'Desert Modern' Pioneer Dies

E. Stewart Williams, an architect whose many works included a home for Frank Sinatra, was a pioneer of the "Desert Modern" style.

The Sinatra house included many of the elements later associated with the Desert Modern style: the use of natural materials, a sophisticated contrast of textures and an elegant flow between inside and outside...Mr. Williams designed many public buildings in Palm Springs, including Temple Isaiah, which won an award from the American Institute of Architecture in 1949

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