Way before Leonardo DC, Cary Grant made his winter home in Palm Springs – the Movie Colony

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  1. September 7, 2012

    I wonder how they came to call that style ‘Spanish Andalusian’… No Andalusian would ever recognize that sort of architecture as being local. Farmhouses (known as Cortijos) here are in the shape of a square U bolt, the square is then completed by a single wall with a large door/gate which encloses the central patio. The only similarity I can see is the rendering style.
    The closest to that style in Spain would be Basque architecture, in fact we see that type of construction a lot on the South West coast of France around Biarritz too.

  2. September 7, 2012

    Architectural stylings aside, the place and its surroundings are fabulous!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • September 7, 2012

      You too, Marie! My kitchen is torn down to the redwood lathe and studs… Love it!!!

  3. September 7, 2012

    I love looking at these old photographs. Areas and places hardly recognizable today.

    • September 7, 2012

      Underneath the bad signage and in between the mini-malls a great deal of it still exits… Cary Grant’s house is still there in the Movie Colony, the development is denser than back in the day, but it’s still beautiful.

  4. September 7, 2012

    I need to seek this one out next time I am in P.S. I do remember seeing it featured in some old interior design magazine.

  5. George Kaplan
    March 19, 2014

    Some cultural avenger, a defender of taste, should emerge from the heathaze and blow all the bad signage and every steenking mini mall away! Ahem.

    • March 19, 2014

      I used to walk around when I was younger imagining I was exactly that… How did you know? The things that really steamed me were awful remodels of beautiful old homes.

  6. George Kaplan
    March 19, 2014

    Just intuition, I guess, or I’m psychic! (That’s “psychic” not “psyCHO!)

    • March 20, 2014

      Intuitive to the max 😉 !

  7. […] into the larger singular gable form.  The second, Cary Grant’s Spanish Colonial Palm Springs residence of 1930, a shallow stuccoed gable punctured by deep-set windows and shaded by deep eaves and wood […]

    • May 1, 2018

      Nicholas, thank you. Architecture is fascinating, so happy that you are blogging!

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