Raymond Loewy House, Palm Springs, California, USA, Photographed by Peter Stackpole, for LIFE.
If you were close to Raymond Loewy and you were living in Palm Springs in the summer of 1947 you certainly had it made.
The Raymond Loewy House, 600 Panorama Road, Palm Springs, California, was designed by Palm Springs architect Albert Frey. Built in 1946-47 as a bachelor retreat and expanded later when Loewy got married, the house has been restored by metalware manufacturer Jim Gaudineer who said of the design, "When you slide open the glass walls, it's almost like living outdoors." A typical Palm Springs modernist villa with a low-slung pavilion and plenty of glass that provides striking views of desert, mountains, and the pool and garden that make the private oasis complete.