A Los Angeles client recently came to Yankee Barn Homes with a challenge: build a unique house blending the handmade qualities and traditions of post and beam with materials which included stucco, steel, timber, poured concrete, stainless steel, and plenty of glass allowing for an abundance of light. Wow….! This is “thinking outside the box”, and we love it. If it includes timbers (or even if it doesn’t), we can do it! We call it The Palm Springs as this name captures the glamor, sophistication and flair of mid-century architecture. It is ground zero for Desert Modernism, a.k.a, the Mecca of modernism. This house follows in that tradition, new but old, utilizing the concept of the indoor/outdoor house, which blurs the boundaries between inside and the out of doors.
Yankee Barn Homes Presents The Palm Springs
Unique features of The Palm Springs Include:
Formal entry foyer leads to an informal courtyard behind, with indoor/outdoor fireplace
Flat roof system, a first for YBH
Horizontal vs. vertical plan
Garage used as a privacy buffer and arch statement for pool and yard behind
Back of the House is open to dramatic views of hills beyond
Guest bedrooms are isolated on the 2nd floor so, when the owner is home without guests, the house functions as a smaller home.
The Palm Springs integrates the YBH unique insulating panel system while the flat roof will accommodate solar panels to heat pool and provide hot water.
Yankee Barn Homes The Palm Springs Floor Plans