An iconic Palm Springs neighborhood and rich collection of vintage furnishings gave these homeowners an irresistible palette to play with.
By Kathryn Drury Wagner Photography by Ruben Vargas Jr
A cheerful mix of vintage and new furnishings pairs with a cheerful color palette in this midcentury condo.
Palm Springs’ Park Imperial South neighborhood dates to 1960 and was designed by Barry Berkus. With 30 homes featuring distinctive folded roofs, concrete block and fl oors made using poured terrazzo, the desirable area had been calling out to Ossie Saguil and Craig Mann. The couple have enviable style and impressive resumes: Ossie is a practicing physician, a vintage collector and CEO of Mr. Mann’s Design in Palm Springs. Craig Mann is the chief designer at Mr. Mann’s Design, which provides interior design as well as production and event services. He is also an accomplished singer and performer. ( For more about Mr. Mann’s Design, visit mrmannsdesign. com.)
The home’s unique folded roof creates sun and shade patterns that shift throughout the day, adding further visual interest.
Longtime residents of Palm Springs, they had been eyeing the Park Imperial South neighborhood, and in 2015 opportunity knocked. “We took a look at the property and from the outside, I knew that regardless of what was on the inside, I was going to buy it,” says Ossie. “You just know when something this rare comes up.” Sure, the place smelled like old dog, but there were tons of original features and chic midcentury style. The couple took on the project.
“Here in Palm Springs, if you see something, you have to buy it,