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Albert Frey House II (1964)

When JKA Design wants to escape foggy San Francisco, we travel to Palm’ Springs’ desert. We love its juxtaposition of the ridiculous with the sublime. The mid-century mecca features the iconic architecture of Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John Lautner. Designers Arthur Elrod, Hal Broderick, and Steve Chase created visionary interiors. Beyond these design gems, there is Palm Springs itself with its intense sunshine, starry nights and playful atmosphere. It’s hard to get stressed out with poolside cocktails!

These are some of our favorite buildings that populate the desert topography.

Richard Neutra’s Kaufman House (1946). Photography by Julius Shulman.

Avanit Interior (1962)

John Lautner’s Arthur Elrod House in Palm Springs (1969)

Palm Springs Convention Center by architect William Pereira (1974)



Located in a 1920’s Renaissance Revival gem, the legacy of Julia Morgan infuses the office of JKA Design. Morgan built and designed the two-story house on Polk Street for one of her most value woodworkers, Jules Suppo as a live-work space. Inspired by the history of the building, the JKA team endeavors to create classic interiors seen through a modern lens.