ACME House Company Rejuvenates Palm Springs Vacation Rentals

September 1, 2015 - table lamp

Design organisation helps skill owners emanate vacation paradise

LIVING ROOM/AFTER: It's tough for me to select a favorite, though we have to contend it's a vital room, says Michelle Martin. we adore that room. It is gentle and homey, light and airy, nonetheless still has warmth. we am in adore with a chandelier. we only can't stop looking during it.

LIVING ROOM/AFTER: “It’s tough for me to select a favorite, though we have to contend it’s a vital room,” says Michelle Martin. “I adore that room. It is gentle and homey, light and airy, nonetheless still has warmth. we am in adore with a chandelier. we only can’t stop looking during it.”

Photography: Eric Lynch


There are copiousness of good hotel options when visiting Palm Springs, though some visitors cite a bit some-more space or remoteness for those times when roving with a organisation of friends and looking for a communal, common experience.

ACME House Company has been charity vacation rentals in a city given 2008 and now has 70 homes in their portfolio. Their website explains that ACME means, “the indicate during which someone or something is during a best; a peak, limit or pinnacle.”


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BEFORE/LIVING ROOM: The designers embellished a aged timber roof and brought in all new furnishings, lighting, and art. “In conceptualizing vacation homes, it’s all about seating a whole organisation comfortably,” says engineer John-Patrick Flynn. “Two nine-foot tradition sofas plus additional occasional chairs, a oversized Cordova cocktail list by Bernhardt, a Mandarin tabernacle table, and a Amelia candelabrum by Nuevo Living.” They also consecrated a dual 60″ x 40″ paintings that now side a fireplace.


To safeguard a homes in their portfolio accommodate that standard, a association has a possess pattern team. John-Patrick Flynn and Francie Flynn have been operative together for some-more than 25 years, and were even married for 16 years during a 1980s and 1990s. They assistance skill owners emanate a ideal vacation paradise.

“Our pattern projects operation from discerning and easy accessorizing to full-scale remodels,” says John-Patrick. “Some owners of existent vacation home rentals only need assistance to abate things adult with some new toss pillows, a few pieces of art, maybe a headboard, or a new outside dining set.”


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BEFORE/AFTER: BACKYARD: The designers worked with Solterra Development to give a backyard a vital face lift. Before, it was blank dual of a 3 many requested amenities in a vacation home: an outside glow underline and lonesome dining. “In further to adding a arbour and a tradition cocktail list with a glow feature, we transposed a freestanding prohibited cylinder with a rapids spa—the third most-requested amenity—and tanning shelf integrated with a pool, and new musical tile for a pool and outside shower,” says John-Patrick.


Other projects, like a one shown here, need a finish remodel. In these cases, a skill owners might have purchased a fixer tip privately to put it in a vacation let pool and ACME’s renovations will embody changes such as new baths, flooring, windows, and an extraneous revamp.

Mike Flannery, boss of ACME House Company, records that a association underwrites a pattern team’s fees, that provides skill owners with a good value-added service. “The skill owners value a guidance. And a guest get to stay in properties that are dressed to a nines. It’s a win-win arrangement all around,” he says.

“This is about formulating a ideal place for vacationers—that Palm Springs experience,” adds John-Patrick. “But we also have to stay within budgets that make sense. We have to select pieces that demeanour costly though can simply and affordably be transposed should they get shop-worn during a guest stay. Our pursuit is to emanate properties that offer a comfort and character of a private home, though can mount adult to a wear and rip brought on by high occupancy.”


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DINING ROOM: Before and After. John-Patrick records that a dining room is, “Our dried chronicle of a stylish cabin in a woods, we went a bit some-more country regulating a zinc-topped cruise table, a insignia imitation on a wood-trimmed side chairs, oversized conduct chairs, and a Illana Pendant Lamp by Nuevo Living.”


John-Patrick adds, many importantly, a skill has to sketch good so that ACME properties locate a eye of impending guest visiting transport websites chock full of choices. “They have a lot of options and they are creation their choices mostly formed on a online pictures. So a ‘wow factor’ is crucial,” he says.

The pattern organisation completes many of their projects on a really brief timeline — 6 to 8 weeks from pattern judgment to designation — yet, they don’t take a cookie knife approach.


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GUEST ROOM: Before and After. “In successful vacation home pattern it’s all about formulating a feel of an upscale hotel room with a comfort of a bedroom in a private home,” says John Patrick. To grasp that affect, a guest room was embellished in a comfortable shade of white — Swiss Coffee by Dunn Edwards — and flashy with pattern-on-pattern textiles in blues, camel, and white. John Patrick records that a king-size bed and en apartment full bath, that this room now has, are during a tip of a list of many requested amenities.


“No dual properties demeanour alike,” says John Patrick. “We are clever about that. We have a few beds and outside vital room sets that we like to use. But we change adult a fabrics or a approach they are presented to say that ‘private home’ feel.”

And with properties via Palm Springs’ graphic neighborhoods, ACME has something for everyone. John-Patrick records that modernism fans are captivated to a easy Alexanders in Racquet Club Estates and Sunmor, while those who suffer being means to travel to South Palm Springs preference Tahquitz River Estates.


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MASTER BATH: Before and After. Originally, a guest room and a master common a really large, prolonged Jack and Jill bath. The Flynns reimagined a space to emanate dual full baths so there are now dual bedrooms with private en apartment bathrooms. “We repurposed a cabinetry and plumbing fixtures to emanate a guest bath and brought in all new cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, and musical mosaic tile to emanate a master bath,” adds John-Patrick.


“Larger extended families are drawn to a bigger properties in Las Palmas, Indian Canyons, and Deepwell,” he adds. “The Movie Colony East [formerly Ruth Hardy Park] is always really popular, and now Sunrise Park is apropos some-more in demand.”

The chateau shown here is a recently finished plan dubbed Hidden Haven. It’s a 4 bedroom/four bathroom, private home located in Tahquitz River Estates. Homeowners Michelle and Kon Martin could not be some-more gratified with a renovation. (Flannery’s other company, Solterra Development Inc., was a ubiquitous contractor.)


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MASTER BEDROOM: Before and After. In a master bedroom, a designers churned textures and patterns, including Moroccan-inspired prints for a area carpet and loll chairs, and decorative bedding in a gray and yellow chevron. “Lots of toss pillows are one of a mainstays of a look,” says John-Patrick. “A king-size upholstered bed, fluted mercury potion lamps on Pulaski Farrah nightstands, a mother-of-pearl cocktail table, and gray lacquer dresser all supplement a bit of pointed bling.”


Michelle says that their home is, “vacation let savvy. The residence can nap adult to 8 people and they [the pattern team] combined spaces that can reason all 8 comfortably, as good as private spaces so that couples can have private time. There are only so many places to go on a skill that it creates it silken to only hang out and not have to leave a house!”

ACME House Company, 1733 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite D, Palm Springs, 760-650-1050;


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