Whip It Ranch

Palm Desert, California
A Mid-Century Gem Restored by an Eighties Icon

Like many of the local gems scattered throughout the desert communities, this modern vacation rental in Palm Desert traces its roots back to the mid-century architectural boom by some of the era's most celebrated architects. 

Built and designed in 1963 by the team of Patten & Wild, this home's artistic pedigree jumps ahead to the '80s, with the co-founder of the band Devo who bought and expertly restored it. A mid-century modern aficionado, he carefully maintained many of the original period details such as the glass and textile block walls, both slate and cork floors, and the split rock fireplace, while skillfully integrating modern amenities.