Landscape of Smoke Tree Retreat by Albert Frey and Tantalus Studio

Before & After: A Classic Midcentury by Albert Frey Gets a Reverent Renovation

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With dramatic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the site looks like a film setting—and it’s close to the ranch where movie star Cary Grant stabled and rode his own horse. Lunt calls the neighborhood a "wonderful and unusual place" that started out as a working ranch in the early 20th century and has "kept its rustic charm" over the years.