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WILLIAM FRANCIS CODY JR. FAIA (1916-1978)


Cody was born in Dayton OH. His mom Anna's passion for art and architecture influenced Cody and by 1930 the family relocated to California. Cody designed and built stage sets for plays at Beverly Hills HS, graduating in 1932. He graduated from Santa Monica Junior College in 1939, along the way working for architects Heath Wharton, Asa Hudson, and Cliff May. In 1942 he graduated from the USC College of Architecture and Fine Arts. In 1943 Cody worked for an Oakland engineering firm on a Kaiser Steel plant in Fontana CA, plus the San Francisco firm of Blanchard Maher Ward on Navy installations at Treasure Island. In 1944 he worked primarily on elementary and high school buildings in California and Arizona for Marsh, Smith, and Powell in Los Angeles. In 1950 he converted the Thunderbird Dude Ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club for developer Johnny Dawson.  It was the world's first housing development facing on a golf course and became the prototype for developments in every major US town. This led to many commissions for clubhouses, recreational facilities, and residential developments at Eldorado Country Club, Tamarisk Country Club, the Racquet Club, the Tennis Club, the Seven Lakes Clubhouse, and the Palm Springs Country Spa Hotel, among others in California, Arizona, Texas, Cuba, and Mexico.

When Robert P. McCulloch founded Lake Havasu City AZ, Cody was his major architect. Cody also designed a corporate complex for McCulloch near LAX, the St. Theresa Catholic Church/Convent, and the Palm Springs Library, among other many projects. He had a stroke in 1973 and did not design much after that.  Every February 10 is William Cody Day in Rancho Mirage CA. Bio adapted from Wikipedia and Catherine Cody's Master of the Midcentury.  Special thanks to Melissa Riche.


Subdivisions: Racquet Club Cottages West


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1943 - The Brian Aherne and Joan Fontaine House, aka Villa Fontaine, 130 West Racquet Club Road, Unit 419, Palm Springs CA. Designed while working for Cliff May.  Sold to actor Tab Hunter. Sold in 2015 to Ronald and Donna Jo Roberson. Available for rent.


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1944 - The Cliff May Pace Setter Exhibition House, Los Angeles CA. Designed while working for Cliff May.


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1946 - The Dorresten Residence, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1946 - The Roy King Alterations, West Los Angeles CA.  Status unknown.


1946 - The Gene Dursch Residence, Malibu CA.  Status unknown.


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1946 - The Annie Plymire and Jennie Lawson Residence, Palm Springs CA. 

1946 - The Day Residence Alterations, West Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Bud Domke Residential Development, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1947 - The Jennie Lawson and Annie Plymire House, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1947 - The Charles and Winifred Becker Renovations, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Paul and Anita Belding House, Desert Palms Estates, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Frank M. Bogert and Janice L. Bibo House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt, according to daughter Denni Bogert.  She did babysit the Cody kids, however.

1947 - The Dominic de Rosa Renovation, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Russell D. Garner Residence, Palm Desert CA.  Status unknown.

1947 - The Grace Realty Display Houses 1 and 2, Las Palmas Estates, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Ferde Grofe Residence, Santa Monica CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The Hubbell Renovation, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1947 - The Mike Levee Jr. House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Unbuilt.  He was a producer who eventually started the Mattel film division (think Hot Wheels).

1947 - The Mandel Renovation, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1947 - The May House Renovation, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

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1947 - The Benjamin Lewis and Dorothy (Dotsy) Rosenwasser Levin House, 1940 East McManus Drive, Palm Springs CA.  Located in Desert Palms Estates. Commissioned 1948. Dorothy Levin was a certified Braille transcriber for the Library of Congress. Sold in 2012 to Gretchen, Robert, Lillian, and Patricia Wilhelm. Bottom two photos by Michael Locke. 



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1948 - The Carlson Bates Residence, Bridgeport AZ. Status unknown.

1948 - The Bud Domke Apartments, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1948 - The Charles H. and Jean Feltman House, Playa del Rey CA. Status unknown.

1948 - The Kier House Renovation, Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.

1948 - The Hutch and Billy Moseley House, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1948 - The James Pelican House, West Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.

1948 - The Richard Rand Construction Houses 1, 2, and 3, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.







1948 - The George Wright House, 70732 Fairway Drive, aka #1 Fairway Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. He was VP of Brown-Forman distillers. Converted a garage into a guest room and carport in 1958. Expanded around 1964. Significantly altered or perhaps rebuilt around 1970. Sold in 2020 to Kristan Cunningham and Scotty Jarrell.

1949 - The Robert A. and Smylla Franklyn House, 144 Baroda Drive, Los Angeles CA. Destroyed in 2017, new house bottom photo.


1949 - Module and Sand Star Houses, Hidden Springs CA. Status unknown.


