Modernism Week, the 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design and architecture, makes its return to Palm Springs this week (Feb. 14-24). Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has long supported this festival of desert glamour—but this year, the company will also be exclusively marketing five classic Hollywood Regency style homes designed by John Elgin Woolf as part of the Designer Showcase at Marrakesh Country Club.
“We wanted to reintroduce Marrakesh Country Club—once known as ‘The Jewel of the Desert’—to the world, and Modernism Week afforded us the perfect opportunity,” said Gena Corbett, chair of Marrakesh Country Club. “We want to remind people why it’s such an exceptional place to live. When you step beyond our signature pink walls and tour these wonderfully re-envisioned homes, it’s almost like stepping back in time when stars like Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Errol Flynn, Greta Garbo and John Wayne vacationed here—but with a contemporary twist.”
Presented in conjunction with Modernism Week, the properties have been artfully reimagined by some of California’s most notable interior designers. Each home reflects a theme, ranging from Hollywood Glamour and Moroccan Modern to Modern Baroque and Country Retreat. Original details have been stunningly preserved, giving the single-story homes a distinct vintage feel that recall Palm Desert’s glamorous past: Pullman Entries, Mansard Roofs, large double-car attached garages,10-foot ceilings, large walk-in closets, private courtyards and spacious back terraces overlooking the beautiful landscaping of the historic country club. Represented by Esther Pelech and Didona Marcinkevicious from Coldwell Banker’s onsite office at Marrakesh Country Club, the homes are part of Palm Desert’s colorful architectural history. Prices are expected to range from $425,000 to $650,000.
Tickets are available online at www.modernismweek.com for $35. For more information about purchasing one of the Designer Showcase homes, contact Esther Pelech at (760) 413-2257 or Didona Marcinkevicius at (760) 641-6990.