For the Midcentury Modern fans,’s Patrick Sisson recently took a look at the Palm Springs retreat created by architect Albert Frey for famed industrial designer Raymond Loewry. Loewy’s work spanned industries (from locomotives to the silhouette of the Coca-Cola bottle). Sisson writes that it makes sense that this Palm Springs retreat, initially meant as a bachelor pad when conceived and built in the late ‘40s, would showcase the same beautiful simplicity as Loewy’s work.

Sisson notes that the home is a curved glass pavilion set amid the desert landscape, featuring a large illuminated pool which extends into the living room, making it a great setting for parties. Minimal to the extreme, the $60,000 residence fit the owner’s aesthetic and lifestyle. At the time, Frey’s stylish design sat across from a home Richard Neutra had designed for Edgar Kaufmann, a famous patron of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Swiss-born architect Frey, one of the founding fathers of Palm Springs modernism, created a series of iconic buildings in the area, such as the Tramway Gas Station, as well as a small home for himself on the summit of Mount San Jacinto.

Patrick Sisson’s original article features a link to a virtual tour of the property, as originally built, created by Archilogic. You can also check out their tours of unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright projects, including the Ralph Jester House and Dr. Hugh Pratt Home on their website. To read the original article and take the virtual tour, please visit: