Tours of The Cree House were offered with Modernism in Palm Springs this past February 2020. Having been to the Frey II house, we had to take advantage.
The Cree House was designed by Swiss-born architect Albert Frey for former school superintendent, turned real estate developer, Raymond Cree in 1955. Supported by thin steel columns, the 1,124 square foot home has one bedroom, one and a half baths and a 600 square foot bright yellow deck.
Recently, the home underwent a thorough renovation, restoring everything from the home’s exterior as well as interior wall panels, deck pieces to the kitchen appliances, to name a few. And it showed as we stepped back in time with this “Forgotten Frey”.
Here is a quick look at the process of this Elektro Herbold neon sign from a picture I snapped in Heidelberg, Germany in the mid-1980’s. 36"x24"
An article in San Diego Magazine, 2014, stated that Dwight Freeney had bought the painting,
but Mr. Segal still has possession and it is happily living in Little Italy, San Diego.