MyHouzz: Photography Sets Tone in Palm Springs Mid-Century
Photo: Marni Epstein-Mervis © 2018 Houzz
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House at a GlanceWho lives here: Dane Kealoha and Christopher JohnsonLocation: Palm Springs, California Size: 1,225 square feet (114 square meters); three bedrooms, 2½ bathsYear built: 1959Dane Kealoha and Christopher Johnson had long dreamed of finding their own piece of Palm Springs, California, perfection. The couple even went as far as to outfit their 1959 Portland, Oregon, ranch home as a midcentury Palm Springs-style oasis. In 2016, Kealoha and Johnson finally made the jump, purchasing a half-finished flip they found in Palm Springs’ historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood. Despite the home’s unfinished state, they knew they’d found a gem. The 1959 home was designed by famed Southern California architect William Krisel and built by Alexander Construction Co., and the pool featured virtually unobstructed mountain views.The couple spent six months landscaping, making mechanical upgrades and overhauling the entry courtyard to turn the house into their midcentury dream home. Kealoha’s love of California photographer Slim Aarons was the primary inspiration when it came to designing and personalizing the interiors. Aarons’ photos dot the walls of the home and provide the color palette for each room.The homage continues poolside with yellow-and-white striped pool umbrellas, much like those seen in the photos above the sofa in the living room in the next photo. The umbrellas are from the local True Value hardware store, which Kealoha calls “the best True Value ever” because of its stylish and economical finds.