 

 1949 - The Grace K. Randall House, 7030 North Wilder Road, Phoenix AZ.  Sold in 1965 to Charles Regester. For sale from 1991 to at least 1995.  Sold to the David Rousseau Trust.  Sold in 2019 to Jeffrey and Tavia Moore.


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1949 - Spec houses 1 and 2, Desert Palms Estates, Palm Springs CA. Developed by Fidler-Zagon Investment Corporation. They appear to be bordered by Park Drive to the north, McManus to the south, Sunset Way to the east, and other tract parcels to the west. Needs verification.  Others may include: 

2284 East Desert Palms

2285 East Desert Palms

2296 East Desert Palms

369 Sunset Way

2191 East Park Drive

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1950 - The Carl Anderson House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt.  He was a regular golfer at both Thunderbird and Tamarisk, but he was also the front man for Wilshire Country Club in LA and perhaps this deterred him from building.


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1950 - The Millbank and Carrie Belle McFie House, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA. Sold around 1963 to Arthur E. and I'Lee Bailey. Alterations by Cody in 1964.  Interiors by Arthur Elrod.  Status unknown.

1950 - The Frederic J. Grant House, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1950 - The Hawthern House, Los Angeles CA. Status unknown.

1950 - The Pro Larson Renovations, Santa Monica CA. Status unknown.

1950 - The Sam and Mary Zimbalist House, Malibu CA. Status unknown.


1951 - The Johnny W. Dawson House, 70796 Fairway Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1950.  He was the Thunderbird CC developer. Renovated around 1989 and most of the Cody is gone.  Sold in 1994 to Delmas Jackson. B/W photo by Melissa Riche.


1950 - The Reuben H. and Eva May Fleet Renovation, 221 West Merito Place, Palm Springs CA. Original house built in the 1940s with an addition done by Harry Williams (E. Stewart Williams' father) in 1948. Sold to Fred Isaacs. Sold in 1981 to Erishka Fairchild. Destroyed in 2015, lot still empty as of 2020.


1951 - The D. B. McDaniel House, 70772 Fairway Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Sold in 2012 to Annette Cumming. 


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1951 - The Walt and Lily Disney House, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1951 - The Guy Anderson Renovations, Palm Springs CA. Status unknown.

1951 - The Walter Smyth House, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1951 - The George W. Scrimshaw House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt.

1951 - The Paul V. Feltman House, Rancho Marizona, Phoenix AZ. Feltman and his brother Roland were shoe store owners who later became involved in apartment properties, one being built by Ralph Haver, in 1952. Unbuilt. 

1951 - The Roland Feltman House, Phoenix AZ.  Designed with Ralf Haver. Status unknown.

1951 - The Hough Phillips Renovations, Cottage 8, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Status unknown.


1951 - The Paris Letsinger House, 70801 Fairway Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Sold in 1999 to Kenneth and Diane Waski.


1951 - The Barney Hinkle House, 40233 Club View Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1949.  Transfer in 2002. Trustees sale 2003.  Sold in 2014 to Claudia Lee Foster. Photos courtesy of Melissa Riche.


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1952 - The Thomas (Tom)  and Anita May House, 424 West Vista Chino, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1951. Thomas May was the son of David May, founder of the May Company. The house was redesigned in 1964 by architect Samuel Marx. Sold in 1965 to Jack Benny and Mary Livingston. Benny lived there until his death in 1974. Sold around 1974 to Harvey Silbert.  Sold in 2001 to Michael J. Kilroy, who also bought the Elrod house and a Hugh Kaptur house, and later went bankrupt.  Sold to Domum Locis LLC (translation "places for lunch" ) controlled by Kilroy and others. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1952 - The Joseph J. and Bernice A. Malone House, 1961 East Desert Palms Drive, Palm Springs CA. Sold around 1960 to Conrad Hilton and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Sold around 1987 to the McCarthy's who destroyed it in 1987 and built a new house designed by Ira Johnson, last photo.  B/W photos from the William F. Cody Papers. 


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1952 - The M. O. Anderson House, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Built.  A 1954 Desert Sun article mentions a house being built at Tamarisk ‘near the M O Anderson house’ - along the 16th Fairway - now known as Thompson Road. Likely destroyed by the 1990's. 


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1952 - The McManus Hotel Apartments, Palm Springs CA.   Status unknown.

1952 - The H. H. Foster House, Palm Springs CA.   Status unknown.

1952 - The Edward Miller House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt.

1952 - The Irving and Alma Babroff House, Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.


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1952 - The William Perlberg and Bobbie Brox House, 888 North Avenida Palmas, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1951. Perlberg was an agent for William Morris and a top Hollywood producer of movies including The Song of Bernadette (1943) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Brox was the last survivor of the singing Brox Sisters who were popular in the 1920s. Sold in 2004 to Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg. Black and white photo from the William F. Cody Papers. Color photo by Michael Locke.


