A Look at Dry Falls: The Bob's Big Boy Estate

A Look at Dry Falls: The Bob's Big Boy Estate

Marcia Prentice
Feb 26, 2013

Recently, designers, architects, and anyone and everyone who loves Midcentury design headed out to Palm Springs for the many parties, lectures, and home tours being offered during the annual Modernism event. The Dry Falls estate was one of the many homes on tour representing Midcentury architecture.

During the 1950s and 60s, the Alexander Construction Company built many tract homes, but this particular home was built in two phases. The main house was built in 1958 and a year and a half later three casitas were added to the property. The original owner of the home was the founder of the Bob's Big Boy chain and his family.

Over the years, the estate went through numerous additions and changes. The property was purchased by the current owner in 2009, who did extensive research to return the home back to its original footprint. Only a few modifications were made, such as adding clerestory windows in the kitchen. The outdoor landscaping was designed to honor Albert Frey's designs for outdoor concrete furniture.

(Images: Marcia Prentice)

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