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Midcentury Modern Meets Eco-Friendly Home Design

I’m passionate about “green” living, sustainability, eco-friendly and mid-century modern design.  I’ve been lucky to be able to pursue these interests on various trips to Palm Springs, CA, which is a hub of mid-century modern design.  Back in February, I was down in the California desert during Palm Springs Modernism Week.  It’s a fun week filled with lectures, films, and house tours.  Usually the homes are among the most iconic of midcentury modern style.

On one of this year’s home tours,  I got to see a home built in 2007 from a true mid-century design.  The home was designed in 1955 by California architect, William Krisel, but was built with today’s energy standards and features in mind.  It’s a really cool combination of midcentury design matched with eco-friendly energy standards.

The article was first posted on Windermere’s blog where you can read it in its entirety.  Hey, if you love midcentury modern.  Check out Palm Springs, California sometime and try to make it to Modernism Week.  By the way, William Krisel also designed the House of Tomorrow, which became the honeymoon hideaway of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

Mid-century Modern Incorporates energy saving standards

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Meets Todays Energy Standards