Linea Residence G

Architect: Poon Design Inc.

Owner: Alta Verde Acquisitions, LLC

Location: Palm Springs, California

Category: One- and Two-family Production Homes (category two)    

This project's minimal lines, walls of glass, measured proportions, and sculptural massing deliver iconic architecture while unapologetically purging traditional ornamentation.

This production house sets a new standard for the speculative tract housing industry. To the home buying audience, Residence G offers a production home that equals the presence of custom luxury estates. And Residence G does so at a record low construction cost—one-fourth the cost per square foot of the high end residences seen throughout Southern California. Clarity and precision, minimal lines, walls of glass, measured proportions, and Cubist massing deliver iconic architecture that opposes the predictable Taco-Bell-style or the cliché Mid-Century Modern tract homes prevalent in the area. In the past few years, Residence G and parallel other sustainable home designs by this architect have been built and sold, totaling over 200 completed homes in the Palm Springs area. Under the thesis of “Modern for the Masses,” the architect’s agenda has ignited an entirely new movement of design and demographics in the region.

"This house is remarkably beautiful and contextually appropriate, especially given the stated cost per square foot. It seems to have a wealth of features and a design that accentuates the nearby landscape." ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Architect of record: Prest Vuksic Architects  

Contractor: Alta Verde Builders  

Engineer - civil: MSA Consulting Inc.  

Engineer - structural: Option One  

Engineer - MEP: MRC Engineering  

T24 consultant: MRC Engineering

Landscape consultant: Pinnacle Design Company


Victor A. Mirontschuk, FAIA (Chair), EDI International, PC, New York City

Katie Gerfen, ARCHITECT, Washington, DC

Luis Jauregui, FAIA, Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction, Austin, Texas

Adrianne Steichen, AIA, Pyatok Architects, Oakland, California

John Thatch, AIA, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, California    

Image credits


The Agency


Locke Plenniger


Mark Ballogg


Mark Ballogg


Mark Ballogg