Western Living - - TRAVEL -

While the val­ley is un­doubt­edly a mid- cen­tury de­sign epi­cen­tre, there were other places here long be­fore Richard Neu­tra en­vi­sioned his min­i­mal­ist desert homes. One of the old­est houses in the city, the circa-1925 Wil­liam Mead house, was trans­formed into the luxe 3 Wil­lows Inn, which has just un­der­gone a full ren­o­va­tion. The eight-room inn is tucked be­tween Palm Springs’ two swanki­est ’hoods— Old Las Pal­mas and the Ten­nis Club—so it feels a bit like bunk­ing with a fan­tas­ti­cally gen­er­ous old-world pa­tron. Its clas­sic antique decor—think Bar­bara Barry meets Ernest Hem­ing­way (the lat­ter of whom was ac­tu­ally a vis­i­tor to the home in its early years)—is a wel­come an­ti­dote to the pop art posters so preva­lent ev­ery­where else in town. thewil­lows­palm­springs.com

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