Residence 1 by Albert Frey, 1947

Architect Albert Frey built his own home in Palm Springs in 1941, starting with a 3-bedroom nucleus that he hoped could be a prototype for mass-produced homes. (some things never change) Built out of cheap industrial materials, it came in at $6 per square foot, low even then. An original proponent of multiple-use space, his dining room table hung from the ceiling on clotheslines, another idea whose time has come again. Julius Shulman writes "The aluminum siding and ceiling reflected the sun, while the interior wood panelling provided a feeling of warm refinement"

Found in Julius Shulman's Modernism Rediscovered; pictures by Julius Shulman from ::Palm Springs Modern Committee

dining room table hanging from clotheslines

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