Some Mid Mod Eye Candy In Preparation For Palm Springs Modernism Week


Here’s “The Dragnet House”. Aptly named for Jack Webb – Lt. Friday – who built the house in 1960.

From The LA Times:

Palm Springs Modernism Week is coming Feb. 12-21, and to whet your appetite, we’ve got a Palm Springs house with a pedigree for you to examine. The home originally belonged to Jack Webb, best known as Joe Friday on “Dragnet.”  He had it built in 1960, just after the show’s eight-year run came to an end.

The current owners — snowbirds from Illinois — hired Palm Springs decorator Christopher Kennedy to help them get a look that is true to the house’s Modernist roots, but doesn’t look like a paint-by-the-numbers Palm Springs abode.

Read Barbara Thornburg’s full story on the home, or check out our extensive photo gallery, which will have you wishing the snowbird owners would invite you over for some mellow desert stargazing.

Dragnet House - Photo by LA Times