Originally built in 1954, the Chino Canyon House is a mid-century modern oasis in the middle of the desert. The home has undergone a total renovation as well as receiving a new extension. Much of the original architecture was preserved, including the post-and-beam framing, timber-clad ceilings, and wood windows, while a new L-shaped layout welcomes guests with an entry courtyard. An exterior palette created with rusted steel fencing and a sand-colored stucco mimic the Palm Springs landscape. Accessed by a wall of glazing in the living area, an added patio with a pool offers clear views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains.
Photos: Lance Gerber / Hundred Mile House