Architect William Krisel, who influenced the look of midcentury Palm Springs, dies at 92 – Los Angeles Times

William Krisel, an architect whose houses that includes butterfly roofs, patterned concrete block partitions and submit-and-beam building put a Modernist stamp on Southern California's suburbs in the 1950s and ’60s, died Monday at his house in Beverly Hills. He was 92.

Krisel designed the futuristic “Home of Tomorrow” in Palm Springs, which was featured in Look journal in 1962 and 5 years later got here to be generally known as the honeymoon hideout of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Along with his enterprise companion, the late Dan Saxon Palmer, Krisel designed many different customized houses in Bel-Air and Brentwood, beginning in 1949.

Nevertheless it was Krisel's designs for hundreds of tract houses constructed by the Alexander Development Co. in the Coachella Valley, primarily as trip or second houses, that cemented his profession and formed the picture of Palm Springs as a mecca for Midcentury Trendy structure.

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Architect William Krisel, who influenced the look of midcentury Palm Springs, dies at 92 - Los Angeles Times