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MidMod Design Tour

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With individual mini tablets, MidMod Design Tour provides you opportunity to see beyond the garden walls, showing vintage and contemporary images and aerial photos of historic Mid-century Modern buildings in Palm Springs. Started by talented local...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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687 N Palm Canyon Dr, Suite B, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to understand how Palm Springs developed, see some classic mid century modern architecture, and here some interesting tidbits from a real pro, you should take this tour. Lyle is terrific, engaging and will customize the tour to your liking. He knows the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim A
MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I appreciate your kind review. At the beginning of most tours, I inquire to find out if there are specific buildings on the "must see" list for each of my guests, and worrk to accommodate a variety of guests' wishes. And if mid-century modern architecture...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed taking the MidModTour and found Lyle to be very knowledgeable and friendly. I liked that he was able to cover so many points of interest that might be covered in several other tours including the Movie Colony, the Elvis Presley homes, homes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind recommendation. While I don't spend a great deal of time on the celebrities, if the story is relevant to the architecture, I share what I have learned. I am glad you found the tour enjoyable and entertaining. Happy Trails, wherever...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a lot of people, I was introduced to mid-century modern architecture by Mad Men. When we were planning a trip to Palm Springs, I was interested in learning more. The tour was essentially like a private tour of Palm Springs. We learned so much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mad Men is a great place to start. I also enjoyed the show for its visual recreation of the MidMod era. Hopefully, the details of Palm Springs' architectural history also inspired. Happy Trails, wherever you travel! Lyle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lyle provided an informative, personalized tour of mid-century architecture in Palm Springs. He started off with a brief historical overview of the area and asked our small group what we were most interested in seeing and learning. Then he followed up by pointing out areas...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind recommendation. I enjoy sharing my love of architecture with guests on the tour. I am glad that my enthusiasm shows and helped you enjoy the tour. Happy Trails, wherever you travel! Lyle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't imagine a better tour for midcentury modern design and architecture in Palm Springs! Lyle was very knowledgeable about the city history, architecture, design and building details. There were two architects in our group and he was able to give enough detail to suit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and great suggestion. Palm Springs' first modern building remains at the top of the newly resorted list. It is essential to the modern architecture presentation portion of the tour, held in my office (located in a 1947 Albert Frey designed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up in homes surrounded by Scandinavian mid-century modern furnishings, we were interested in learning how this style had been interpreted in Southern California. Lyle provided an excellent, very well-planned overview of how and why mid-century modern architecture developed in Palm Springs, adding historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 2InquiringMinds, I am so glad you enjoyed your tour. I love that you have learned some of the "how and why!" It is one thing to take a tour and see the "what." It has always been my endeavor to share more. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lyle's MidMod Design Tour is a fun way to explore Palm Springs, especially if you are interested in architecture and celebrity culture. I treated my mother-in-law to a day out and we were pleasantly surprised to have a private tour all to ourselves. It probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great suggestion. Although my voice is loud, I do wonder if injecting a little MidMod music, at appropriate intervals would be possible, without compromising the ability for all to hear(?). I am glad you enjoyed the curated information available on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our extended family decided to spend the holidays in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area this year. I'm an interior designer and a midcentury modern design lover. My husband is a history buff and my brother-in-law is an engineer. The three of us took my two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MidModDesignGuy, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent recommendation. I love the fact that there was "something for everyone" in your group of all ages. I do try to customize my tour to help each guest (regardless of age) enjoy the experience. Happy Holidays, and Happy Trails, wherever...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

Although my husband and I really wanted to take an architecture tour, we were reluctant to do so due to the cost ($100/tour per person). We ended up biting the bullet and are so glad we did. Lyle starts the tour by asking about your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thanks, Emily! I am glad you found the tour educational and interesting. I work to provide a unique tour experience tailored for each group, and it sounds like I managed to deliver the value for which you were looking. Thank you, again for choosing MidMod...More

Reviewed November 17, 2018

Lyle's tour delivered exactly what I wanted - up close views of mid-mod design as I've only seen in magazines. I'm a novice and the information about the architects, their influence and importance that Lyle shared made me admire their work that much more. Lyle's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for booking the MidMod Design Tour. We are lucky to have such a large assortment of Mid-century Modern Architecture, so near by, in Palm Springs. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again for sharing. Happy trails, wherever you travel. Lyle

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jibberoo
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Response from MidModDesignGuy | Property representative |
I appreciate all your answers. For detailed information, please visit the website for MidModDesignTour to find scheduled tours and costs. The tablets offered provide plans, aerial views, and / or interior views as well as... More
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