Casa Tierra, Palm Springs is a private hillside escape designed by Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk. Bobby’s most unique and ambitious project yet is now hosting on Airbnb.
JennAir, the luxury appliance brand, known for pushing the industry forward with its provocative design and connected appliance suite, has once again returned to Modernism Week Palm Springs (May 12-15, 2022) — this time in collaboration with design expert and Emmy-nominated TV host, Bobby Berk, on his most personal project to date, Casa Tierra.
Bobby Berk is a design expert & Emmy-nominated TV host known for his work transforming lives and living spaces on Netflix’s Queer Eye. Bobby leads his eponymous multi-faceted brand, including comprehensive lifestyle destination BobbyBerk.com. His design firm has quickly become a leader in the home building industry, and in 2020, Architectural Digest crowned Bobby as one of the “most famous interior designers working today.”
Located in Palm Desert, California, Casa Tierra is a 2.3-acre property consisting of multiple buildings, tons of outdoor spaces, and gorgeous views. It also happens to be Bobby’s first vacation home design.
“I wanted to create a space that was a true escape in every sense of the word. Casa Tierra is all about soothing colors, totally relaxation, and feeling fully connected to the desert landscape. ” – Bobby Berk.
In collaboration with Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and designed by Berk and interior designer, Paula Oblen, Casa Tierra is an exquisite fusion of classic Mid-Century Spanish and modern luxury design. Every inch of the picturesque, yet welcoming home thoughtfully brings in new life while preserving its original characteristics, right down to the appliances. In the kitchen, a JennAir Induction Cooktop lives beneath an original terracotta roof overhang — a breathtaking view of the mountainous desert landscape just beside it. The JennAir RISE Double Wall Oven, Built-In Microwave Drawer, Dishwasher, and Counter Depth Exterior Dispensing Refrigerator are perfect embodiments of the homes’ ability to blend sleek, modern elements with organic, earthy materials and textures. A sanctuary for entertaining, the main house, poolside bar, and its two casitas are equipped with JennAir RISE™ Under Counter Beverage Centers and Wine Cellars.
“Since 2015, this home has been a dream of mine. Although I’ve designed and worked on multiple homes throughout previous Modernism Week showcases, this project has a special place in my heart,” said Berk. “While designing this home, I wanted the appliances to break boundaries, rather than fit the standard kitchen design mold. That’s what drew me to JennAir — their appliances are bold but opulent, allowing the homes’ dynamic design to make no sacrifice in the kitchen.”
The RISE design expression, one of the two distinct design offerings from JennAir, featured within the home, draws the eye to its striking, professional-style design. The JennAir appliances display elegance without compromising quality. The Counter Depth Exterior Dispensing RISE Refrigerator is a premium expression of design and performance, showcasing expansive glass, an Obsidian interior and WiFi connectivity. Similarly, the JennAir Dishwashers featuring the RISE design expression is the quietest luxury dishwasher brand* featured in the home, it includes a third rack that has its own pressurized wash system and capacity to hold extra cups and bowls, all without sacrificing performance.
“As we returned to Modernism Week for another year, we were excited to showcase how JennAir designs fit any vision of progressive luxury on display at the festival. Our appliances give designers like Bobby Berk the creative freedom to design outside the lines, as brought to life in the marriage of JennAir appliances and the desert aesthetic at Casa Tierra,” said Chelsey Whitehead, Director of Product and Brand Marketing of JennAir.