House Tour: Evening Star

Let’s escape the cold for a moment and take a trip out west to 80-degree Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs is a desert hotspot made famous for its glory days as Hollywood’s playground, sophisticated shopping, vibrant nightlife, and for its modern living and design aesthetic. Every February, almost 45,000 people flock to this desert oasis for Modernism Week, a tribute to mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture.

One such home that epitomizes Palm Spring’s modernist style is Evening Star—Rancho Mirage’s most captivating modernist estate to hit the market this year.


The jewel box estate, originally designed by Steve Chase of Holden & Johnson Architects in 1985 and re-envisioned by developer Richard Weintraub in 2010, spans across 2.5 acres of the prestigious gated Thunderbird Cove community. And, like its name suggests, the home rests under a blanket of black desert sky dotted with billions of far-off white stars at night.

This feeling of oneness with nature, wrapped in the privacy of home, is just the sort of experience one tends to seek out in California’s rugged desert.

Or right here at home in Utah. If we’re talking deserts, we’ll stick to our own terrain, but this modern home makes for a beautiful reverie.

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For more on this estate and other stories appearing in the February issue of Previews Inside Out, visit


By |2018-11-15T12:42:35-07:00February 25, 2015|

About the Author:

Gina Uriarte is an avid traveler and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, sporting events and live music. Gina has been in the marketing field for the real estate industry since 2005 and most enjoys the creative side of her craft. When not working or planning her next trip, Gina can be found sharing her musings on music, design and sports 140 characters at a time over on Twitter. Feel free to tweet her, as she is quick to respond.

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