Renowned architect Sean Lockyer of Studio AR&D combined forces with interior designer Anthony Cochran to redefine a rare 1940s homestead in Rancho Mirage and double the footprint with a new addition. Historic preservation meets stunning contemporary architecture in this down-to-the-studs remodel where no expense was spared. Four bedrooms plus media room offer flexible spaces, with one set up as a poolside office, the other as a home gym. Fleetwood sliders in the living room and a dramatic disappearing corner of the primary bedroom open to mountain views and a lushly landscaped pool courtyard with architectural shade pavilion that invites fireside lounging and dining. Where the architect brought his signature hand-built stone masonry, crisp linear minimalism and bold statements made in blackened steel, the designer imparted a gentler contrast of European influences, classic textures and a neutral palette infused with soft blue-grey. Bathed in natural light, the open dining and kitchen area features Wolf and Sub-Zero integrated appliances, quartz countertops and a concealed wet bar. Myriad outdoor gathering areas around firepits join a citrus orchard, sculptural cacti, a cook's garden and a collection of ancient olive trees to form a mature natural paradise on all sides, perfect for seasonless enjoyment. Endless details include Lutron programmable lighting, car charging station and custom craftsman fabrication for heritage quality. Two worlds blend flawlessly in a timeless specimen that juxtaposes the past and present of true desert living.