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Unit 109

This unit has been owned by the current owners since 2007. No major structural changes have been made. It retains the original pantry and pantry doors, kitchen entry doors, kitchen layout, and recessed toothbrush holder in the master bath.

Dining room chairs:

Dining room lighting:
Nelson Triple Bubble fixture and pendant lamps

Trestle table:
West Elm

Neal Small multifaceted mirror replica

Midcentury modern glass coffee table

Platform Bed:



 Unit 110


Rug, Couristan, circa 1993

Knife pallet art, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN, Retro Wanderlust | Minneapolis MN | Facebook

Blue art glass bottle, 1998

Wall-mounted cabinet, Nexera

Door chime, NOS, 1974



Cabinetry reface, Home Decorators via Home Depot

Laminate counter, custom, Home Depot

Green backsplash tile, Modern Home

Desk chair, Singer, 1954



Wall cubes, quarter-sawn walnut, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Drapery, custom, from NOS casement fabric

Recliner, Modern Home

Clay table lamp, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Side table/cabinet, Singer fold-out sewing cabinet, 1960s

Console stereo, Soundesign, 1970s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Rug, Amazon


Dining Room:

Extension dining table, Milo Baughman, 1960s

Chairs, Hayflower

Chair seat fabric, Fabric Guru

Dining light fixture, eBay, 1970s

Hutch, Singer pull-out sewing cabinet, 1974

Wall mirror art, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN


Living Room:

Wallpaper mural,

Console stereo, Packard Bell, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Mineral oil rain lamp, 1970s

Green velvet side chairs, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Lane walnut side tables, 1960s

Sofa, Baker, Dayton’s Dept. Store, Minneapolis, 1993

Clay pottery side lamps, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Rug, Amazon

Wall art, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN



Rug, Amazon

Bedroom furniture, 1977, Gabberts Furniture Store, Edina, MN

Bed frame, Amazon

Bedding and pillows, custom, Fabric from Fabric Guru

Wall art, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Drapery, custom, NOS fabric from the 1960s

Clay pottery lamps, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN


Primary Bath:

Hanging wall cabinet, Nexera

Pottery, Italian, handmade, 1960s

Wall art, 1960s, Dazzles, Rancho Mirage, CA

Mod wall clock, 1970s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN


Patio terrace:

Homecrest furniture, 1960s, Retro Wanderlust, St. Louis Park, MN

Pillows and cushions, custom, fabric from Fabric Guru

Rug, Chilewich


Unit 215

A surprise (to the owners) purchase at the start of COVID in 2020, unit 215 checked every box the owners were looking for in a second home. They saw the unit online and made an offer the same day. They never saw the unit in person until the day they moved in. The previous owners did all the remarkable construction and design work to create what you see, and, while it thrills the current owners, it means they don't know where a lot of the materials come from. Gwyn Cready, one of the co-owners, is a novelist.



John Cerney, giant highway artist, 2022, painting. (Cerney also did Popsicles on E. Sunny Dunes Road in Palm Springs and the Giant movie tribute outside Marfa, TX.) Commissioned by unit owner.

Poolside Gossip
Slim Aarons, photographer, 1970, print. Nelda Linsk's signature is attached to the back.

Death of Saint Joseph:
Kehinde Wiley, 2021, basketball

Blue Flowers:
Todd Finnegan, wall sculpture. Commissioned by unit owner.

Gwyn Cready, painting

Agate slice:


Ceramic Chang Mai vases:

From Ikea or Wayfair, dining table from Crate and Barrel


Penthouse 1 and 2

Penthouse 2 was purchased in 2007 and served as the artist in residence housing for The Shag Gallery which was located where Thompson Hotel is being constructed on Indian Canyon and Alejo. Penthouse 1 was purchased in 2017, and the two units were combined in 2021 after a long period of securing permits.  

Anthony Lucci of MDL General Contracting, Inc. Palm Springs has performed all major renovations since the purchase in 2007. When the building was originally constructed the entire western side of the building (penthouses 1-5) was one continuous unit. After his divorce from Patricia Kennedy in 1966, Hollywood heartthrob Peter Lawford was a one-time resident of the spacious western-facing penthouse. His autographed photo is displayed in the powder room of Penthouse 2. 


Howard Johnson’s-inspired terrace:

·        Orange counter table and stools from Room & Board on Palm Canyon Drive.

·        2 color Sunbrella umbrella custom made by Price’s Yacht Awnings, Saint Michaels, Maryland.

·        Terrace armless sofa and chairs from Modway, Hesperia,California. Frames were originally stainless steel and were custom powder coated aqua by BJ’S Powder Coating, Cathedral City, California.

·        Metal privacy screens from Wayfair were custom powder coated orange by BJ’S Powder Coating, Cathedral City, California.

·        Vintage Howard Johnson’s memorabilia from Ebay.

·        Breeze block design welcome signage from Etsy.


Penthouse 2 living area:

·        Floor carving throughout unit is Armstrong Vinyl Commercial Tile in true through-pattern black and white.

·        Bernhardt silver leaf fish scale lacquer wood console in living room customized to coordinate with color scheme.

