Chino Canyon House in Palm Springs, California home design, Coachella Valley real estate, American architecture images

Chino Canyon House in Palm Springs

Contemporary Renovation Property in CA, United States design by Hundred Mile House, USA.

post updated May 14, 2024

Architects: Hundred Mile House

Location: Palm Springs, Riverside County, Southern California, USA – in the Coachella Valley.

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

Photos by Lance Gerber

Sep 12, 2017

Chino Canyon Hous, California

This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built home built in 1954 at the base of San Jacinto Mountain in Palm Springs, California. The original layout, post-and-beam construction, wall of custom wooden windows and unique architectural detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s iconic Rancho homes, yet the original architect is unknown.

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

The primary goal with the program was to maintain the unique character of the original structure while upgrading the home to be more energy efficient, spacious and functional. Square footage was more than doubled, but the street presence was kept minimal.

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

The new L-shaped footprint wraps around an entry courtyard and was inspired by classic ranch homes of the Southwest. A new pool and patio off the main living area as well as private outdoor spaces off each bedroom create a uniquely Californian experience.

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

Chino Canyon House

The original siting of the house fully considered the desert sun, keeping the main living area and window wall in shade for most of the day with deep eaves and a Northwest exposure. The addition extrapolates on the thoughtful siting and fully considers the home’s desert location.

Chino Canyon House

The material palette is inspired by the desert – raw, harsh, but minimal. Rusted steel fencing and courtyard walls compliment a crisp sand-colored stucco, while the dark wood windows mirror the rust and add warmth and sophistication.

Chino Canyon House

Key products used:
Design and general contractor: Hundred Mile House, 310-991-4202,
Bathrooms: IKEA, (cabinet bases); Magik Glass and Door, 3500 Tachevah Dr., Ste. A, Palm Springs, 760-325-1876, (custom glass and mirrors); Nolasco’s Marble & Granite, 818-792-2692 (Caesarstone vanity top in Blizzard); Stone Source, (Mutina Pico porcelain tiles by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in Up Natural Blanc and Refin Ceramiche Cromie porcelain tiles in Polvere 03 Matte); Wayfair, (Eago toilets, Nameeks Scarabeo sinks, Kohler Purist fixtures, Legion Furniture tub)

Chino Canyon House

Bedrooms: Ben Durrell, (One Up end table); IKEA (PAX oak wardrobe); HD Buttercup, (Ethnicraft Nordic Oak chest); Vitra, (Tom Vac rocking chair by Ron Arad); Hockney Night in Canada table by Douglas Coupland and 1960s Danish chair from owners’ collection; Douglas Fir chunk end tables by owners
Ceiling fans: Big Ass Fan, (Haiku)
Concrete: Acid-wash finish, Simmons Concrete, 760-408-3570

Chino Canyon House

Exterior furnishings: Design Within Reach, (Eos lounge chair, Luau Lamp designed by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau); Industry of All Nations, (Panamericana Lounger)
Exterior walls: Parex (Variance Aged Limestone – Fine in Dove Gray)
Fire pits: Hundred Mile House (design); Kovacs Metalcraft Co. (fabrication)
Living room furnishings: HD Buttercup (Ashton Sectional Sofa in Flanders Gray, Ethnicraft Oak Shadow sideboard); Jonathan Adler, (Buenos Aires side tables); 1960s Lane Acclaim coffee table and 1960s Danish side chairs from owners’ collection.
Dining room furnishings: Squat shelves, table, and Tyvek cloud lamp (owners’ design); 1960s Pagholz nesting chairs from owners’ collection

Chino Canyon House

Kitchen: Dunsmuir Cabinets, (Cleaf Matrix textured laminate in Santos Blu); Nolasco’s Marble & Granite, 818-792-2692 (Caesarstone counter and table tops in Blizzard); Granada Tile, (8×8-inch cement tile backsplash in Santandar); IKEA (cabinet bases); Wayfair, (Vigo sink, Kohler Purist faucet, Verona range, XO range hood, Samsung dishwasher); Tyvek cloud hanging lamps by owners
HVAC: Mendez Air Conditioning, 760-343-5041, (Fujitsu Ductless Mini-Split System)

Chino Canyon House

Landscaping: Hundred Mile House, (design); Cavalry Landscaping, 808-225-1978 (installation)
Lighting: Wayfair (WAC ceiling lights and WAC Rubix exterior lighting)
Pool (Gemstone Onyx finish): Hundred Mile House (design); Rammel Construction, 1800 Executive Drive, Palm Springs, 760-320-7010, (construction)
Solar: Hot Purple Energy, 810 N. Farrell Drive, Palm Springs, 760-322-4435.
Steel walls, fence and carport: Kovacs Metalcraft Co., 4153 E. Matthew Drive, Palm Springs, 760-799-5490,
Windows and doors: Douglas Fir by JT Windows,

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Chino Canyon House in Palm Springs – Building Information

Project size: 2250 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1
Principal designer: Duane Smith

Chino Canyon House

Photography: Lance Gerber

Chino Canyon House in Palm Springs images / information received 120917

Location: Palm Springs, Sonoran Desert, Southern California, USA

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