The House That Spells Welcome
by Marva Peterson
Modern Screen, Sept 1952
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IN THE SPRING OF 1947all Hollywood was speculating on the outcome of Tyrone Power's tempestuously sizzling romance with Lana Turner.
Ty. Linda and Nikko on the terrace of their new Bel Air home. With Hawaiian
lunai to give them privacy, the Powers love their "outdoor living room".
in Hollywood asked. What did she have that would make a man forget Lana Turner?
Their bedroom is in the 2-story part of the house at rear.
Most of the massive furniture came from Ty's Brentwood home.
but they were willing to bet that Linda was infinitely more versatile.
Against their pale pink interior walls, the Powers used white and
off-white furniture throughout. The hand-woven upholstery is undyed
natural. Diego Rivera's portrait of Linda makes a vivid color spot.
wedding with thousands of movie fans, clamoring and mobbing them as they left the church.
On the dark-stained wooden floors, the Powers used shaggy white
wool carpets. The custom-made tables are of bleached cork with
antique legs. Fireplace bench was copied from Hawaiian hikie.
Ty & Linda spent a small fortune clearing land to make room for
this 35-foot heated swimming pool. Then dirt had to be brought
in to make a level terrace. Now they're set for outdoor living.
and the hand-woven upholstery remains in undyed natural. The dining room table and the lamp tables in the living room are of bleached cork set on antique white legs. The Massive bedroom furniture is modern and covered in white calfskin.