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    Default Loretta Young's Mid-Century Modern Home iN Palm Springs

    Actress Loretta Young’s onetime desert haunt is for sale at $1.475 million.

    A Palm Springs home that was once owned by Academy Award-winning actress Loretta Young has come on the market at $1.475 million.
    Mountains create a backdrop for the striking 1964 Midcentury Modern, which is entered through a breezeway flanked by rock gardens, fountains and palms. Walls of glass bring in views of the garden from the circular living room. A round tray ceiling with a stylized medallion accentuates the shape.


    Terrazzo floors continue throughout much of the 3,510 square feet of living space. Among the three bedrooms and four bathrooms is a master bath with disappearing glass doors, a waterfall and an outdoor shower.
    The gallery-style kitchen is arch-shaped and opens to a terrace bar. Nearby sits a swimming pool and a separate spa grotto.

    Young transitioned from silent films to talkies to television during her lengthy career. She made close to 100 films, mostly romances or comedies, and won a best actress Oscar for “The Farmer’s Daughter” (1947). She won an Emmy in 1955 for her dramatic series “The Loretta Young Show” (1953-61).
    She owned the gated property at the time of her death at age 87 in 2000. The home sold soon after for $530,000.



















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    wow that needs a lot of upgrades. no wonder it's so cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    wow that needs a lot of upgrades. no wonder it's so cheap.
    But it’s total mid century modern, therefore it’s cool!
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    it's mid-century modern but hasn't been updated in a LONG time. look at the windows, doors. yuck.
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    I wouldn't say no to it.
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    I wonder what it looked like when she lived there.
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    There are midcentury bones down there somewhere but you’d have to undo the awful 90s “upgrades” to find any of it.
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    It's very... round
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    I like that one hallway or door at the beginning.

    Every time I look at these threads now I can sort of hear/see Kate Wagner's commentary on everything that's wrong in my head. I have learned so much from her.
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    I would move right the f*ck in and wouldn't change a thing. Admittedly, I've had a couple shots, already, but I doubt I'll change my opinion tomorrow morning.
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    At this point, after a lifetime of renting, I'm thrilled with 90's upgrades, because the alternative is no upgrades at all since 70's, 80's, or worse.

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    I LOVE this. Very few changes. It's classic without being too outdated (for me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    At this point, after a lifetime of renting, I'm thrilled with 90's upgrades, because the alternative is no upgrades at all since 70's, 80's, or worse.
    my kitchen is ooooold so I hear you. But if I’m dropping 1.5 million for a midcentury house, i would have to make sure there are enough original details left under the 90s upgrades so I know it’s worth spending a shitload of money to restore it to something that is in keeping with the original style. It doesn’t have to look like a time capsule but there’s a type of modern that mixes well with midcentury, and this dated 90s nonsense ain’t it. What I hate about this is that they renovated it so that it wouldn’t look like a midcentury house anymore and it just looks like a confused mess, style wise.
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    I don't get rich peoples' obsession with seating arrangements.
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    It seems like it would be annoying to cook in such a long, skinny, curved kitchen.
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