Little house in La Quinta, California

MCM house in La Quinta, California

I love this house in La Quinta. I asked my California friend Darren why the town is called La Quinta, which means “fifth” in Spanish, and he wrote: “It’s called that because in colonial times, there were haciendas along major commercial routes that were reached every fifth day of travel. As a result, “La Quinta” is actually a fairly common place name in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.” Those days are over, obviously, and this is not a hacienda, but it seems to fit into this landscape more perfectly than many of the reproduction Spanish colonial jobs that flank it.

MCM house in La Quinta, California

The house is a three minute walk from this landscape at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains:

Santa Rosa mountains, La Quinta, California

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