Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Modernism Week: Krisel House

This next Palm Springs Home Tour brings us to a house designed by the architect Krisel.  Known for translating mid century modern designs from custom to tract homes; he brought modernist living to the masses.  

While subdivisions in Palm Springs famously showcase his designs, his work spans from L.A. to San Diego.  This was news to me, as many homes and buildings in San Diego that I must have driven by hundreds of times were designed by Krisel.

Here we can see an example of his work.  Unlike the custom home I featured before, this home invariably lacks some of the original touches, but has some very tastefully done updates.  The current owner attempted to retain the authentic character of the home, keeping in line with the mid century modern furnishings and decor.

This oven has been updated.  The owner purchased a retro Viking oven to blend in with the surroundings.

Clean lines and open living, that easily transition from indoor to outdoor is evident.  This home is very livable.  Krisel is old school in his philosophy, believing that to be among the best you must start drawing at least by High School otherwise you missed your window.  

His prolific portfolio may reveal this to be true or there may be some room for talented architects that are otherwise late bloomers.  As someone who neglected my creative side for some time, I tend to strongly favor the latter--it's never too late to follow your passions, and perhaps even be very talented at whatever that may be.  You be the judge?

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