Santorini House Tour

We invite you to join us, as the doors open for the very first time, to either tour the property or for a twilight poolside reception with an authentic Greek experience.


We invite you to join us at the Santorini House, as its doors open for the very first time. The home is nestled high in the hills, with spectacular views of South Palm Springs.  Originally designed by architect William Nicholson in the 1970’s, this has been a constant source of fascination to locals and tourists alike as it has never been open to the public. The house was constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and wire mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons reminiscent of the Flintstone House, also by Nicholson, located in Hillsborough, CA.

The property was acquired by real estate broker and designer Dan Valentino in 2017. Valentino was inspired to re-imagine and re-design the home based on his love for the island of Santorini in Greece. The remarkable attention to detail is reflected in every area of both the exterior and interior spaces creating a breath taking experience that transports you to an authentic Aegean island experience.

The last tour of the day will be a 5 p.m. twilight tour. Experience the home while watching the sunset with a Greek Island inspired poolside reception. Yiamas!

The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design.

We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tours every 30 minutes from 10am – 2pm
Cost: $50 per ticket
Cocktail party 5pm – 7pm
Cost: $100 per ticket