Raymond Loewy House
18 years before Frey II was designed, Albert Frey designed the Palm Springs residence of famed industrial designer, Raymond Loewy. This French-American designer was one of the industry’s most iconic figures, having designed the Coca Cola bottle and Shell logo among major works.
This circa 1946-1947 house was Loewy’s ‘bachelor pad’ that was extended shortly after he got married. The current owner of the house has lived here for 35 years.
Just three feet from this home’s front door is the pool, part of which extends directly into the living room. This design has proved hazardous at times, with the current owner admitting someone once fell in the pool and broke their leg while home alone, hence the wooden bench that’s been placed across the perimeter! From the living room, the house extends to a curved glass pavilion, wrapping around the pool.
All the boulders were on site prior to building, and they have been incorporated into the garden and pool as much as possible. While today the house is located in suburban Palm Springs, the pool previously offered uninterrupted views of the desert landscape beyond.
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