Bold, clean lines, flat roofs, expansive glass panes, and stunning open floor plans that bring the outdoors in are just some of the features of California’s infamous Mid-Century home designs – perfectly suited for Perth’s harsh climate and casual lifestyle.

Inspired by the dramatic geographical surrounds of the Coachella Valley, visionary architects such as Richard Neutra and Albert Frey created a timeless design aesthetic ideal for an easy-breezy, informal lifestyle.

These Desert Modern homes later became synonymous with Palm Springs’ glamorous movie star lifestyles of the 50s and 60s: sipping martinis and sitting round the pool to cool off from the desert heat, partying, relaxing and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.

With our harsh, dry summers, love of nature and an endless desire for indoor-outdoor flow, the Desert Modern home aesthetic is the perfect choice for Western Australians.

Mills Homes’ California series consists of six designs with over 12 different elevation options to choose from, all combining the best of Mid-Century Modernism and Desert Modern architecture.

See the California range of designs from only $219,000