Everyone within a 50-mile radius talks about — and strives for — indoor-outdoor living. But this 1958 home that underwent a deep, top-to-bottom renovation by H3K Design takes it to an awesome extreme.

Beyond the zero-level fire pit that welcomes a bar to slide over the top when not in use and the new track lighting tucked into the original tongue-and-groove ceiling, the home’s designers employed an irresistible decorating approach.

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H3K got some outstanding attention from Housely.com recently. Here's what they had to say about our work:
"Have you ever seen a home design so fabulous that you wondered who did it and how? Probably. Sure, there are plenty of people who would love to redecorate and redesign their homes, but they often find themselves stuck deciding where to start and what to do. Like any other form of art, designing a home requires a lot of thought, attention to detail, time, and dedication. In fact, many people view their homes as canvases waiting to be touched. Even for people who are able to come up with lots of amazing ideas, it can still be difficult to put them into action. Also, in many cases, there are budget, space, and other constraints that keep people from bringing their ideas to life. 

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The sprawling, mid-century modern complex at 140 Via Lola in Palm Springs is in the throes of a renaissance.

The property includes a long, rectangular, glass-facade building that faces Palm Canyon Drive and houses four — soon to be five — businesses and a handful of vacation rental apartments on the second floor, above the retail/restaurant level.

Behind the building, extending west on Via Lola, is a sparkling swimming pool and more apartment units — 38 in all.

The street-facing building — former home of Don the Beachcomber, one of the many Polynesian-style dining establishments opened by Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, known as the founding father of tiki restaurants, bars and nightclubs — is being re-imagined by the owners of Palm Springs-based H3K Design.

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H3K Design was once again featured on Houzz.com in a great piece about our recent project, Laverne 2, in a piece called "Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel".


Here's an excerpt from the article:

"What lures people to Palm Springs, California, a desert where temperatures can top 116 degrees? Oh, probably a cool pool, Frank Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had in mind when they rehabilitated this dilapidated midcentury home. “We really tried to give off the sense that this was an ultimate Palm Springs getaway,” Kemper says.

Read complete article on Houzz.com

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:14

H3K Design Featured on BobVila.com

H3K Design was featured on BobVila.com in a great piece called "Make an Entrance: 10 Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors".

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"During the renovation of a Palm Springs mid-century house, design firm H3K chose a new door with a vintage vibe, then had it painted a cheerful blue. Surrounded by neutral architectural materials and vivid nature, the attention-grabbing turquoise door played a major role in the visual transformation."

There aren't many people who know home improvement like Bob Vila, and Bob Vila likes H3K Design!

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Monday, 06 January 2014 18:58

H3K Design Featured Again on Houzz.com

H3K Design was once again featured on Houzz.com in a great piece called "Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Midcentury Modern Spaces".

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"While the interior of this bathroom looks pretty modern, the glimpse of the outside concrete deco wall, a popular feature in midcentury modern design, pulls the whole look into another era."

Houzz.com knows that when it comes to Palm Springs Midcentury Modern home design, H3K Design is always the answer!

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Friday, 15 November 2013 19:20

H3K Design Featured on Houzz.com

H3K Design was recently featured on Houzz.com in a great piece called "Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match".

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"If you want to go bold with both your countertop and backsplash, bring a sample of your chosen countertop material with you as you shop for backsplash tile. You will be able to instantly limit your backsplash options to those that work with your countertop material. If you are struggling with finding the right backsplash to work with your countertop selection, consider hiring a pro, even if it's for just a few hours, to help you nail the selections. Or enlist the help of a color- or design-savvy friend."

Houzz.com knows that when it comes to Palm Springs home design, H3K Design is the answer!

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    • The Desert Sun: Swan House shines after foreclosure, remodel
      The Desert Sun: Swan House shines after foreclosure, remodel

      On Sunday night, Modernism Week will take center stage in Rancho Mirage for the Swan House — a roomy, newly remodeled Thunderbird Heights estate with mysterious provenance. The estate features clean lines and clerestory windows in the international style, and inside, it’s riddled with accent wallpaper and tile.

      Just three years ago, however, appraisers suggested tearing it down.

      “I really think we saved this house,” said Howard Hawkes, one of the co-owners of H3K Design, which bought the house out of foreclosure in 2012 and started restoring it this spring. “When we were getting our financing, one of the appraisers who came here told us that the house wasn’t worth saving... But we saw its potential.”

      Written on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 23:12
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