Backyard Retreats: Modern Escape in Palm Springs, Calif. From: Luxury Portfolio June 02, 2015 A stunning pool, spa and fire pit greet you as you enter this private midcentury modern compound. Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more. 1 / 17 Photo: Windermere Real Estate Southern California, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Windermere Real Estate. Modern Escape in Palm Springs, Calif. With thoughtful pool placement and huge window walls that open up to allow easy access to the courtyard, this home is a blissful retreat day or night.