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1952 - The William F. and Winifred (Winnie/Wini) Cody House, 1950 East Desert Palms Drive, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1947. Several remodels. Sold in 1989 to Francisco (Frank) and Cheryl Urrutia.


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1953 - The H. Austin Peterson House, aka Frank Sinatra House, aka Wonder Palms Compound, 70588 Frank Sinatra Drive, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1952. Built by Forman and Sons.  Before Peterson could move in, Sinatra bought the house from him. In 1955 Sinatra put the house up for sale but had a change of heart and in 1956 had Cody add another room and bath. Cody did several additions for Sinatra including adding two two-bedroom cottages by the pool. In 1976, Barbara Sinatra hired interior decorator Bea Korshak and architect Ted Grenzbach who added a master suite as well other renovations. Sinatra purchased adjoining lots over the years and the house expanded to 18 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms. Sold around 1995 to Jim Pattison Inc.


1953 - The George E. and Daphne Cameron House, 70820 Fairway, Thunderbird Country Club Estates, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1951. Top three photos courtesy of Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage. Sold in 2018 to Kevin and Nicole Baril.


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1953 - The Joe G. Dyer House, 40105 Sand Dune Road, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Has been expanded.  Sold around 1995 to Beverly J. Smith.


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1953 - The Westlake Builders Company Residence, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Status unknown.


1953 - The William Janss House, Eldorado Country Club, 46235 Amethyst Drive, Indian Wells CA. Cody had the commission in his archives but Janss ultimately chose architect Edward J. Fickett to design the house, above, in 1961. Sold in 2018 and destroyed within a month.


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1954 - The Thunderbird Country Club Units, 70895 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1951. Built for Lou and Ruth Manseau who subdivided the land at Thunderbird Country Club for four single family condominiums with separate unit numbers. Manseau is listed at this address at the time of his death in 1978. Unit 3 pictured here for sale in 2020. Photos by Michael Locke.


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 1954 - Mission Valley Country Club, San Diego CA. Developers John Dawson and Larry Hughes. Commissioned 1952.

1954 - The Robert and Patricia Gerstenzang House, aka Gerstengang Busse House, Palm Springs CA. Sold to Henry Busse.

1954 - The Avery and Miriam Allen House, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt.  Avery Allen was the onsite broker for Tamarisk Country Club from 1953and wrote the Tamarisk CC column for the Desert Sun for several years. 

1954 - The William T. Byrne House, Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1954 - The Frank R. and Dorothy Long House, Beverly Hills CA.  Status unknown.

1954 - The John McCallum House Relocation, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1954 - The Rief House, San Diego CA.  Status unknown.

1954 - Thunderbird Park Subdivision, Indio CA. Unbuilt.


1954 - The Waldo Avery House, Rancho Mirage CA. Status unknown.


1954 - The Frank Ruben Residence, Palm Desert CA. Status unknown.


1954 - The Arthur Cary House, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.


1954 - The Lawrence Leroy (Red) and Jessie Oakes House, 40231 Club View Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Oakes was a hardware distributor from Glasco KS who became a real estate developer and rancher as Oakes Citrus Ranches. Featured in Architectural Digest, September 1962. Extensive 1982 renovations covered over much of the Cody. Sold in 2005 to Mark and Mary Bleicher and restored.  


1955 - The Kay S. and Zephyr Karahadian House, 37660 Golf Circle, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Pool by HOAMS. Destroyed around 1990.


1955 - The Frank Belcher and Harriet Holcomb House, 40885 Thunderbird Road, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned around 1953.  Built. Original address 70-500 Calico. Belcher was President of Thunderbird Property Owners Association. He was married to Harriet Holcomb, heiress to a sugar fortune. They divorced in 1955. He died suddenly in 1959 of a heart attack.  Status unknown.


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1955 - The Ray and Dorothy Blumenthal House, Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1955 - The Ted Freistat House, Los Angeles CA.   Status unknown.

1955 - The Tahquitz River Estates, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1955 - The Jack Meiselman House, Desert Palms Estates, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

Around 1955 - The Jack Meiselman Development, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1955 - The Meiselman and Rosenbaum Residence, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1955 - The Carl Mueller House, San Diego CA. Designed with Henry Hester.  Status unknown.

1955 - The Peckham Residence, San Diego CA. Designed with Henry Hester.  Status unknown.

1955 - The Taylor Residence, San Diego CA. Designed with Henry Hester.  Status unknown.

1955 - The Westover Residence, West Los Angeles CA.  Status unknown.


