First Stop – Staci Munic's Tennis Club Bungalow
Tennis Club Bungalow—Staci’s Munic's Desert Dream Pad
Community: Tennis Club Homes
Designer/Home Owner: Staci Munic, Staci Munic Interiors
Staci Munic Interiors condo located in Palm Springs, CA, is one of five condos featured in the Modernism Week home tour in the Hidden Cody Tennis Club Homes. Built in the mid-1960s, the hidden Cody Tennis Club Villas are made up of thirteen midcentury original homes included a model home decorated by Arthur Elrod.
William Cody’s residential projects illustrated the simplicity of form, natural light, and large windows displaying a smooth connection between interior and exterior. My intention was to remain authentic to Cody’s design, while simultaneously creating a modern home in which to live comfortably, casually, and luxuriously 50 years after it was built. The condo was remodeled in the 80’s, and I took it to the studs this past year. All of the windows, except for the sliding doors, were glass block, and it was the first design element I decided to restore. I love to cook and entertain, so I enlarged the galley kitchen by 2 feet, removed walls, and added a steel I-beam to open up the kitchen to the living space. I removed walls in the master suite and relocated the entrance to the master closet while enlarging it, in order to create a calming spa retreat. Providing privacy in the bedrooms, while allowing flexibility and accessibility of the multifunctional spaces, was a design dilemma, which we solved with sliding glass doors. The entire home, including the appliances, are smart and programmable through my phone, including a sophisticated yet intuitive lighting system with scene settings. The landscaping was re-conceptualized in order to provide an intimate front patio with a mountain view, and a welcoming back yard, bringing the outside in by using the interior porcelain tile on the patio.