Walter White: Metro Homes (Palm Desert, Calif.)



White worked with the Metro Homes company to design small homes for subdivisions throughout California. In Palm Desert, the Metro Homes (also known as "Palm Desert Homes") were one- or two- bedroom homes (either oblong or T-shaped) with and without attached carports. The Palm Desert Corporation, the large landowner, did not allow only one architect and developer to design houses for an entire neighborhood, so only a small number of lots were built.


Walter White, architect


Walter S. White papers, Architecture and Design Collection; Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.


circa 1951


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Walter White, architect, “Walter White: Metro Homes (Palm Desert, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed October 26, 2021,