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1955 - The Hoagy Carmichael Renovation, 40267 Club View Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Original house built in 1953. Another renovation in 2003 stayed true to original design with only the kitchen and patio expanded. Sold in 2015 to Karl Hovland and Sarah Ashton.


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1955 - The Earle M. and Marion Jorgenson House, aka the Jorgenson/Mavis House, 40253 Club View Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1954. The Jorgensens used the house one season then sold in 1956 to Paul and Katharine Mavis, still owners as of 2017. Bottom two photos by Jim Riche.


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1955 - The Fred and Juanita Mottle House, 300 North Cerritos Drive, Palm Springs CA. Original address was 306 North Cerritos. Built as a model home for developer Fred Mottle as part of Desert Estates. Sold in 1957 to Arnold and Robin Anderson. There were additions and alterations in 1963. Sold in 2011 to Kenneth Wan.


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1955 - The Blue Skies Trailer Village, 70260 CA-111, Rancho Mirage CA. Next to Thunderbird Country Club. Backed by Bing Crosby who was president of the trailer park when it opened. Of the original manufactured homes, some still exist, were built with ramadas and cabanas, some with flagstone terraces. It became a 55+ community where owners own the land their home sits on.


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1956 - The W. A. Moncrief House, 71022 Country Club Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1955. Featured in Architectural Digest, Fall 1959. Sold in 2020 to Charles Liu and Kim Aeran.


1956 - The James (Jimmy) Hines House, 39905 Morningsprings Drive, Thunderbird North, Rancho Mirage CA. Sold in 2020.


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1956 - The Sherwood Egbert House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Egbert was President of Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Unbuilt.

1956 - The Ewald House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Unbuilt.

1956 - The Lynn Jennings Alternations, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1956 - The Eugenio Garza Laguera Renovations, Monterrey MX.   Status unknown.

1956 - The Charles Moran House, San Diego CA.  Status unknown.

1956 - The Martin Pollard House, Rancho Mirage CA.  Unbuilt.

1956 - The Silberman House, San Diego CA. Designed with Henry Hester.  Status unknown.

1956 - The R. I. Thorsdale Renovations, Palm Springs CA.   Status unknown.

1957 - The Araby Point Estates Development, Araby Drive, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1955.  Status unknown.


1957 - The Charles Hanson House, 71087 Fairway Drive, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Hanson was related to the Karahadians by marriage; they lived just across the fairway. Sold in 2006. There have been renovations since.


1957 - The Charles E. Jones House, 37647 Peacock Circle, Rancho Mirage CA. Photo by Jim Riche.


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1957 - The Edwin Landsfield House, Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs CA. Unbuilt.

1957 - The Wilbur and Margaret Bailey House, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1956.  Status unknown.

1957 - The George Kuhrts Houses 1 and 2, Borrego Springs CA.  Developed by DiGiorgio Corporation.  Status unknown.

1957 - The Earle Strebe Renovation, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.


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1957 - The Alice Meyer House, aka Santa Elena Cody House, 572 West Santa Elena Road, Palm Springs CA. Addition in 1959. Sold in the 1980s to Patrick Cullerton. For sale in 2005. Sold in 2012 to Peter Andress and Carisa Bianchi. Sold in 2020 to Joseph Gyori. Sold in 2020 to William F. Stewart.  Bottom three photos by Michael Locke.


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1957 - The David C. Holub House, 37845 Thompson Road, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1956. Featured in Palm Springs Villager Magazine, 1957. Located in Wonder Estates on the 16th fairway of Tamarisk Country Club. Sold in 2013 to Stephen and Sara Sessa.


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1958 - aka Fontenell Apartments, 232 Avenue Ortega, Palm Springs CA. Sold to Max Factor in 1960 who converted seven units into a single house. Sold around 2011.  Around 2013 they were converted back to apartments. Sold in 2014 to Dude Whatever. Sold in 2021. Photos by Dan Chavkin.


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1958 - The Ronald Williams House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Built. Williams was one of the founders of Eldorado Country Clug and the Town and Country Village Shopping Center. Status unknown.


1958 - The A. Pollard Simons House, aka Malamut House, 71076 Country Club Drive, Thunderbird North, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1956. Simons bought the Loupe ranch where Thunderbird North stands now.dedicated this 7-acre site to have his friends all get together and build houses. Sold in 2013 to Michael Lee and Barbara Malamut. Top two photos by Dan Chavkin. 

Thunderbird North is 10 houses opposite Thunderbird Country Club.  Simons, from Dallas, curated most of his neighbors to be Texans and was a close friend to President Eisenhower.  When Eisenhower moved to Eldorado Country Club, Simons sold this house and moved there too.  Simons also donated land for the Eisenhower Hospital - before Bob Hope did, more famously.


