Get the real feel of living in our desert oasis – rent the digs of a Hollywood legend! This week’s edition of Time magazine (8-11-08) suggests this great option, instead the usual stay in a hotel/motel. And for anyone considering purchasing a property here in always sunny Palm Springs, it’s an intimate way to experience our lifestyle more fully before you buy.
Just think of yourself sitting in Frank Sinatra’s living room, enjoying a cocktail, gazing out at the piano-shaped pool, and imagine all of the good times that took place there. Sinatra hosted there the likes of Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen and so many other Hollywood stars of the time, including his second wife Ava Gardner. Perhaps there will be more then just the spirits in your glass to keep you entertained?
Sinatra’s home is one of many of our Modernist homes designed by the likes of E. Stewart Williams, William Cody, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and William Krisel, some of which are now available as vacation rentals. These mid-century homes had the effect of “revolutioniz(ing) the way Americans live and play”, and careful preservation has assured Palm Springs the continuing recognition as “a design hot spot”. This is the reason why the Life section of Time is featuring us this week. The Time article provides a nice overview of our fabled Hollywood winter playground, its past glories, and present opportunities for a unique Palm Springs experience. Come and make this your own personal desert playground!