Miles Bates Residence

Miles C. Bates Residence - 73697 Santa Rosa Way, Palm Desert GRANT

Designed in 1954 by architect Walter S. White (1917-2002), the Miles Bates Residence is a unique piece of modernist architecture. The most prominent feature of the structure is its striking “wave” roof. Unfortunate (but reversible) additions hide the original front curved wall. The Historical Society of Palm Desert is leading the effort to have the residence placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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On March 26, 2018 the Miles C. Bates Residence was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On February 24, 2018 the Miles Bates Residence was successfully auctioned to Stayner Architects of Los Angeles. The firm stated their intention to restore the house.

November 27, 2017 the Miles Bates Residence nomination was received by the California State Historic Preservation Office for consideration.

On June 7, 2017 PSPF sent a letter to the Historical Society of Palm Desert informing them of the PSPF board’s approval of a $3,000 grant to help defray the costs associated with the preparation of the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Miles Bates Residence.

At the June 2, 2017 PSPF board meeting the decision was made to award a grant to the HSPD for $3,000 to “be expended to defray the costs associated with the preparation of the National Register nomination” for the Miles Bates Residence.

On May 24, 2017 the Historical Society of Palm Desert (HSPD) made a public request for donations to help prepare the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Miles Bates Residence. To read more about the HSPD’s “Save the Wave” call to action click here.

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IN THE MEDIA

June 8, 2017, Desert Sun (Miles Bates Residence)