1. The 1962 Abernathy house is restored to its original condition. Minor modifications are based on careful analysis of the organization and intention of William Cody's plans.
2. Redesigned planters, a new pool with long flowing steps into the water, restored terrazzo terraces and additional outdoor seating improve the original site plan design.
3. Integral soffit lighting glows at the perimeter and blurs the line between indoors and outdoors, defined by new aluminum windows that retain the exact profile as the original.
4. Important windows that were closed are open again to connect rooms inside the house to the gardens at the restored driveway with terrazzo details.
5. The terrazzo from inside of the house flows out to the restored patio and new steps into the pool. Deep soffits provide shade in the house from the hot sun.
6. The master bedroom, with restored wood ceiling details and new aluminum and glass windows and doors, has a new private fountain and garden off of the bathroom.
7. A pond adjacent to the foyer was restored, pavers cast to match the terrazzo floors inside, and a new wall sculpture installed to further define the space as an outdoor room.
8. New millwork that matches the existing accommodates updated mechanical systems and blends in seamlessly with restored wall paneling, ceiling details and terrazzo floors.
9. New mechanical vents integrate with the existing millwork and are inspired by other millwork details original to the house.
10. A butler's pantry is converted to a bar and opened up to this casual dining room and the kitchen. New doors, in the spirit of the original, conceal appliances and storage.
11. Window openings are restored in the corridor that had been closed up, and new paneling reinforces the continuity of the space from inside to outside.
12. A new curtain track system is concealed in the original soffits and blends perfectly with the restored ceiling millwork, original ceiling lights, and terrazzo floors.
13. The master bathroom was redone, and new shower added, with marble consistent with the era of the house and millwork details that resemble the adjacent changing room.
14. Paneling in a family room was restored yet modified to accommodate a large television, storage, audio visual equipment, and updated mechanical systems with concealed vents.
15. Landscape patterns and configurations reflect the orders and systems of the original house, with a new planting program that requires less water and maintenance.
16. Brick walls that extend from inside the house surround the property and are essential to define the private outdoor oasis in this relatively dense Palm Springs neighborhood.
17. A new bar and audio-visual storage are hidden behind millwork adjacent to an updated working fireplace. Custom bronze pulls are designed in spirit of the era.
18. The three-dimensional rendering illustrates the brilliance of the organization of the house. The taller large central living room pavilion is defined by a grid of columns at the perimeter.
19. The original orders and systems of the house were analyzed to restore windows and doors, roof lines, landscape, and patios so that new features respect the original intent.
20. The aerial site plan shows the distinct pavilions organized around the central living room, connected by low roofs and overhangs that clearly define a series of outdoor "rooms".