Palm Springs Modern Homes

Palm Springs Modern Homes was established in 1997 by Dennis and Cheryl Cunningham. The vision behind the company was to design and develop modern housing in the desert with the promise of great architecture at an affordable price. Initially the company created a number of custom homes and later became the first developer to build modern multi family living spaces in the city of Palm Springs since the early 1980’s. Since that time, the company has earned a solid reputation in design, construction quality and customer service. In everything we build, we use the latest green technology and construction methods demanded by today’s sophisticated home buyer to create elegant, functional and affordable living spaces in Southern California’s desert cities.

Palm Springs Modern Construction

Palm Springs Modern Construction has built over 250 residential units for PSMH. The development of this division organically grew as a result of our solid reputation as a builder of modern architecture. A number of clients that purchased their home from our parent company, Palm Springs Modern Homes, approached us about their personal or business needs. As a result of this need, we responded by creating a new platform in which to service the rapidly growing building needs in the City of Palm Springs for remodeling, new residential construction and commercial construction.

Design Philosophy

Every single person that buys one of my homes is into architecture. They use their home as a canvas for their own creativity. Our homes are about lifestyle.
— Dennis Cunningham, Principal, Palm Springs Modern Homes

For more than a decade, Dennis Cunningham, the principal of Palm Springs Modern Homes has worked closely with the City of Palm Springs to address how best to extend good design ideas in development while preserving the city’s mid-century modernist tradition. Some of the results of that ongoing dialogue have resulted in a number of high-profile awards, a museum exhibition and many articles in prominent trade and consumer publications. Palm Springs Modern Homes specializes in the creation of unique modern communities in Palm Springs and other desert cities. Our innovative designs are inspired by the ongoing legacy of modern desert living and seek to advance an emblematic Palm Springs lifestyle.

Our design philosophy is simple…we create elegant designs that reflect the best cosmopolitan living in a desert setting. At Palm Springs Modern Homes lifestyle and style coalesce.


Making a Statement: Recognition of Excellence

Since it’s inception, Palm Springs Modern Homes has been honored with numerous industry awards for design and construction. National and local publications have also covered the new wave of modernism sweeping Palm Springs and our company’s role in the movement. Palm Springs Modern Homes has been recognized by the AIA (Architects Institute of America) for our designs and we were selected by the curatorial staff at the A+D Museum > Los Angeles as the only developer outside of the greater Los Angeles area to participate in the exhibition Enlightened Development.

  • 2000 Palm Springs Life “The New Alexanders”
  • 2004 Los Angeles Times “A New Generation of Desert Modern.”
  • 2005 Architectural Record “Palm Springs Modern Homes”
  • Palm Springs Life Home “Next Century Modern”
  • Voted Best In America by the National Association of Home Builders
  • Honored as The Builder of the Year by The Building Industry Association
  • 2006 Metropolitan Home “Modern Developments”
  • AIACC Merit Award Recipient
  • CA Modern “Building Boom…Palm Springs”
  • 2007 The A+D Museum >Los Angeles Enlightened Development exhibition
  • 2007 Dwell Magazine: In The Modern World, “Exploring Space”
  • 2007 Forbes Magazine



The Palm Springs Modern Homes promise of great architecture at an affordable price has created a strong

record of customer satisfaction and brand loyalty among repeat home buyers, At Palm Springs

Modern Homes, Comfort meets Style.


I bought homes at 48@Arenas and 43@Racquet Club. Both purchases have been great investments for me. They were easy to rent and people were interested in the properties because of the great design.
— Kenny Jervis
I bought at 48@Baristo. The design, quality and price Palm Springs Modern Homes offers brought me back to purchase at 43@Racquet Club.
— Tony Hamilton
We appreciate the layout and the architecture and that’s why we bought two homes at 48@Arenas and 43@Racquet Club.
— Jon Johnson & Bill Miller
I follow Palm Springs Modern Homes and buy in their new developments because they are always on the cutting edge of modernism.’s like owning a piece of art.
— Denise Goodman


Dennis Cunningham, Principal


Dennis Cunningham brings the experience of a life long career though all aspects of real estate design, development and construction.  As the recipient of many industry achievements and Builder of the Year awards, with development projects published in both national and local periodicals, Dennis Cunningham is an involved and respected member of the Coachella Valley business community.  Dennis’s work within the community and local government is recognized with various civic honors presented by the cities comprising the desert communities.  Over the last few years, under the direct management of Dennis Cunningham, Palm Springs Modern Homes has built an exemplary reputation in the City of Palm Springs as the most innovative builder of new housing in the city, with homes often fully reserved at the time of ground breaking.


Ernest Vincent, Vice President


Ernie is a licensed attorney and real estate broker with over 20 years experience in real estate development.  His professional experience includes five years with The Irvine Company, three years with Taco Bell Corp., ten years with Century Crowell Communities, and, most recently, with Palm Springs Modern Homes.  Ernie’s development background includes creation of project proformas, negotiation of land purchase, sales agreements, and joint ventures agreements, processing of bank loan applications and related documentation, Department of Real Estate compliance, project insurance procurement, corporate formation and documentation, entitlement processing, and assessment district formation.  Ernie also served for the 1996 legislative session in the California State Capitol as Senior Consultant to the State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources.  In addition, he has written numerous articles on the subjects of politics, law and the environment for the Claremont Institute, Los Angeles Daily Journal and National Review Magazine.