·        The stemware on display is Dorothy Thorpe a world-renowned Mid-Century cocktail glassware designer, most known for her line of Silver Band and "Allegro" designs with one inch sterling silver around the top rim of most pieces.  The Allegro design is a desired mid-century collection which pioneered the cocktail social event in the 1960’s.

·        White baby grand Hallet-Davis piano was custom made with chrome hardware and silver harp. 

·        The black and white Brise de Soleil photography above the piano is the Palm Springs City Hall.


·        Black and white mural in Penthouse 2 was custom made to wall specifications from an art house in the Norwegian Peninsula. It was the inspiration for the commissioned mural in Penthouse 1 by, Kellie Pellegrini, an artist whose work is on display in community spaces and commercial business throughout the Coachella Valley.  

·        Aarnio Bubble Chair by Design Within Reach.

·        Tufted back vintage barstools by American Chairs, Chicago, Illinois.

·        Black and white celebrity photos throughout penthouse 2 are from

·        Brise de Soleil photography includes many photos of homeowners Dallas residence @ 3525 Turtle Creek Boulevard; a building on the National Registry of Historic Places a designation rewarded to  buildings deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance or "great artistic value"

·        Ceiling Light in living area and pole lamp in primary bedroom of Penthouse 2 are Jonathan Adler Parker Pendant design inspired by The Parker Hotel Palm Springs. 


Penthouse 2 primary bedroom:

·        Bernhardt bedroom suite furniture is Mother of Pearl drawer fronts, with Gemelina solids, flat cut cherry veneers and touch-to-open drawers. 

·        Sliding Glass doors in primary bedroom of penthouse 2 were installed in 2022 to allow access to balcony with panoramic views of San Jacinto Mountain.  

·        The Dallas Buyers Club poster has special meaning to the homeowners. Dr. Pounders was the physician of Ron Woodruff who started the Dallas Buyers Club to import and smuggle medications from other countries to sell to AIDS patients. Mr. Woodruff was the focus of the screenplay and subsequent movie of the same title starring Matthew McConaughey. Dr. Pounders served as Mr. Woodruff’s physician, as well as the primary physician for many Dallas Buyers Club patients treating them with evidence-based, standardized medicine. Dr. Pounders consulted on the script and, for movie purposes, he is portrayed by Jennifer Garner’s Dr. Eve Saks. Dr. Pounders served as a principal investigator on the clinical trials for the first prescribed treatment for AIDS patients AZT (azidothymidine). Since starting medical school in 1981, a time when many providers would run away from an HIV/AIDS patient, Dr. Pounders ran toward those infected with HIV and AIDS. Nearly 40 years after he first began treating HIV/AIDS patients, it remains his passion today.



Penthouse 2 balcony:

·        Balcony furniture from Frontgate Palermo Collection.

·        Awnings by D&A Shade and Awning Company Cathedral City, California.

·        Tortoise shell patterned throw pillows, rugs and steel artwork from Society 6.

·        Aztec Anemone Metal Sculpture on pedestal by D’arcy Bellamy an artist who focuses on making  minimalist, and inspirational sculptures exclusively from steel pipe. Bellamy’s work has been on exhibition at Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Art Center, Aspen Colorado and Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Texas. The pedestal was part of the terrace décor of the penthouse suite at the former Spa Casino Hotel in Palm Springs. It was purchased at the liquidation sale prior to the hotel being demolished in 2015.

·        Northern balcony wall mounted metal sculpture by Metal Art Fever, Amboy Washington.


Penthouse 1 (The Mama Cass….California Dreaming Suite):

·        Floor covering by carpet tiles.

·        Pink Roman shades by Nugent’s Interior and Upholstery, Palm Springs, California. 

·        Hot pink Tangier credenza and night tables part of Modern Moroccan collection from ModShop by RoomService.

·        Photography and artwork framing throughout unit by Howard’s Custom Frame Palm Springs. 

·        Kitchen appliances from hot pink retro collection by Big Chill.

·        Mama Cass illustration in kitchen was commissioned by Roberto Rosas-Mariscal a local Palm Springs artist.  Rosas-Mariscal’s work can be found in various retail shops including Bouschet Palm Springs.

·        Mama Cass design clock by Nat Scott available for purchase on

·        Vista Vue Breeze block table lamps with custom shades by Minty’s Design Palm Springs. Some of Minty’s unique items are available for purchase @ Ace Hardware Palm Springs. 


Penthouse 1 bathroom:

·        Orange three panel folding mirror from 

·        Privacy screen and the jalousie window are original to the building.


