Turkel Design

Axiom Desert House - Projects

Featuring the Turkel Design signature post-and-beam construction and an open great room breezing out to a private courtyard, the 2,110-square-foot Axiom Desert House draws from the lifestyle and culture of Palm Springs—seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living while incorporating sustainable and energy-efficient products and systems throughout.

Based on our Axiom 2110 and inspired by some fundamental tenets of midcentury modernism, Axiom Desert House is a modern oasis that offers seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces, making it ideal for desert living, while replicable across variable sites and climates. Joel and Meelena Turkel have taken this opportunity to turn the lens on themselves as designers and clients, while teaming up with numerous esteemed partners whose innovative, efficient, and carefully designed products are integral to the home, offering Turkel Design the opportunity to experiment with new materials, finishes, and processes.

Learn more about our Living Lab and Modernism Week 2019 Featured Home here.

Photos by Chase Daniel


Featured Video - Preview of Our Interactive 3D Tour

Check out this sneak peek of our brand new interactive, self-guided 3D tour, where you can explore the entire Axiom Desert House at your convenience. Walk through the modern oasis from front to back—pausing, turning, and zooming in where you like—or jump between spaces via the floor plan feature. Take the full tour here: bit.ly/axiomdeserthouse-3D