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Palm Springs Pictures: Ship of the Desert Steamline Moderne Home

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1995 Camino Monte, off Palm Canyon and La Verne Way, Palm Springs, California
Ship of the Desert, a Streamline Moderne home in Palm Springs, California

Ship of the Desert, a Streamline Moderne home in Palm Springs, California. 1936. Wilson and Webster, architects.

Photo © Jackie Craven
Resembling a ship wedged into the mountainside, Ship of the Desert is a hallmark example of the Streamline Moderne, or Art Moderne, style. The house was built in 1936 but was destroyed in a fire. The new owners rebuilt Ship of the Desert according to plans drafted by the original architects, Wilson and Webster.

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