Can you believe at one time Playboy magazine was an arbiter of style? Don't believe us? Check out this amazing article circa 1961, titled The Playboy Town House: Posh Plans for Exciting Urban Living. Compare this to the recently premiered Esquire House 360, and despite the high-tech goodness and futuristic amenities, we somehow believe the 1961 pad trumps the 2006, 17,000 square Italian villa in style with room to spare. [via Meathaus]
It's easy to explain perusing through vintage issues of Playboy, oggling gatefold spreads, when they're filled with design articles like this!