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1958 - The John Gillin House, 70924 Fairway Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA. Commissioned 1957. Sold in 1996 to Walter and Deborah Cruttenden. Bottom two photos by Jim Riche, from the book Mod Mirage.


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1958 - The Clarence and Marian Brown Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Estates Cottages East 11B, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1958 - The Sidney Charney House, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Unbuilt.

1958 - The John Essig House, Cobb View Heights CA.  Status unknown.

1958 - The Lloyd R. French Jr. House, Odessa TX.  Status unknown.

1958 - The Allen Lucas House, Woodside CA.  Status unknown.

1958 - The Ronald Williams Houses 1 and 2, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.


1959 - The Nathaniel (Nat) S. Rogers House, 46383 Amethyst Drive, Indian Wells CA. Sold in 1995 to Lisa Somermeier.


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1959 - The Frank Urbanek House, Indian Wells Country Club, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Herbert E. Linden House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Jack Mann Renovations, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West 34, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Sydney and Evelyn Schiff Addition, Racquet Club, Palm Springs CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Randolph and Patricia Scott Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West 36, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Mitchell Shepherd Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West B2, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.

1959 - The Duane Wheeler House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.  Status unknown.


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1959 - The Freylinghuysen House, 707 West Panorama Road, Palm Springs CA. Later renovations by Albert Frey. Sold in 2012 to J & K Vacation Club California.


 

1959 - The Maurice Melamed House, 37-630 Golf Circle, Rancho Mirage CA. Interiors by Arthur Elrod. Model, last four photos. While this house was being built, the Melameds rented the Borwick-Emrich House on Marx Road. After moving in, they decided they liked the Borwick-Emrich house better and bought it. Sold, and greatly expanded.


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1960 - The Charles Clare House, 71088 Fairway Drive, Rancho Mirage CA. 3345 sf. Interiors by Arthur Elrod. Commissioned 1959.  Sold in 2008 to Andrew and Barbara Leigh, who destroyed it to expand their house at 71070 Fairway Drive.


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1960 - The Russell E. Chase Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West 38, Indian Wells CA.

1960 - The Jack and Joan Warde House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1960 - The Hampton C. Robinson House, Houston TX.

1960 - The Raymond J. Roger Renovation, Palm Springs CA.

1960 - The John Mc P. Rutherford House, Twentynine Palms CA.  Cody also designed apartments for Rutherford.

1960 - The Mrs. Howard Standish Watson House, Palm Desert CA.


 

1960 - The Raymond and Doris Mithun House, 46785 East Eldorado Drive, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Destroyed in 1999 and the Mithun family built a new house, bottom photo.


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1960 - The Charles and Winifred Becker Addition, 828 North Avenida Palos Verdes, Palm Springs CA. Original home built in 1932. Sold to Ray and Ada Dodge. Sold to Troy and Louise Post. Sold in 1986 to Charles and Katherine Shorter.


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1960 - The Raymond Royer Alterations, Palm Springs CA.

1960 - The John Rutherford House, Twentynine Palms CA.

1960 - The Howard Standish Watson House, Palm Desert CA.

1960 - The Russell E. Chace Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West 38, Indian Wells CA.

1960 - The  Mitchell Shepherd Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West B2, Indian Wells CA.


1961 - The Swett / Crawford House, aka Crank / Garland House, 75-900 Fairway Drive, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA. Built by Robert (Bob) Higgins. Commissioned 1960. Developed by Filmore Crank and Beverly Garland, who lived there a short time when it was a demo house for the neighborhood. Sold to John C. Spencer. Golf cart garage addition in 1968. Sold to Erin and Steve Hernandez. Sold in 2017 to Jessy Moss and Steve Jocz.  Designated in 2019 as a local historical landmark.


 

1961 - The Louise Durham Nicoletti House, 40941 Tonopah Road, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1960. Sold in 1967.  Substantially remodeled and expanded in the 1990s such that Cody's Modernist design is unrecognizable.


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1961 - The Virginia and Holmes Tuttle Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West A3, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1959. Each room has its own exterior access. Interiors by Arthur Elrod.

1961 - The Patricia and Randolph Scott Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West 36, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1957. Each room has its own exterior access. Interiors by Arthur Elrod.

1961 - The Leonard and Polly Firestone House, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1957. Each room has its own exterior access. Interiors by Arthur Elrod.

1961 - The Richard Nelson House, Eldorado Country Club Cottages West, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1957. Each room has its own exterior access. Interiors by Arthur Elrod.

1961 - The William and Winifred Cody Renovation, Avalon, Catalina Island CA.

1961 - The Eugene Mance Cove Cottages 1-8, Indian Wells CA.

1961 - The Owen and Darlene Goodman Apartments, Palm Springs CA.

1961 - aka White House of the West, Eldorado Country Club Estates Cottages West, Indian Wells CA.

