According to the listing, all desert Modernist William F. Cody needed to draw up the plans for this fabulous, now-landmarked house was a bottle of Scotch and some colored pencils. "When he was finished drinking, the house was designed." If only everyone's Scotch-fueled scribbles were so gorgeous! The five-bedroom, four-bathroom result incorporates walls of glass, 11-foot ceilings in the living room, and an inner courtyard under one flat roof, plus a T-shaped swimming pool. (There's also a detached, one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse.) Built and named for the founder of the Radiology Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the house remains in "exceptional, original condition," though new drought-tolerant landscaping has been added and the pool has been updated. The asking price is $2.3 million.
· 37200 Palm View Rd, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 [Official Site]