The mid-century Palm Springs home was built in 1962 by famed architect James McNaughton (a longtime Hollywood set decorator-turned-designer to the stars) for a Hollywood producer and his family. It then came into the possession of rather more famous (and infamous) inhabitants including Roger Moore and Hugh Hefner, who used it as the “Playboy in the desert” house in the 1970s.
The house is a magnificent example of mid-century meets Hollywood regency architecture. The colonnade flows both indoors and out, creating a magical ambience that blurs the lines between both. All of this work, however, was done under careful guidelines as the home is now a listed historical, cultural monument — and as such, had the be reworked like a renovation rather than a remodel.