Monday, April 21, 2014

palm springs modernism week 2014: dragnet house -- the story you are about to see is true . . .

Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Dragnet opening line!  This house, which was part of the Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Signature Home Tour in February, was built by Jack Webb, most famous for his role as Sargent Joe Friday in the 1950s radio show and the 1960s television series.

I liked the tilty address mailbox, who would know it was the Dragnet House?

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


And, I knew by the porch light that this home would be special indeed.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


This shot is facing the front door, with the entry sectioned off by a nice slatted room divider. How about that dining room fixture?

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Love it! I wonder if it is original or remodel? The home was recently redecorated by Christopher Kennedy who worked towards maintaining the feel of the era, without having it be a time capsule.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Off to the left is the living room. My mom owned a similar end table with a square glass top. I put a 7-Up down especially hard on the glass top and shattered it. Boo. Children. The interior of her table was not painted grey.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


Check out this beautiful lava rock fireplace mantle along the length of the room. And the carpet. And the painting. LOVE IT! All of it.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Interestingly enough, the master is utterly art deco. Let's take a quick peek...shall we?

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Me and mom. :) The bathroom and bedroom were so crazily art deco that the architect decided to just embrace it.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Awesome, right?

Let's check out the backyard. Martini anyone? The house is built in a u around this pool. **sigh**

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

And the kitchen. Supposedly Jack Webb bought the property next door, after divorcing Julie London, to stay close to his daughters.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


Cool right? They were running a little Dragnet on the flat screens.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

As usual I am obsessed with the floor. I think cork.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Cool mirror backed bar.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


I love to get in a good picture of picturesque decorative fruit. Important in every home staging.


Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


A couple of other bedrooms were completely unimproved from the sixties. The brochure and the tour guides said they were for the household staff. Alright.

Great for guests!

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Another guest room.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Bathroom unimproved since the sixties.  The shower in our bathroom used to have the walls.


Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960


One last look at the living room before we head out.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 Dragnet Jack Webb  House 1960

Love? Love.

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3 comments:

  1. It's so cool that you got to see this house in person. I did a post about it a couple of years ago, but I didn't have nearly as many cool photos. I see they've taken the framed picture of Jack Webb off the black chest.

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    1. Dana, thanks for sharing! It is nice to see our posts intersect!

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  2. I appreciate that it's not a time capsule, except the raised basin sinks in the master bath (not working there). The spacious feel, stone areas vs. clean use of wood is perfect. The pool area good, but not as welcoming as that sectional, for martinis...that living room is hot. I mean well-curated...swanky!

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