Modernism Week 2020 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 Showcase and Featured Homes of Modernism Week and conclude your day with a cocktail reception at CAMP and a live concert with the Dreamboats.

Choose from 1 of 3 days – February 19, 20, 21


VIP Access for only $85

($330 value)

You and your peers will visit the showcase homes of Modernism Week, including an architectural restoration, mid-century renovation, a designer show house, and a new desert modern construction. A cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres at CAMP featuring a live performance by the Dreamboats will close out the day.

$110 for guests and non-members

VIP guests will receive:

  • Convenient departure points from LA, OC, San Diego and a local pick-up in Palm Springs
  • Exclusive trade-only tours of four distinct showcase homes
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • An educational speaking seminar at CAMP
  • A closing cocktail reception
  • Live concert performance (bring your dancing shoes!)


Pick 1 of 3 days for only $85

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Highlighting the Best of Modernism Week 2020

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.

Palm Springs Visitor Center

The Tramway Gas Station is a landmark and former Esso service station in Palm Springs, California, and was intended to be the first Palm Springs building visitors saw when approaching the city from the north. The building, with its distinctive, cantilevered, wedge-shaped canopy, was built in 1965 and designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers. It is considered to be a prime example of modernist architecture.

The station closed by the mid-’90s, and its fate was in doubt until its purchase by a private interest, who erected a wall around the property and converted it into an art gallery. It is now operated by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism as the Palm Springs Visitor Center.

Modernism Week Featured Home: Guggenheim House

This 1967 architectural gem was recently renovated and features interior design by Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings. Interior spaces feature a seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces. The bold color palette expertly mixes pattern and texture to achieve a fun yet sophisticated atmosphere that embodies the carefree Palm Springs lifestyle.

Modernism Week Featured Home: Divine DuBois

As part of the iconic Canyon Estates neighborhood, this freestanding “Executive Home” was one of the last and most expensive properties in the development when it was first built. Backing up to the property of Smoke Tree Ranch, this 3400 square foot home was designed by Charles DuBois in 1972.

Interior designer Christopher Kennedy’s gut renovation of the property includes a new kitchen, completely renovated bathrooms, and newly-redone outdoor spaces.

Modernism Week Featured Home: Mesa Modern

Mesa Modern is a featured design house in collaboration with interior designer Michelle Boudreau, landscape architect John Feldman of Ecocentrix and the design team of Juniper House, which gains its inspiration from a global perspective on art, architecture, and interior and landscape design.

The city’s new design movement is represented in this newly-constructed home that emphasizes outstanding architecture and stunning outdoor spaces at the base of the beautiful San Jacinto mountains while highlighting unique international and local artists, artisans and talent.

Modernism Week Featured Home: Gillman Residence

The Gillman Residence is a recently restored 1948 home designed by Herbert Burns, architectural designer and builder. After having been partially demolished and sitting neglected for many years, the restoration by the dynamic duo at Thomboy Properties allows one to take in the majestic mountain views surrounding this lavish residence, while paying homage to the incomparable Herbert Burns, known for his trademark work in several apartment hotels including the Hideaway (originally the Town & Desert), Holiday House, and the Orbit Inn.


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Official Pick-Up Locations

Below are the four official pick-up locations for the Modernism Week 2020 VIP Bus Tours. Make note of which pick-up location is best for you for when you are at check out.

San Diego Pick Up:

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

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North Hollywood Pick Up:

Park & Ride Lot
12000 Oxnard St.
North Hollywood, CA

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Orange County Pick Up:

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

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Palm Springs Pick Up:

Palm Springs Visitor Center
2901 North Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA

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