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Frank Sinatra’s Modern House Plan at Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs

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Published On : 08-15-2013
Author :Brian Toolan
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If you have ever been to Palm Springs, California you will know that this resort town has always been known for its inspirational modern house plans. The town is located about a hundred miles southeast of Los Angeles. A midcentury design mecca to the stars for more than a half of a century, this community continues to influence artists and architects thanks to its iconic modernist architecture such as Frank Sinatra’s modern house plan at Twin Palms Estate.

Palm Desert has been popular since the 1920s, and as a famous spot for celebrities, it was a second home to thousands of celebrity entertainers including A-list stars from Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Clark Gable to Lucille Ball and Elvis Presley, just to name a few. To this day this exotic resort sports a kind of bohemian lifestyle that is filled with glamorous social gatherings.

 

 

Sinatra's Palm Springs Modern Home

Sinatra Twin Palms Estate  is just one example of mid-century architecture. His four-bedroom Twin Palms home (left) – complete with a piano-shaped swimming pool – was a favorite watering hole in 1951. Note the home’s clean lines and seamless transition between the indoor space and the outdoor patio area where the star held countless parties for and under the stars!

The home was designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. Today this home been restored and now features vintage luxury furnishings with modern amenities, and is being leased to vacationers.  

Now a favorite of the Millennial generation, this style home reflects modern elegance, as evidenced by sales of similar plans at The Plan Collection – including this House Plan #149-1470, a 3,000 plus square foot four bedroom modern home featured below. A formal living room, dining room, large bedrooms and patios make this great floor plan ideal for a large family and also for entertaining.

Modern home designs like this are not only popular -- but can also be affordable. Modern design for homes actually began back in the early 1900s, with focus to strong geometric shapes, polished surfaces, larger windows, and neutral palettes.

In fact, these older ranch houses built in the suburbs during the 50s and 60s are now getting a second look from both the young and old alike. Homebuilders are embracing new construction of the American ranch house – for many of the very same reasons why they were popular in the first place.  Check out this article in a prior article at The Plan Collection on ranch style homes.

The Plan Collection has more than 20,000 house plans, ranging from ranch style to contemporary to prairie style homes complete with angular designs, modern amenities, and most of all, classic style. Although some will require a bigger budget, some of these newer house plans typically focus on home design enabling more efficient, and cost effective construction. Also called “pre-drawn house plans” these will also generate significant savings from hiring a house designer or architect to prepare a set of custom plans for you. Ready-made house plans can also be easily modified to meet a home owner’s specific desires. Visit http://www.theplancollection.com for more information.

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