Penthouse 3

Painting: Original by Jerome Lawrence; commissioned for unit owner
Mirror: CB2 - Ombre Rattan Mirror
Credenza: WESTELM - Emilia Buffet – white
Picture frames: WESTELM - Gallery Frame, Polished Brass

Living Room:
Paint: DUNN EDWARDS - Faded Gray Matte/Flat finish (throughout unit)
Rug: WEST ELM - Sunkissed Landscape Rug, Light Pool
Sofa: CASTLERY - Adams Chaise Sectional Sofa with Ottoman
Chairs: OVERSTOCK - Avery Pink Velvet Chairs
Coffee table: WESTELM - Marble-Topped Pedestal Coffee Table - White Marble/Antique Brass
End table: WEST ELM - Terrace Side Table
Table lamp: WESTELM - Metalized Glass Table Lamp + USB, Gray
Floor lamp: OVERSTOCK - Martha Stewart Vandam 78" Arched Floor Lamp
Cocktail table: WEST ELM - Cube C-Side Table - White/Gray Marble
Painting: PERIGOLD - 'Frida I' by PI Studio
Mirror: ELEGANT LIGHTING - Metal Frame Oversized 48" Round Mirror
Drapery: WEST ELM - Worn Velvet Curtain - Regal Blue
Planters: CB2 – Pod Planter and WEST ELM - Pure White Ceramic Planter
Fireplace: WAYFAIR - Cambridge - 60 In. Wall-Mount Electric Fireplace
Wallpaper: LOWES - Scott Living - Seagrass Indigo
Hallway Artwork: CRATE AND BARREL – 90’s
Hallway Artwork: Commissioned for unit owner

Dining Room:
Table: WAYFAIR - Templeville Dining Table
Chairs: WAYFAIR - Gray Milano Dining Chair with Gold Legs
Artwork: SOCIETY - Mid Century Modern Geometric 04 Orange Wood Wall ArtChandelier: WAYFAIR - Feingold 6 - Light Sputnik Sphere Chandelier
Rug: WEST ELM - Watermark Round Rug
Drapery: WEST ELM - Worn Velvet Curtain - Regal Blue

Main bedroom:
Headboard: WAYFAIR - King/Twin Bernardsville Upholstered Panel HeadboardNightstands: OVERSTOCK - Kedric 3- drawer Goldtone Accent Nightstand by iNSPIRE Q Bold
Rug: WESTELM - Distressed Foliage Rug – Blue
Drapery: TARGET - Blackout Curtain Panel Color Block Blue 95" - Project 62
Reading lights: LIGHTOLOGY – Nighthawk Wall Reading Light
Pendant lights: HOUZZ - Gold/White Jamal 1 - Light Single Globe Pendant
Chaise lounge: TOV FURNITURE - Adele Upholstered Velvet Chaise – Blush
Side table: TARGET - Zeeland Brass Drum Accent Table Gold
Planter: CB2 - Pod Planter – Cream

Main bathroom:
Sconces: LIGHTOLOGY - Stratford Wall Sconce
Mirrors: ELEGANT LIGHTING - Eternity Metal Frame Round Mirror Silver
Faucets: AMAZON - Beelee Tall Vessel Sink Mixer Faucet Brushed Nickel
Wallpaper: LOWES – Scott Living Bindu Indigo
Water closet wall light: BEAUTIFUL HALO - Gray Round Disc LED Wall Light

Guest bedroom:
Wallpaper: MURALS WALLPAPER - Punch Orange Blend Watercolour Wall Mural
Drapes: CRATE AND BARREL - Orange Grid 84" Curtain Panel
Headboard: WAYFAIR - Tarleton Chloe Queen Upholstered Open-Frame
Bedside lamps: OVERSTOCK - Safavieh Lighting Dolce Navy/ Gold Table Lamp
Side table: HOUZZ - Rocco End Table, Orange

Guest bathroom:
Faucet: AMAZON - Beelee Tall Vessel Sink Mixer Faucet Brushed Nickel

Front/East patio:
Unit sign/metalwork: AMAZON – KCOLTRAMS - Metal House Number Plaque

Rear/West patio:
Chaise lounges: OVERSTOCK - Safavieh Outdoor Living Newport Brown/ Navy
Water fountain: OVERSTOCK - Adeline Dark Rust 32 Inch Height Floor Fountain
Side table: WORLD MARKET - Sea Glass Terrazzo Domenico Outdoor Dining Stool


Penthouse 6

Painting and small Asian style chest, came with the unit when we purchased.
Storage bench, Home Goods

Living/Dining Room:
Dining table and sideboard, Mor Furniture
Dining chairs, Pier 1
Dining table light fixture, Lamps Plus
Dining room mirror, Mor Furniture
Sectional sofa, Macy’s
Chrome Arc Floor Lamp, Lamps Plus
Palm Paintings, World Market
Howard Miller Retro Ball Wall Clock, Lamps Plus
TV cabinet, Mor Furniture
Decorative glass, local vintage shops

Primary Bedroom:
Dresser and night stands, came with the unit
Painting above the bed, Diane Dempsey, purchased at Village Fair
Mid-century design wall clock, Destination PSP Store
Mercury glass bedside lamps, bought at auction
Bathroom wallpaper from original remodel by previous owners

Second Bedroom:
Furniture, came with unit
Framed photos, taken by one of the owners
Framed print of Palm Springs Visitor Center, Greetings Retail store, Palm Canyon Dr. Antique elephant table light, from previous owner

Furniture, Costco
Lamp and side tables, H3K Home and Design Palm Springs
Metal wall décor, College of the Desert Street Fair
Miscellaneous kitchen and patio décor, Destination PSP Store


Updated 2/15/2024 LLP