Just in Time for Modernism Week: Stay in this Piece of Palm Springs History by Celebrated Architect Albert Belden Crist
Welcome to Monterey Manor, a midcentury desert oasis with a rich history and captivating design story. This historic home is the perfect blend of elegance and comfort, designed by renowned architect Albert Belden Crist in 1957.
Indoor/outdoor elements pair with California’s natural beauty and easygoing lifestyle. With the formidable San Jacinto mountain range in view from nearly every room, Monterey Manor draws inspiration from the eternal. Here, the serenity and free spirit of the wide-open west reign supreme.
Monterey Manor was named one of Palm Springs’ best Airbnbs to book by Architectural Digest.
Square footage: 2,215
Neighborhood: Sunrise Park – Palm Springs, California
- Luxe travelers
- Entertainers + hosts
- Remote workers + digital nomads
- Design diehards
- Mid-mod lovers
- Architecture aficionados
- West Coast history buffs
Outdoor Space + the Desert Lifestyle
Feel at one with nature, even from home. Featuring outdoor dining, a palatial pool deck, and a lounge area with a fire pit, Monterey Manor makes the most of SoCal’s idyllic weather and gorgeous surroundings. Indoor/outdoor living expands the space, reduces stress, and has a grounding, energizing effect.
Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Details
Unwind in the primary bedroom space. Featuring a sitting area, private outdoor access, and a palatial cultured marble bathroom, ultimate relaxation is always within easy reach.
The dedicated workspace is in the second bedroom, which faces the floor-to-ceiling sliding door for an energizing wash of sunlight. The bright, textural decor adds warmth and depth to the room for an invigorating start to any workday.
The second bathroom provides an everyday spa experience, with a rain shower head and custom onyx tilework.
The colorful third bedroom plays on coastal inspiration with deep blues, greens, and natural materials.
Living Area + Kitchen
Nestled in the Iconic Midcentury Neighborhood Sunrise Park, this Palm Springs Home is an Incredible Getaway for Design Lovers
Immaculately designed by architect Albert Belden Crist, the stunning Monterey Manor is a sleek getaway for families with an eye for design. Perfect for snowbirds, its vibrant décor and unique furnishings are sure to put guests in a vacation state of mind. Families will love fun features like a hanging cocoon swing chair and a sparkling heated pool (perfect for relaxing with your morning cup of coffee!).
Despite its eccentric look, Monterey Manor is still practical for mid-sized families. The enormous gourmet kitchen provides ample room to whip up breakfasts, host dinner parties, and cook finds from local farmer’s markets. Quintessentially mid-century, this home offers the best of casual luxury and California living.
Bicycles and helmets are available so families can enjoy outdoor adventures in the area.
When you think of Palm Springs, you probably think of midcentury modern design.
And you’d be right.
Formerly open for home tours during Palm Springs’ famed Modernism Week, Monterey Manor perfectly encapsulates the desert resort city’s midcentury lineage. From the wood slat paneling to the clean lines and triangular fireplace, this architectural delight is sure to impress.
If you’re looking for a home that embodies the best of both worlds—a luxury resort experience and the spirit of mid-century design—book a stay at Monterey Manor.
Hollywood History + The Spirit of the West
Born in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Architect Albert Belden Crist’s Californian roots are present in his work. An original developer of the Hollywoodland Tract, Crist’s west coast upbringing shines through in Monterey Manor’s careful use of natural light, indoor/outdoor elements, and visionary design.
Welcome to Sunrise Park, One of Palm Springs’ Premier Midcentury Neighborhoods
Iconic, lovingly restored, and carefully preserved. A frequent tour stop during Modernism Week, Sunrise Park boasts astoundingly intact midcentury homes built in the late 1950s to 1960s. Residents bond over the unique experience of living in an important piece of California’s architectural history – people are friendly and community-oriented, hosting quarterly wine and cheese nights and neighborhood meetings.
Centrally located, Sunrise Park hugs downtown Palm Springs and is a quick drive to modern conveniences, the airport, and the great outdoors.
Situated between the San Jacinto Mountains and Downtown Palm Springs, Monterey Manor offers the seclusion of the desert with the excitement of the city.