, constructed in 1959-1960, was built as a hotel. It is located just down the block from the famous and still popular Purple Room located inside Hotel Trinidad. This is where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack used to perform. Hotel rates for the original Andee Palms during the summer heat went as low as $10 a night.
Since then, the development became apartments and then subsequently became a well preserved and maintained midcentury condominium time capsule, Calypso Palms. The residential complex showcases 1 and 2 bedroom condos averaging 800-825 square feet where many owners preserved original kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, hardware, tile, and counterops.
Because of its close proximity to The Purple Room, the Calypso Palms during its hotel days used to serve as executive residences for Hotel Trinidad and had many celebrities stayed there.
And why wouldn’t they? Each condominium has incredible design elements that are still sought after today including, angled roof lines, living room fireplaces, decorative block walls, and clerestory windows.
(Living Room Fireplace with Decorative Block Walls)
(Calypso Palms Bedroom Showcasing Decorative Block Walls)
Calypso Palms is one of the many fascinating tours as part of Palm Springs Modernism week. The modern day residential complex is located on fee land and today’s condominiums fetch over $400K for their history, location, and preserved style.