You could get $50,000 to restore Walter White’s iconic ‘Wave’ house in Palm Desert – Orange County Register

Lovers of midcentury modern architecture are hoping to “Save the Wave.”

The iconic Palm Desert home with a roof described as a wave or a roller coaster will be auctioned off in February, and the city of Palm Desert is offering up to $50,000 in matching funds to someone willing to buy and restore it.

The city and the Historical Society of Palm Desert call the home at 73697 Santa Rosa Way “an important example of Palm Desert’s midcentury modern architectural heritage.”

City officials are hoping the deteriorated, 1,900-square-foot house, designed by celebrated architect Walter S. White in 1955, will be bought by someone interested in preserving it. That’s the only…

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