Goodbye William Krisel

American Modernism will never forget.

The man who forever changed the Palm Springs roof-line passed away this month, but American Modernism will never forget William Krisel.

Although Krisel is most-known for the butterfly shaped rooftops that he popularized in Southern California, the incredibly-prolific architect designed over 10,000 homes in his decades-long career in a variety of shapes and styles. He worked with architect Dan Palmer and the Alexander Construction Company to bring thousands of modernist tract homes to middle-class buyers. Today his work is some of the most highly-sought after real estate in Palm Springs and beyond.

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Photos courtesy of Darren Bradley.