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Home Tour: 'Dragnet' house in Palm Springs gets an updated look

February 6, 2010 |  7:00 am

Palm Springs Modernism Week is coming Feb. 12-21, and to whet your appetite, we've got a Palm Springs house with a pedigree for you to examine. The home originally belonged to Jack Webb, best known as Joe Friday on "Dragnet."  He had it built in 1960, just after the show's eight-year run came to an end.

The current owners -- snowbirds from Illinois -- hired Palm Springs decorator Christopher Kennedy to help them get a look that is true to the house's Modernist roots, but doesn't look like a paint-by-the-numbers Palm Springs abode.

Read Barbara Thornburg's full story on the home, or check out our extensive photo gallery, which will have you wishing the snowbird owners would invite you over for some mellow desert stargazing.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo credits: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

PS: If you are interested in attending the Palm Springs Modernism Week, check out my colleague Booth Moore's guide to planning your trip. It's thorough!