1961 - The Ed Janss House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.


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1961 - The W & J Sloane House, aka La Quinta Display House, Lot 17 ?, La Quinta CA. B/W photo from from the William F. Cody Papers.


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1962 - The Robert and Betty Cannon House, 46295 Amethyst Drive, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells, CA. Interior desgn by Arthur Elrod. Sold in 2005 to Thomas and Sandra Warde. 


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1962 - The Douglas Driggs House, 7610 North Shadow Mountain Road, Paradise Valley AZ. Commissioned 1961.Sold to Donald and Leslie Budinger.  Sold in 2002 to Eric and Jennifer Danziger. Sold in 2014 to Echo Canyon Real Estate Group LLC. Remodeled by builder Greg Hunt and interior designer Karen Rapp.


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1962 - The George Eccles Renovation, Eldorado Country Club Cottages East 6, Indian Wells CA.

1962 - The Tennis Club Bungalows Addition, Palm Springs CA. Updates in 1964.

1962 - The Garrett Renovation, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1962 - The Willard Keith Renovation, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1962 - The Fillmore Crank and Beverly Garland House II, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA.  Sold before completion to Jack and Paula Petrie.

1962 - The Sollenberger House, Phoeniz AZ.


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1962 - The Sidney Charney House Alterations, 37127 Marx Road, Rancho Mirage CA. Original design by Wexler and Harrison; landscape architect, Garrett Eckbo. Sold to Thomas and Jacqueline Schiff. Sold in 2016 to architect Steven Harris and interior designer Lucien Rees-Roberts.


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1962 - The James and Helen Abernathy House, 611 North Phillips Road, Palm Springs CA. Helen died and James remarried painter Madge Phillips.  Sold in 1991 to Hal Broderick. Sold in 2004 to Perry McKay. Sold in 2005 to Eric Ellenbogen. Updates in 2012 by architect Michael Haverland. Designated in 2013 as a Palm Springs Historic Site.


1962 - The Borwick-Emrich House, aka the Melamed House, 37361 Marx Road, Rancho Mirage CA. Not a Cody design as is often attributed; it was designed and built by Robert Marx. Featured in Architecture Digest, Fall 1962. Sold to Maurice L. Melamed in 1965. Interior renovation by Arthur Elrod. Sold in 2016 to Carol Putnam. Sold in 2017 to Lawrence Putnam. Sold later in 2017 to Robert and Tracy Larinto.

1962 - The Walter Dunivant House, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA. One of Cody's few non-Modernist houses. Walter Dunivant did the interior design.  Featured in Architecture Digest, Winter 1968. Photo by Harold Davis. Developed for Fillmore Crank.  Needs verification.


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1962 - The Stanley and Phyllis Goldberg House, aka Southridge Inc. House, 2340 Southridge Road (originally Tiger Tail Lane), Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1963. Arthur Elrod and Harold Broderick did the interiors. Featured in Architectural Digest, Fall 1967. Sold in 2013 to Southridge Property Owners Association. Sold in 2016 to David Zippel and Michael Johnson who did a restoration.


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1963 - The Henry Chaddick Addition, Palm Springs CA.

1963 - The Keith and Linda Gaede Renovation and Addition, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. 

1963 - The Philip Goldman House, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA.  

1963 - McCullough Cottages, Lake Havasu City AZ.


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1963 - The Henry L. and Diana Gaines Jaffe House, 37200 Palm View Road, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Diana Jaffe was a novelist who wrote under her maiden name, publishing six novels including Tasker Martin and Nantucket Woman. Sold to Jeffrey Plansker in 2015 and extensively restored. Top photo by Michael Locke.


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1963 - The Jennings Bryan Shamel and Anna Shamel House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1962.  Featured in the LA Times and Architecture West, November 1965. Sold to Robert Brown around 1969 who did a renovation with Cody. Photos from the William F. Cody Papers. Destroyed; lot empty as of 2020. 


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1963 - The Harold Hirsh House, 70699 Halper Lake Drive, Tamarisk Country Club, Wonder Estates, Rancho Mirage CA.  Cody did an initial scheme but Hirsh later hired builder Budd Moone and architect Howard Frank. The Frank-designed home was featured in a house tour, March 1967.


1963 - The Waldo and Alice Avery House, 355 West Vereda Sur, Palm Springs CA. Interiors by Arthur Elrod. Sold to Fernow-McMaster. Photo by Dan Chavkin.


1964 - The William Siemon House, Altamira Drive, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA. Cody's brother and his wife. There were four other Cody designs on that street.


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1964 - The Fillmore Crank Sr. House, Paradise Valley AZ.

1964 - The Jay and Elizabeth Cody House, Altamira Drive, Desert Bel Air Estates, Indian Wells CA. Cody's brother and his wife. 

