Atomic Ranch

Atomic Ranch Spring 2021


Glean from homeowners, designers, builders and architects as they share their expert insight on the style. Their stories of house hunting and renovation are sure to inspire.

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Engaged Media


a love letter to the place i call home

The Palm Springs issue truly has a special spot in my heart. I’ve been a full-time resident in the area for five years now, and I’m inspired every single day by the incredible nature and architecture right outside my door. Sure, I marvel at the iconic custom-built homes that we all know, like the House of Tomorrow and the Kaufmann House, but what really means the most to me are the architectural treasures found in our everyday public spaces. Perusing books at the Palm Springs library is also a chance to be inside a William F. Cody building. Escaping to the cooler temps in the San Jacinto Mountains via the Aerial Tramway showcases the designs of Albert Frey, Robson Chambers and E. Stewart Williams along the way. For the fifth year,…

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World Architecture: Bosjes Chapel Built on a South African vineyard, this chapel’s undulating silhouette is only the beginning. Learn more about the design and inspiration of this stunning chapel. An Undersung Woman of Firsts Beverly Loraine Greene in her 41 years of life was very accomplished—including designing the UNESCO United Nations Headquarters building in Paris—and is the first known female African American architect. On the Market This historic-status 1962 home on 10 acres of Spokane lakefront is on the market. Which means we get to take a peek inside this sprawling Mid Century Modern gem! The Vintage Pivot An eye for design, a pandemic and the need for new furniture combined to form the vintage shop Curated Haus. Follow us online on Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram daily! LOOK FOR THIS THROUGHOUT THE ISSUE TO SEE WHAT EXTRA CONTENT…

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table essentials

1. Solomon coffee table, $2,725. (313) 731-2485 or huntandnoyer.com. 2. Nelson Thin Edge bedside table, $1,695. (888) 798-0202 or store.hermanmiller.com. 3. Fin end table by Cristian Wicha for BDI, $749. (888) 441-2781 or ylighting.com. 4. Mid Century Modern end table with magazine rack, $249. (888) 850-3348 or woodwaves.com. 5. 1950s atomic coffee table by Cesare Lacca for Cassina, $2,400. (415) 497-6626 or midcenturymobler.com. 6. Flagg tambour coffee table, $1,849. (888) 401-1900 or rejuvenation.com. 7. Florence KnollTM coffee table 23" x 23", $847. Visit knoll.com. 8. Splay leg table and tray by George Nakashima from Knoll, $2,143. (888) 441-2781 or ylighting.com. 9. Monday side table, $216. (866) 261-9837 or danishdesignstore.com. 10. Hairpin accent table, $49.95. Visit revivalsstores.com. 11. Vintage 1960s Danish Mid Century Modern teak side table, $550. (760) 509-5974 or aymerickmodern.com. 12. Eames molded plywood coffee table wood base, $1,295. (888)…

vibrant vibes

Mid century love at first sight! Robert and Jaymi Gottfried knew right away that this was the house for them, though they understood just as quickly the work it would take to bring the 1965 low-gable home back to its mid century glory. “The minute we saw it, we knew we had to preserve all the wonderful original features that Don Wexler incorporated into this design and the Alexanders built so well,” they say. Since purchasing the home in late 2017, the couple has taken great care to do just that. Their home had had just one previous owner and was feeling its age, particularly in the kitchen. “It felt so dark,” they say. “The kitchen hadn’t ever been remodeled, with the exception of the flooring, but hadn’t been maintained either. The…

a krisel creation

Tucked into the vibrant and picturesque Twin Palms neighborhood in sunny Palm Springs, this 1957 home was built by the Alexander Construction Company and designed by visionary and architect William Krisel. Over the years, the home had fallen into neglect and was in need of some work. When realtor, Twin Palms neighborhood resident, author and Krisel expert Chris Menrad saw the home on the market in late 2011, he envisioned an opportunity to honor the home’s original design while giving it a refresh. Chris collaborated with friend J.R. Roberts—board member of the Palm Springs Modern Committee and well-known in the area for his preservation and restoration work—on the restoration and renovation of the home, consulting with original architect William Krisel himself for the project. MID CENTURY HAVEN The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is…