howard lapham

Living Large

The Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs is not known for having estate-size homes. Modernist architect Howard Lapham had other ideas.

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It’s safe to say that architect Howard Lapham, who moved to the desert in 1954, was someone who thought big. Among his projects were a large home in Rancho Mirage for Hyatt von Dehn, founder of the Hyatt House hotel chain, and the 11,000-square-foot Cook residence in Thunderbird Heights. The latter is better known today as the home of interior