At Tamarisk, A Sublime Reinvention, $5.8MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
At Rancho Mirage’s famed Tamarisk Country Club, the design/build firm Studio Veren has completely re-imagined a classic 1959 desert dwelling by architect Val Powelson. Eschewing the standard all-white interiors so common in renovations, they’ve employed deep tones and wood paneling while honoring the home’s Mid-Century design pedigree.
Val Powelson [1927-1994] was one of the many architects working in the desert communities of Coachella Valley in the post-WWII boom, creating what we see today as Desert Modern. Known for his sweeping rooflines and effortless open spaces, Powelson, originally trained as an engineer, began his career as a contractor in the LA area and later became an architect, eventually partnering with Robert Marx (the nephew of Groucho) to create a design/build firm that specialized in luxury dwellings in the area, especially at the celebrity haven that was Tamarisk.
The spectacular site, directly on the golf course, is nonetheless sheltered by mature landscaping.
Inside, the warm and evocative interior is a haven from the desert within an elegant, immaculately detailed composition.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details, plus a video that tells the story best. An exceptional opportunity to own a significant Mid-Century property brought gracefully into the 21st century, represented by architecture specialist Jeff Kohl at The Agency.
Go to Studio Veren’s website for more information about this comprehensive renovation, including before/after images. And for a really deep dive into the architecture at Tamarisk, go to Preservation Mirage on YouTube.
Photo Credit: Andrew Bramasco for The Agency