The art Martyn has collected for the space— with masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Serra, and Jeanmichel Basquiat—are of the period
with an indoor fire pit, this place was far too unique to pass up. In a complete state of emotional bliss, the couple bid on the house after only viewing it once—and they didn’t see it again until the day they received the keys.
Originally built in 1964, this house was once home to several Hollywood legends, including Roger Moore and Hugh Hefner during the 1970s. Situated in an area known as the Movie Colony in old Palm Springs, its illustrious list of neighbours has included Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, and Liberace, to name a handful—all with homes designed by architectural icons such as Richard Neutra and John Lautner. Surrounded with so much inspiration, Martyn felt there was only one direction for the design aesthetic of the house. "The colours are bright and reminiscent of Palm Springs style in the 1960s and 70s, which is highlighted by my collection of vintage furniture from that period," he says.
Even the art Martyn has collected for the space—with masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Serra, and Jean-michel Basquiat— are of the period, juxtaposed with works by Damien Hirst and modern photography to give it a curated but fun twist to the