Monday, April 7, 2008


Perhaps you would like to see the house that Frank Sinatra built in Palm Springs. It's an especially interesting result. Initially, Sinatra requested designs for a Georgian-style mansion complete with a brick facade and columns. It is a tribute to his architect, E. Stewart Williams, that he saved Sinatra from himself. Williams' brother, Roger, his partner, said, "We'd have been ruined if we'd been forced to build Georgian in the desert." I should say.

The house is a beautiful example of Desert-modern. (The history part of this link is a good read. You know, Ava and all.)

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