Sunmor Estates is a post-war American dream…literally. The neighborhood was built on the site of the former Palm Springs Airfield, used by the Army during World War II. From this utilitarian beginning, Sunmor grew into a development of smart, stylish vacation homes designed by legendary architects like William Krisel, Donald Wexler and Jack Meiselman.
Tour goers will experience the carefree desert lifestyle that drew the original homeowners here in the late 50s and early 60s. Street names like Livmor, Plaimor and Easmor reflect the relaxed lifestyle that Sunmor residents enjoyed then and still do today. The neighborhood itself was named for its’ proximity away from the mountains, allowing more sun to shine throughout the fall and winter seasons.
Most homes have been restored to the original designers’ intent with open floor plans, pitched ceilings and cinder block fireplaces. Exterior stone accent walls, open carports and breezeblock courtyards are surrounded by desert landscaping. It is a small, quiet, walkable neighborhood with a strong midcentury aesthetic.
Six homes will be on the tour with several making their debut in this 2022 tour as well as a selection of vintage cars.
A portion of the funds raised will support neighborhood improvements and expenses as well as donations to various Palm Springs charities.
Things to Know
There are six (6) homes on this tour.
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time to check in.
Check-in opens at 9:30 a.m. closing at 12:30 p.m.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample street parking.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
There are some interior and exterior steps.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
The organizer of this event is Sunmor Homeowners Association.
Event Check-in Location
222 Easmor Circle, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Marcel Breuer, Photo Credit Rufus Stillman 1951, Breuer's Bohemia Gagarin House II, 1974, Monacelli Press, Breuer's Bohemia Stillman House I 1951 Interior Design Magazine, James Crump & Ronnie Sassoon, Breuer's Bohemia Stillman House II
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