I'm convinced that my husband and I have gone mad. We recently fell in love with an original 1958 mid-century modern home on an old swanky country club golf course in Rancho Mirage. The house, which has been in the same family since being built, has pretty much retained its original state. We're talking pink tile bathrooms, naked ladies and palm trees etched on glass shower doors, camel and Shojii screen wallpaper, terrazzo floors and a huge curved natural stone wall. We fell in love. We bought it. Now the adventure begins.
To our delight, the house qualifies for the Mills Act. Meaning that if approved, drastically reduced property taxes!! Let's keep our fingers crossed, because we are going to need the extra cash to give our girl a facelift. We don't want her to look different, just fresh.
We're looking forward to bringing back the home's original hip vibe and hosting cocktail parties by the pool. I'm already busy picking out my retro outfit for Palm Spring's Modernism Week next February. This is when mad for mod enthusiasts like my husband and me join together to pay tribute to the style and architecture of the era. Yep, we've gone MOD!