1964 - The John Kell Houssels Jr. House, Las Vegas CA.

1964 - The Ralph Ogden House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1963.

1964 - The Paul J. Schmitt House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1963.

1964 - The Horace W. McCurdy House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.  Commissioned 1963.

1965 - The Jacques Clerk House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.


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1965 - The Weir McDonald House, 6969 North Tatum Boulevard, Paradise Valley AZ. Designed with Phoenix architect Al Beadle. Sold in 1998 to Jamie Lendrum. Sold in 2005 to Tim and Robin Wolf. Sold in 2010 to Steven and Ann Sells. Sold in 2013 to Max and Rebeca Wineberg. Sold in 2014 to Laura Goone.


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1966 - The Cannon-Munday and Associates Development, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1966 - The Frank Rusalem Alterations, Palm Springs CA.. Rusalem was the owner of Pepper Tree Inn and Pepper Tree Plaza.

1966 - The James C. Gruener Alteration, Borrego Springs CA.


1967 - The Branch and Carol Kerfoot House, 1420 Antigua Way, Newport Beach CA.  Still owned by Carol Kerfoot as of 2021.


1967 - The Robert P. and Basie McCulloch Remodel, 71308 Cypress Drive, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Originally designed by Welton Becket / Richard Dorman.


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1967 - The Homer Scott Additions, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA.

1967 - The Thomas J. and Arline Bannon House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1967 - The Dale Clark Alternations, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA.

1967 - The Chet Dolley House, Palm Springs CA.

1967 - The Robert P. and Basie McCulloch House, Lake Havasu City AZ.  Unbuilt.

1967 - The Albert Petrie Alterations, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.


 

Around 1967 - The Mirage Cove Drive Apartments, aka Indian Springs Apartments, 70200 Mirage Cove Drive, Rancho Mirage CA. 8 units. Commissioned 1963. Project architect, Al Beadle. Sold in 2005 to Grant Bayme. Photo by Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage.


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1967 - The Donald T. and Ann Randall House, 75855 Topaz Lane, Indian Wells CA. Co-designed with the owners. Commissioned 1965. Interiors by Harold Broderick of Arthur Elrod. Featured in Architectural Digest, January 1971. Sold around 1969 to John M. King who did a renovation with Cody. Sold to Thomas Bannan. Sold to Walter Probst. Sold in 1995 to Thomas and Cheryl O'Leary. Has been signficantly expanded. Deeded in 2020 to O'Leary Westrum Revocable Trust and Cheryl Bressler.


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1967 - aka Cody Glass House, 755 Camino Norte, Palm Springs CA. Sold to Margaret Siemon and Raymond Winters. Sold in 2006 to Edmund Karp. Sold in 2009 to Michael Johnson and David Zippel. Sold in 2019 to the Taylor and Waterloo Living Trusts. Video.


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1968 - The Ely Callaway House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1968 - The Richard P. McCulloch House, Playa del Rey CA.

1968 - The Rhu Fellowship House, Ramona CA. Still standing as of 2020. 

1968 - The James Killion House, Manitou Springs CO.

1968 - The Kohler House, Palm Springs CA.

1968 - The Homer Scott Alterations, Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs CA.


1968 - The William A. and Barbara Earl Foster House, 603 South La Mirada Road, Palm Springs CA. Interiors by Arthur Elrod. As of 2019 Barbara Foster is still the owner. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1969 - The Desert Air Condominiums Development, Desert Air Drive, Rancho Mirage CA. Specific addresses: 72010, 27014, 72020, 72026, 72032, 72038, 72044, and 72048, ranging from 1 bedroom, 1 bath, to 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. These are the 4 buildings south of the pool at center. In Cody's collection they are listed as Units A, B, C, D, F, and H.


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1969 - The Clarence and Marion Brown Alterations, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1969 - The Holmstead Apartments, Lake Havasu City AZ. Unbuilt.

1969 - The George Killion House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.


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1969 - The Max Stoffel Remodel, 2288 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs CA. Original house built in 1961 by architect Ross Patton (who designed Frank Sinatra's mountain retreat Villa Magio). Sold to and remodeled by Jean Washburn, widow of 7Up founder Donald Washburn. Sold in 2013 to Gregory Wilcox and Candis Richmond who extended the garage and made changes to the exterior entrance in keeping with the original design.


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1969 - The Ted Weiner House, Canyon Country Club, Palm Springs CA. Weiner also had a modern home built in Texas in 1949 designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes.


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1969 - The Stanley Weiner House, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.


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1969 - The Edna Root Shapiro House, 711 West Panorama Road, Palm Springs CA. Designed with Michael Black. Sold to Ahmet and Patricia Oygar. Photos by Michael Locke.


