Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recognized McNaughton

The following is a list of confirmed and suspected James McNaughton designed homes in Palm Springs:

1)  690 West Stevens Road

2)  800 East Granvia Valmonte

3)  701 West Panorama Road

4)  595 West Chino Canyon Road

5)  700 West Panorama Drive

6)  560 La Mirada Drive (suspected)

7)  700 Tamarisk Lane

McNaughton Corner

Possibly the most highly concentrated area of McNaughton designed homes exists on the corner of W.Chino Canyon and W. Panorama in the Little Tuscany section of North Palm Springs.

This collection of McNaughton's include:
  1)  700 W. Panorama  (The Shelby House)
  2)  701 W. Panorama  (The Hearst House)
  3)  595 W. Chino Canyon  (The Gabor House)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Premiere Masterpiece

James McNaughton's premiere architectural masterpiece sits in unadulterated pristine condition on the most coveted street in the Little Tuscany colony of Palm Springs.  Built in 1967 for an heir of the Lipton tea estate, this home stands, like a snapshot of time. McNaughton's unique and eclectic vision is fully realized in this home that perfectly balances design and function. His adept utilization of the Palladian, Hollywood Regency, and Neoclassical styles elevate the architecture beyond place and time yet settles it comfortably in the present as a functionally intuitive structure. In short this house just makes sense. Perched above the valley floor in Little Tuscany the views are unparalleled and unfettered. Privacy abounds yet a short pleasant walk brings you to the center of the village. This truly is paradise found.