If you haven’t seen the episode of Mad Men with the super swanky Palm Springs house (actually located in Chatsworth if you can believe it!), you are missing out. It was back in Season 2 when Don Draper goes to Palm Springs on a spur of the moment getaway with his new 21 year old fling. Check out these awesome pictures of the house that blew our minds when we saw it!
“I immediately recognized the house where Don stayed in the latest episode as being by Pierre Koenig (or at least in the style of Koenig). I recently saw an exhibit at the Oakland Museum on the “Birth of the Cool” that featured photographs of his “case study” houses.
They are very “space age” modern, and very open, with huge windows (well very few walls) and are almost surreal. These houses were actually designed as “case studies,” and to me they don’t seem very livable (lack of privacy and/or protection from LA sun) but are quite stunning visually.
They are also quite iconic of the ideals of the period and there are some famous photographs showing an idealized set of people inhabiting them — which seeing the people acting in the episode reminded me of.
Anyway, once again the creators of Mad Men did their homework and found a set that is cutting edge for the period and amazing to look at:http://www.jetsetmodern.com/koenigarticle.htm”
How can you get your own “Palm Springs Style”?
Easy! Check out this great book we also love by Assouline