Outside, Yes – Inside, No

’50s desert modern home used for Vanity Fair shoot | The Desert Sun | MyDesert.com

In the case of the Jorgenson/Mavis house at Thunderbird Estates in Rancho Mirage, more than half a century of care has kept the William F. Cody designed property in pristine condition.
The home has been used for numerous print photo shoots for publications in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, the kitchen and carport served as backdrops for a Justin Timberlake photo spread in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

This is the sort of MCM “look” you saw in a lot of upper-crust MCM homes in the fifties and sixties. The homes were often cutting edge architectural designs by name architects, but the interior furnishings were only peripherally MCM, with very little of the minimalist Eames, Nelson, and Saarinen designs used, in favor of more traditional upholstered furniture and traditional case goods. My aunt’s home (the rich folks in the family) looked a lot like this.

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