Desert HOA Communities February 27, 2024

Modernism Tour: Royal Hawaiian Estates Inspire Tiki Lifestyle

Palm Springs, CA

Modernism Week is in full swing and event goers who got to experience the Royal Hawaiian Estates, designed by Donald Wexler/Richard Harrison were treated to the tiki lifestyle. The development was originally built for the local Jewish community who were excluded from many communities at the time the development was built. Proceeds support the ongoing restoration of the property back to its 1961 concept.

Backyard Tiki Bar

With 40 condominium units in 12 buildings, the Royal Hawaiian Estates is “known for its hip, tiki-inspired Polynesian architecture” … “featuring iconic “tiki apexes”, “flying sevens”, and roofline “teeth” and “ladder extensions”. The development was designated as Palm Springs’ first historic residential district in 2010.

Royal Hawaiian Estates Bedroom

During the Modernism tour of over eight featured homes, event goers were able to experience the music by the Desert Ukulele Marching Band and guests were invited to a separate ticketed late afternoon cocktail party with live Hawaiian entertainment.

For more on Modernism Week, click here.

The Author, Eric Gray, is a REALTOR®️ with Better Homes and Gardens Desert Lifestyle Properties, CA DRE 02225444