This Home in Palm Springs, California Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape
2022 Best of Year Winner for Small Country House
Spanning an arroyo backdropped by the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, the 3,800-square-foot weekend retreat by Woods + Dangaran perches lightly above existing boulders so as not to impact the rugged terrain. It’s that terrain that determined everything about the Miesian house, from its orientation and floor plan to its exterior materials and interior finishes. The visual language mirrors the natural landscape to create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience while also providing a sense of comfort that’s completely man-made. The rooms’ muted palette—sage greens, dusty pinks, sandy browns—blends with the desert colors, as do the tones and textures of the various woods throughout, including the custom oak dining table, walnut side tables, and teak poolside lounges. Plush furnishings complete the quiet, contemplative interiors, which glory in unobstructed views of the valley below.
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