the Loewy House by Albert Frey

the Loewy House by Albert Frey

Palm Springs, in the fifties. Yes, I would like to be teleported there please… The stunning Loewy house was designed by Albert Frey and built in 1946-47. Originally thought as a bachelor retreat, which explains why its size is not excessive.

Loewy’s home is a typical Palm Springs modernist villa: a low-slung pavilion composed of two simple rectangles and plenty of glass. The architecture totally takes into account the outside, providing striking views of the pool and the garden, the desert and the mountains… making the private oasis complete.

Industrial designer Raymond Loewy, one of the founders of the modern age, is known for his streamlined aesthetic inseparable from midcentury modern living. The simplicity of his work is thus found in the house that Albert Frey designed for him.

The distinction between inside and outside is really thin, blurred by the pool coming inside the living room. I really love that, it’s something really important for me, the feeling of living inside and outside. 

the Loewy House by Albert Frey - garden
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - pool
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - garden
the Loewy House by Albert Frey
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - living room
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - living room
the Loewy House by Albert Frey

Those Loewy’s Palm Springs home life pictures look so cool. The perfect home for cocktail parties.

the Loewy House by Albert Frey pool in the living room
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - pool
the Loewy House by Albert Frey - pool in the living room
Raymond Loewy in his Palm Springs house designed by Albert Frey

Photos by Julius Shulman.

Here is a little surprise for you if you likes these iconic Palm Springs home: Archilogic, (a firm specialized in creating 3D models for architecture and real estate) has created a virtual tour of the Loewy House. Really cool!

If you liked the Loewy house tour, also discover the Arango house designed by John Lautner. And let me think what you think of this kind of architecture! Would you see yourself living in this house?