A Former Rat Pack Hang Out Spot Turned “Globally Modern” Home

published Jul 29, 2016
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Name: Jody
Location: Carlsbad, California

Our mid-century modern home is located in South Carlsbad, California. It was first owned by musician Harry James and model/actress Betty Grable and was a hangout for The Rat Pack. It was later owned by Dustin Hoffman.

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What initially sold me on the house was the 15 foot copper doors and giant wall that leads into a courtyard. The home is 2,900 square feet and mostly windows or doors that open up to the outside.

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Our home is a pretty eclectic mix of mid-century and Balinese style. I would call it globally modern.

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I love this house so much because of all the natural light. Once you enter through the copper doors it’s completely private and like living in your own bubble. I also love that it still has the original coolness but also updated features.

Thanks, Jody!

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