1441 Rising Glen, Hollywood Hills

As historic pedigrees go, this one was impeccable—a butterfly-roofed ode to desert-style Modernism believed to have been designed by the architect William Krisel, a pioneer of what became a classic Palm Springs aesthetic. But over the past 40 years, the original vision had been altered, with three wildly disparate additions that resulted in dark and confusing interiors. A hospitality superstar, Pomeranc’s previous collaborations with Walrod include two hotels, Gild Hall and Thompson LES in Manhattan. Both men are image-makers who possess highly honed cultural antennae. “Jim is as much a design historian as a designer,” Pomeranc says. Walrod’s unerring eye is perhaps rivaled only by his command of esoterica. Thompson Hotels cofounder Jason Pomeranc retreats from his busy life to a clean-lined midcentury house in the Hollywood Hills. “It’s very much a refuge,” he says. Darin occupied the house, an openplan, single-story love nest arranged around a swimming pool, at the zenith of his career, before suffering a heart attack and steadily worsening health. 


Listed by Ryan Grossman of Sothebys

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