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Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

If you want to live in a place once owned by Hollywood royalty, then look no further then this 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Built back in 1956, this building has been home to the likes of William Holden, Stephanie Powers, Audrey Hepburn and Tippi Hedren in the past. That is some pedigree and a definite conversation starter.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Yes, it looks fairly contemporary inside. But that’s really all about the deco and finish. According to the agent, the house has been ‘returned to its original footprint’ and with the post and beam construction plus tongue and groove ceilings maintained.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

With that in mind, this isn’t a million miles away from the house that wow’d celebrities back in the day.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

But yes, this is a modern-era home, with those clean lines now home to an equally clean and fresh finish throughout, with white being the order of the day, right down to the feature fire pit in the living room.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

As well as the contemporary finish, you probably noticed the amount of space on offer here. 4,449 sq. ft. of living space to be precise, which includes six bathrooms and five bedrooms. Of course, plenty of open reception space too and a design that’s very much about bringing the outside in, helped along by those walls of glass.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

Talking of the outside, this house sits on a one acre plot, with the entertaining space being one of its key selling points. The pictures really tell the story on that front, with the pool, terrace areas, patio and gardens looking immaculate. Perfect for an A-list party.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA

You will need A-list money to buy it though. Just on the market, this place is up for $3,700,000.

Images and details courtesy of Estately. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA
Celebrity modernism: 1950s John Porter Clark-designed property in Palm Springs, California, USA