Old Boys’ Clubhouse

37820 Halper Lake Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

So… am I buying a home here, or a grainy photo of some old dudes?

37820 Halper Lake Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Oh look, somebody signed a thing! Totally important to the sale of this home!

37820 Halper Lake Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

The actual home being sold here is nice enough. Good mid-century modern specimen. So what’s with the weird choice of extra photos?

Found by: Christin C.

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3 Comments on "Old Boys’ Clubhouse"

  1. The house… I dunno… I’m just not feeling it. There doesn’t seem to be any soul there, and the decor is just… not right. All sorts of little things as to why, but of more interest are the other photos.

    That’s an older Frank Sinatra on the far left of the photo above. There’s a younger image of him in Pic 30 at the listing, though why one would hang it in the bathroom isn’t clear. Other photos around the house seem to be of Marlene Dietrich and possibly Ava Gardner, Lena Horne and maybe even Marilyn. Not sure if the owner is an aficionado of mid-century photography as well, or is simply trying to evoke the era.

    As for the “signed” concrete, I googled Tom Marson just for the heck of it. The only result was for a Wisconsin police chief who was arrested in February for DUI – with almost double the legal limit for blood alcohol. Woops. I tend to think he’s not the Tom Marson noted above.

    Back to the house… just my opinion, but I think it might be made to look much smarter vis a vis the era with better choices of furnishing and decoration. Personally, I’d prefer something other than turquoise for the entry doors, but if that’s the original color it’s likely better to leave it as it is.

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  2. While some of the exterior shots seem more likely to “evoke” the Flintstones, the interior certainly is a nicely preserved specimen of the times, and the pool patio is quite a money shot.

    I wonder if the property is very near some famous haunt of the stars of the 50s, or is otherwise attractive by some relevance or relationship to Sinatra? Perhaps something they couldn’t quite market as “slept here,” but could be a big draw locally?

    Ditto, Emerald – it may be a good specimen, but even in its day that style was more of an idea than a comfortable way to live…

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  3. The previous owner was Tommy Marson

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