Desert One – Jim Jennings
Architecture & Interiors
On a recent trip to Palm Springs, we’re fortunate to have been on a tour of some of the interesting homes in Palm Springs. Known for the greatest collections of mid-century modern architecture in the world, here is a new but timeless expression of architectural art that truly captures the essence of the era, one that is sure to be appreciated well into the next century. “Desert One” by Jim Jennings, AIA, was built as his private retreat. The flat roof cantilevers over 2 long I beams that run the width of the pavilion. Windows just underneath the roof line bring in light while protecting from the direct hot desert sun. The sliding doors let in more light with the white walls heightening the effect.
At first look, a white monolith rising from the desert floor, perfectly sited and firmly rooted into 2/3 acres of untouched natural desert terrain. Private, protected behind tall walls, ‘Desert One’ has approximately 300 sq feet of interior space on a 2,800 sq ft compound of seamless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining space, executed in concrete, steel and glass, constructed with exacting fit and finish. Once inside the wide front door that automatically clicks shut with precision, you’re in another world. Here, Jim Jennings created a tranquil modern sanctuary, ideally suited for one or two
Have an infinitely modern day!