"The mission of Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization is to embrace our diverse identity as a community while fostering appreciation of our architectural heritage
and strengthening the quality of life for current and future neighbors."
Vista Las Palmas
Vista Las Palmas is a stunning neighborhood of lovingly restored Mid-Century homes. Their modernist designs create seamless indoor/outdoor spaces and a casual lifestyle which takes advantage of the crisp, dry desert climate and soaring mountain views.
Our homes represent the iconic examples of mid-century architecture and were designed by world famous architects of that era. Most homes have stunning, meticulously-designed additions which respect the integrity of the original architecture. Many have been highlighted in TV commercials, movie scenes, photo spreads in architecture magazines and TV documentaries about midcentury architecture.
With the advent of residential air-conditioning, Hollywood celebrities were first to discover our neighborhood in the 1950’ - close enough that they could quickly return to their studios if called. The designs and layouts were cutting edge at that time—architecture which utilized glass, concrete, terrazzo, and exposed wood beams to reflect the Southern California Modernist style. Entertainment industry executives, actors and actresses continue to own homes in our neighborhood and are joined by a diverse mix of year-round residents from all over the world.
Aside from the unique curb appeal of these homes, we’re a neighborhood that cares. Last year, our organization donated over $30,000 from our annual Modernism Week Home Tour to local charities including the Palm Springs Police Canine Fund; Well in the Desert feeding program for homeless families; the Palm Springs Animal Shelter; Build-a-Bike for children of our valley’s migrant farm workers; portable defibrillators for our city’s first responder fleet; our local AIDS Assistance Program; the Palm Springs Art Museum; Digicom; and the Palm Springs High School Scholarship Fund.