William Krisel

Posted by Fabio 3 December 2010

William Krisel is one of the few mid-century modern architects who has not only lived to see, but also participate in the resurgence of modernism in Palm Springs. Over the course of his fifty-one year career, he is personally responsible for having designed well over thirty thousand domestic units in and around the Southern half of California. This incredible career began when he responded to an invitation from a close friend to design some houses in modern style which were to be named Royal Desert Palms. These distinguished homes are now referred to as Twin Palms due to the pair of Palm trees that accompanied each home. His resume contains such professionally designed buildings such as the Las Palmas Estates, the Sandpiper condominiums in Indian Wells and Palm Desert as well as numerous others. His reputation was rightly earned and it’s reach was far.

Using his amazing vision of modernist views paired with realistic designs, Krisel delivered some of the most remembered and fantastic living units. From the butterfly design to the peaked frame with open living spaces throughout the home, each house was built with modern lines giving an open feel to the house and panoramic views of the surrounding desert and mountains.