Modernism Week 2023 VIP Bus Tour

Together with our sponsors, we are pleased to offer a Private VIP Bus Tour highlighting the best of Modernism Week for design professionals. You and your peers will visit the Palm Springs-based Featured Homes of Modernism Week, then conclude your day with a cocktail reception at Hi-Sun with live entertainment.

Part of the proceeds goes to Modernism Week, which provides scholarships to local students and supports state preservation organizations in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.

Choose from 1 of 2 days – February 22nd or 23rd.

PURCHASE YOUR VIP ACCESS

VIP Access for Only $125

($330 value)

You and your peers will visit the showcase homes of Modernism Week, including a reimagined 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in Palm Springs’ beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood. A SHAG inspired mid-century modern home that will make you feel as though you have climbed into a life-size Shag painting, and experience a uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency-inspired property in Indian Canyons. A cocktail reception at Hi-Sun featuring live entertainment will close out the day. $125 for guests and non-members.

 

 BUS TOURS

VIP guests will receive:

  • Convenient pick-up locations from SD, OC, and a local pick-up in Palm Springs where the tour will begin at 9:30 am
  • Exclusive trade-only tours of three distinct showcase homes
  • Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • An educational speaking seminar at CAMP
  • A closing cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres
  • Live entertainment
  • Chances to win daily prizes
  • Buses will depart from Palm Springs back to their respective pick-up locations at approximately 4:30pm

Purchase your VIP tickets here

CHOOSE YOUR BUS TOUR DATE

Pick 1 of 2 days for only $125

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Highlighting the Best of Modernism Week 2023

We’ll be making all of the stops during your VIP experience! Some of the biggest stand-out homes designed by incredible architects and designers you won’t want to miss. Coupled with drinks, snacks and entertainment, this year’s tour will be one to remember!

Modernism Week Showcase Home: The Shag House

Experience life at the Shag House – a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel like they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting. The Artist Shag (Josh Agle) with homeowner, Brandon McBurney and John-Patrick of Brandtopia, have creatively rescued and revived this cherished midcentury modern pool home in the Little Beverly Hills neighborhood of Palm Springs that is the talk of the town.

While the center of the home’s layout remains the same, everything else has been updated, expanded, and transformed for today’s modern homeowner. Shag has created an entirely new exterior, offering grand curb appeal. The front entry has been expanded and the original breezeway has been converted into a swank party lounge.

Modernism Week Featured Home: Yoasis

The aptly named “Yoasis” (the home’s location – Yosemite Drive + Oasis) is Grace Home Furnishings’ latest desert project. Envisioning a vacation home that would be hip and unique, the owners turned this vision over to Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings to make it a reality. Boasting five bedrooms and six bathrooms, this 1965 home features 4,774 square feet of updated midcentury design that will be completely transformed with an unusual blend of both Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style.  Vibrant fabrics and wallpaper adorns the interiors, balanced out by vintage touches that will contribute to a seamless blend of old and new.

Modernism Week Featured Home:
Hi-Sun

Enjoy the drama of a panoramic stone and mountain backdrop while touring Modernism Week’s latest Featured Home, Hi-Sun. Designed by Charles Du Bois and built by the Alexander Construction Company in 1963 as the model home for the Las Palmas neighborhood’s Summit Estates development, this home is the personal residence of Kevin Kemper and Howard Hawkes of H3K Home+Design. The home’s Hawaiian flair and other original midcentury modern features (such as the living rooms stone fireplace), were retained as the house was remodelled to reflect the designers’ signature style. All new surfaces and exciting refreshes of both interior and exterior areas will be on view throughout the four bedroom, three bath home and resort-like poolside area, complete with outdoor kitchen.

CHOOSE YOUR BUS TOUR DATE

Pick 1 of 2 days for only $125

Learning Lab with Paula Oblen

Together with Willis’ President, Dallas Gabriel, Paula will unearth North American design trends from paint, fixtures, furniture to design materials and what she believes will be at the heart of 2023 design trends. In addition, she will share her unique renovation and design experience with last year’s Modernism Week’s featured home “Casa Tierra”, (a 2.3-acre property consisting of multiple structures, tons of outdoor spaces, and gorgeous views) where she teamed with Celebrity Designer and Queer Eye’s, Bobby Berk. Together they reimagined and transformed a1950’s Spanish-style home and Bobby’s first vacation property—now a world class Airbnb destination.  Discover the ‘Why’ behind Paula’s signature ‘Branded Interior Design’ approach and how to master the tedious balance between high design, operational efficiency and marketing for vacation properties.

 

About Paula

Chief Experience Officer, Paula Oblen Vacation Interiors

Paula Oblen is a natural-born creative with an intense passion for creating experiential and luxurious interior spaces. An entrepreneur armed with more than 20 years of experience starting and owning multiple interior design business ventures, she has built an impressive list of clients that includes celebrity artists, musicians and interior designers, as well as private and commercial real estate investors, property management companies and restaurateurs. Most recently Paula teamed with Celebrity Designer and Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk where together they reimagined and transformed a 1950’s Spanish-style home (Bobby’s first vacation property) named Casa Tierra—now a world class airbnb destination featured in Modernism Week 2022.

Recognizing a convergence of hotel and home well over a decade ago, Paula launched her company Hotelements.  Carving out an entirely new niche she coined ‘Vacation Interiors’, where her signature ‘Branded Interior Design’ approach combines branding with design to elevate and anticipate guest experience while maximizing profit for hosts, investors and owners alike.

Visit https://paulaoblen.com/ to learn more!

CHOOSE YOUR BUS TOUR DATE

Pick 1 of 2 days for only $125

Official Pick-Up Locations

Below are the three official pick-up locations for the Modernism Week 2022 VIP Bus Tours. Buses from San Diego and Orange County
will arrive at the Palm Springs location at 9:30 am where the tour will begin.

February 22nd

San Diego Pick Up:
7:30AM

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen Light
1725 Hacienda Dr – Suite B
Vista, CA
92081

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Orange County Pick Up:
8:00AM

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen Light
6 Cushing Way – Suite 100
Irvine, CA
92618

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Palm Springs Pick Up:
10:20AM

CAMP
285 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA
92262

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February 23rd

San Diego Pick Up:
7:30AM

Stone Systems
9279 Cabot Dr – Suite F
San Diego, CA
92126

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Orange County Pick Up:
8:00AM

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen Light
6 Cushing Way – Suite 100
Irvine, CA
92618

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Palm Springs Pick Up:
10:20AM

CAMP
285 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA
92262

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CHOOSE YOUR BUS TOUR DATE

Pick 1 of 2 days for only $125