Built by architect William Cody in 1962, this Palm Springs home was lucky enough to find its way into the hands of a true mid century modern design lover who recently restored it to its original glory. The owner’s goal? To have the home appear as if it had not been touched since the 1960s.




Working with architect Thomas Morbitzer and designer Darren Brown, floors were made new again, the pool was re-designed, windows were replaced and then of course, there was the decor to attend to…




The home’s owner brought a number of previously owned iconic Eames and George Nelson pieces into the space, while designer Darren Brown pushed him to incorporate items that would feel a little less… obvious – suggesting pieces from artists and designers such as Pedro Friedeberg (see hand chair in the living room), Monteverdi Young and Jean Prouvé. The owner also had a significant collection of black and white photography by Dian Arbus, but Brown urged him to incorporate color with photography by the likes of Brandon Herman (see below).




So what do you think? Wishing it were the 1960s, or happy to be safe and sound in 2013?

Photos: 1, 11. via Amornvivat/Morbitzer,   2, 3, 4,6,7,9,10. by Stefan Zhyuyar for AD Russia,   5, 8, 12, 13. via Darren Brown Interiors.



  1. Amazing home! I love the yard so much!! What a great website you have.

  2. Wow – this is a killer house! Love every little thing about it.

  3. I have always loved everything about Palm Springs, the style of homes, gardens, palm trees for backdrops and can imagine the movie stars who lived in these homes, the pool parties would have been awesome. I love this style of home and could easily see myself living there.
    You have done an amazing job on this house and the gardens. It’s good to see these 60’s homes are not being forgotten. Love the website. Looking forward to seeing more of the same!

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