Inside Trina Turk’s Palm Springs Home

Designer Trina Turk and her photographer husband fell in love with a home outside their midcentury comfort zone in Palm Springs — an unusual yacht-like three-bedroom majestically perched above The Mesa neighborhood. “When we bought it, it was sort of saggy,” Turk recalls of the Streamline Moderne home’s fatigued structure. “It had been propped in different places. One person had used a two-by-four here and another person had used a metal pole there . . . it was kind of funky.” The couple set out on some light surface restorations in hopes of returning the home to the glorious state for which it earned a 1937 cover story in Sunset Magazine and was famously deemed “Ship of the Desert.” But, when an ill-fated arson fire burned the home down to its foundation during the revival, they decided to enlist famed architecture firm Marmol Radziner to guide them in a restoration from the ground up and waited almost three years before moving in in 2001.

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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