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.
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.