The Walker Guest House Replica is getting a new home.

A special project of Palm Springs Modern Committee in partnership with Sarasota Architectural Foundation.


A stunning full-scale, furnished replica of architect Paul Rudolph’s iconic 1952 Walker Guest House will soon greet visitors in downtown Palm Springs. The house is being relocated and reconstructed by PS ModCom, and is on loan from the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) in Florida. This is the first time the house will be shown on the west coast and only its second public outing.

Scroll down to learn more about the project and tours information. 


Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Tickets on-site only – $10

Private tours available for up to 10 guests – $100


The House

This replica of a 1952 beach cottage, by renowned architect Paul Rudolph, is a shining example of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement (1941-1966). The house was designed by Rudolph specifically for the subtropical climate of Dr. Walter Walker’s property on Sanibel Island, Florida. The original structure is still used as a guest house by the Walker family.

Rudolph said: “With all the panels lowered the house is a snug cottage, but when the panels are raised it becomes a large screened pavilion. If you desire to retire from the world you have a cave, but when you feel good there is the joy of a large screened pavilion.”

The house will be located between the Palm Springs Art Museum and The Rowan Hotel in the new downtown development on land generously provided by Grit Development. The house is due to open to the public in Palm Springs from October 18th, 2018 until the end of March 2020.

Presented by


Palm Springs Modern Committee
Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Grit Development
City of Palm Springs
Corsini Stark Architects
Plattinum Engineering
Shields Residential
Weingarten & Hough
Kaminsky Productions
Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
Palm Springs Life

Support the Project

Support of the project is made possible through the generosity of local and Los Angeles based businesses.

If you would like to support this project please contact:

Nickie McLaughlin
Executive Director, Palm Springs Modern Committee.