Claudine Zap, in a Realtor.com article, takes a look at a Mid-Century Modern oasis in the desert that has been blessed with a touch of celebrity glamour. It serves as a sleek and stunning example of the work of architect E. Stewart Williams, who also designed Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs house. This showpiece is now on the market for $2,249,000.
The 4,780 square foot home, dubbed Kenaston House, was originally built in 1957 by oil magnate Robert Kenaston and his wife, silent-film star Billie Dove, as a wedding gift for their son. Decades later, the home has been “meticulously and authentically” restored and looks like a perfectly staged set piece—along with modern updates that blend in seamlessly.
The property includes two master suites, two additional bedrooms that share a bathroom, powder room, media room, dining area, and a kitchen with modern appliances. Out back is a fabulous pool.
Architectural details include walls of windows, a flowing floor plan, and a floating fireplace. If any of this gives you a sense of déjà vu, it may have to do with the infamous 2005 W Magazine photo shoot of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play-acting as a married couple, long before they were actually married or even “Brangelina.”
Please use the following link to read the article and view the pictures, courtesy of Realtor.com: http://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/kenaston-residence-in-rancho-mirage/