Robert Kleinschmidt Makes a Palm Springs Bungalow His Own

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Carl Hansen & Søn: Armchairs.

Republic of Fritz Hansen: Side Chairs, Chaise, Stools, Coffee Table.

In Robert D. Kleinschmidt’s house, the glass sliders were existing, while flooring was replaced inside and out by large-format through-body porcelain. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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Clear-lacquered particleboard millwork, an abaca rug, and a vintage George Nelson bed with cane headboard are earthy foils to prints by Ellsworth Kelly and Pierre Clerk in the guest bedroom. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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Protected by a clear acrylic box, the dining area’s Ulfert Wilke watercolor on paper was the kitchen backsplash in a former residence. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

The enameled-bronze sculpture, Milano, is by Jim Dine. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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Carl Hansen & Søn: Armchairs.

Republic of Fritz Hansen: Side Chairs, Chaise, Stools, Coffee Table.

A custom sofa and rosewood millwork join Poul Kjærholm’s cane seating in the living area, with a synthetic-paper sculpture by Matt Schwartz. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

The entry was widened to four feet for impact and fitted with a purple-painted pivot door. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

The concrete-block bungalow was designed in 1968 by Richard Harrison. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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Faux leather wraps the custom desk in the master bedroom; a large-scale work by Jack Beal hangs to one side of the bed. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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Kleinschmidt made the plaster bust in an undergraduate elective in 1963; the neon piece is by the artist Chryssa. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

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