Chang Residence

Located in the Palm Springs area, this home takes its roots from mid-century modern architecture which embodied the era of “the celebrity lifestyle in the desert”.

Located in the desert area of Palm Springs, this desert luxury estate by our Newport Beach architect company; takes its roots from mid-century modern architecture which embodied the Era of “the Celebrity lifestyle in the desert”, this era was made famous by such stars as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and the Rat Pack. This era of Palm Springs occurred during the 50s and 60s with the development of a major transportation corridor to the Coachella Valley, along with the beginning of the creation of golf course communities in Newport Beach, Palm Springs and the surrounding area.

It became a weekend getaway for the rich and famous. This lifestyle is still part of the desert valley today and now includes the towns of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta. The Coachella valley is a mecca for world class golf courses.

The home is located behind the private gates of the exclusive golf club of the Madison Club. The community is located in La Quinta, and is a seasonal destination for the Chang family. The area is famous for world events including the Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach concert event, PGA golf tournament and BNP Paribas Tennis Open.

This desert luxury estate by our Newport Beach architect company was designed and intended to allow for interaction with the spectacular views stretching from the adjoining golf course to the Majestic Santa Rosa Mountains.

The home's views are further enhanced by a series of spacious glass doors, some extending to 50 feet in length. This allows the interior of the home to capture the tranquil setting of the desert landscape. Upon approaching the property, the architectural forms convey the depth of this mid-century home's attractiveness. The home's exterior material is embodied by the warmth of the rich exterior white plaster, highlighted by harmonizing masses of stacked ledge stone and soft wood details.

Upon entering through a retractable gate system a spectacular interior courtyard appears, anchored by a stunning water feature. This component was created with infinity edges cascading into a multi-colored illuminated pool. The courtyard also features a fire element surrounded by casual seating and four large date palms that create a cooling canopy effect for this exterior space. The courtyard interacts with surrounding interior spaces, including a lounge/game room, multiple bedroom suites and acts as the introduction to the great room beyond.

The great room is the focal point of the home. It consists of the primary functions, including dining, casual sitting, a massive entertainment bar, show piece kitchen and family room. All these spaces embrace breathtaking views to the rear terrace, with a vast pool and golf course views. The owner's bedroom suite situated on the first floor also commands views to the golf course and mountains beyond. The bathroom suite consists of a dramatic bath area with freestanding tub, a large spa shower with emitting light from the sky well above, and a vast boutique closet.

As one precedes to the second floor, the stairs leading to this upstairs lounge are accompanied by a two story wine wall. Once upstairs the lounge opens to a vast deck exposing the spectacular view of the golf course and Santa Rosa Mountains. The architectural elevation from the golf course is stunning and perfectly describes the all-embracing glazing that brings light, Subtly opening the interior's intimacy, exposing its serenity to the fabulous desert. This home has been a point of pride for our Newport Beach desert luxury estate architects, and honored with multiple awards and was featured on the front cover of “Western Art and Architecture”.