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Palm Springs Life Magazine: Albert Frey A Modern Minimalist

Albert Frey's arrival in our desert is one of the most pivotal and important moments in local history.Fresh off the huge success of their futuristic, metal-clad Aluminate House of 1931, toured by more than 100,000 attendees in only one week during a New York...

The New York Times: Inside Palm Springs; In The Frey

Albert Frey designed 200 buildings in the middle of the California desert. With their sharp edges and modern lines, they're a graphic metaphor for this season's hottest prints.A drive through Albert Frey's Palm SpringsOf the 200 projects that Frey designed in Palm...

[WATCH] Modernism Week: Boom Town: The Story of Uptown Palm Springs

Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present. Along the way learn about three “boom” periods: pre-WWII, postwar, and today.Originally called the Las Palmas Business District, currently the area is known as the “Uptown Design District” for the...

Palm Springs Modern Committee: Albert Frey

ALBERT FREY, FAIA, was born 1903 in Switzerland, and earned his architecture diploma there in 1924. He moved to Paris in 1928 to work for Le Corbusier, on projects including the Villa Savoye.Moving to New York in 1930, Frey was the first Corbusier disciple to work in...

What People are Saying

This place is all about the location and the aesthetic. It is perfectly located. Right out the front door, if you head south, you run into all of the restaurants, nightlife, and a few shops; to the north, you will find a lot more housewares and furniture shops. We really enjoyed the convenience. The facility was exactly as described. Everything functioned like it should. The authentic mid-century modern decor was very pleasing. We’d definitely stay here again.


Jan. 2018

What a thrill and a unique experience to stay in such an historically significant property! I loved the black and white photos of Frey’s original building circa 1930s framed and hanging on the walls. Frey’s design was so ahead of it’s time and so influential in terms of shaping the architectural landscape of Palm Springs. I love how he sparingly utilized such humble building materials because of the harshness of the desert. It has been restored beautifully, combining the historical integrity with all modern day conveniences and comforts. There were so many thoughtful touches and everything I could have needed was provided. The bed was so comfortable! The location right on the strip just can’t be beat. I loved stepping out the door and finding restaurants, bars and shops right there. That is surely a rare experience you don’t find anywhere else in Palm Springs.


Dec. 2017

The Frey Kocher-Samson Apt is located in a prime location in downtown Palm Springs. It is walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. The balcony over looks North Palm Canyon Drive with fantastic views and the perfect place to watch parades. The Frey Kocher-Samson Apt has been restored true to it’s original design, which is nothing short of spectacular. Thought has been given to the smallest of details making this a comfortable and relaxing environment. Ample parking is available. The staff/hosts are very accommodating and provide excellent service. I will definitely be staying here again on my next trip back to Palm Springs! A true gem!!


Jan. 2018

I couldn’t say how great this was! I love the history of this apartment, and it was bright and sunny, in a great location with trendy restaurants, bars, and steps away from the Thursday street fair. Btw you do have to ascend a spiral staircase (2nd floor w/rooftop deck). I loved it because I was there for work and leisure, and it was the perfect place to work in a quiet location, and was so close to nightlife. Friendly too!


Dec. 2017