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1970 - The Stein House, 71111 Tamarisk Lane, Rancho Mirage CA. Sold in 1996 to Joan Maltzman.  Photos by Michael Locke.


1970 - The John M. King Addition, 29 Sunset Drive, Englewood CO. Commissioned 1969. Interiors by Arthur Elrod. Sold to Arapco Conversion.  Sold in 1990 to Brendan and Jody Clouston.  Sold in 1998 to Cactus Pack LLC.


1970 - The Andreas Hills Condomiums, Bogert Trail and Andreas Hills Drive, Palm Springs CA. The first phase of the project was done in 1970, a second in 1972, and plans were in the works for Cody to begin the 3rd in 1973. The complex features 6 pools, 6 spas, 4 tennis courts and lots of greenspace. Top two photos by Michael Locke.


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1970 - The James L. Killion House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1970 - The Eli R. Calloway Jr. House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.

1970 - The Crane House, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA.


1970 - The Susan Marx House, 37631 Palm View Drive, aka 1 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold in 2010 to Lorenzo and Marguerita Gasparetti.  


1970 - The Glass House, 37635 Palm View Drive, aka 2 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold in 2012 to Donald and Terry Noble.


1970 - The Metz House, 37639 Palm View Drive, aka 3 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold in 2018 to Michael and Nancy Pesoli. 


1970 - The Jacob House, 37643 Palm View Drive, aka 4 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold in 2019 to Kevin Lane and Shevlin Rush.


1970 - The Brachsman House, 37651 Palm View Drive, aka 6 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold in 2019 to Kevin Miller and Jin Suk Park.


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1970 - The Morris House, 37655 Palm View Drive, aka 7 Cody Court, Rancho Mirage CA. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District. Sold to Norma Morris.  Sold in 2020 to Donald Flood Jr.


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1970 - The Jack Ross House, 37659 Palm View Drive, Rancho Mirage CA. Photo by Michael Locke. The only freestanding house at Cody Court. Part of the Tamarisk Country Club Fairway Condominiums, aka Cody Court, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1969. Designated a City of Rancho Mirage Historic District.  Sold in 2000 to Robert and Joyce Lowe.  


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1971 - The Palm Canyon Village Multi-Residential Development, Palm Springs CA.

1971 - The Robert P. McCulloch Renovation, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.

1971 - The Ralph Ogden Pool Enclosure, Indian Wells CA.

1971 - The Joseph L. Stone Alterations, Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.


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1972 - The Whitewater Country Club Condominiums, North Whitewater Club Drive, Palm Springs CA. Originally the San Jacinto Country Club developed by Noel Clark in 1959, it was purchased by Harry Chaddick in 1972 and redesigned. William Cody planned the 236 fairway condominiums, with interior design work by Ginger Tamack. The first 60 opened in spring of 1972. The country club was renamed Palm Springs Country Club in 1976. Over the years the country club fell into disrepair but the condominiums remain. Dates on condos range from 1959 through 2010. Sold in 2016 to designer Michael Valles. 


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1972 - The Samuel (Sam) and Gladys Rubenstein House, 71051 Tamarisk Lane (previously 37th Avenue), Rancho Mirage CA. Commissioned 1970. Sold at least once. Sold in 2014 to Doug and Shelly Swerland.  Sold in 2019.


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1972 - The Harry P. Barrand and Ann Kachlein House, Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Commissioned 1971. Unbuilt.


1973 - The Charles R. Warde House, aka Lavie House, 46695 East Eldorado Drive, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells CA. Commissioned 1972. Sold in 2013 to Robert and Alexandra Lavie. Photos by Dan Chavkin.


1974 - The Joe and Nelda Linsk Tennis Pavilion, 425 Camino Norte, Palm Springs CA. Commissioned 1972. Cody also did alterations to the main house in 1964 and 1968. Sold in 1979 to H. Roy and Gail F. Gordon. Sold in 1985 to Yvonne and Jack N. Briggs Jr. Deeded in 2006 to Jack N. Briggs, Jr.


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1975 - The George and Kathy Pardee House, Eldorado Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA.  Designed with Sheehy and John Cody.


1977 - The Ted Riback House, Tamarisk Country Club, 70843 Tamarisk Lane, Rancho Mirage CA. On the golf course. Designed with Sheehy and John Cody.  Commissioned 1973. Sold in 2017 to Don Flood. Much of the original interior by Gary Jon and later Steve Chase were still intact as of 2019.


Sources include: William F. Cody Papers at California Polytechnic State University; Melissa Riche; Morris Newman; Julius Shulman: Palm Springs by Michael Stern and Alan Hess; Master of the Midcentury by Catherine Cody; The Architecture of William F. Cody by Clara Nelson. Research by Catherine Westergaard Cramer and Melissa Riche.