One suspects that the future Lady Mendl did not actually do the architectural design, nor the professional looking sketches–or maybe she did, for the plan is very eccentric.
From Elsie deWolfe, who gave us such deathless design advice as “I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint”, came this design for a house in the ‘Modern Regency’ style in 1926. It was published in Arts & Decoration, and appears to have been a promotional gimmick, much like the “House of Tomorrow” or “Idea House” spreads that one reads in today’s magazines, with lots of cross-promotional ads. Whatever the intent, it presages the style so beloved of Hollywood moguls for the next 2 decades.
Beyond that, I know nothing more about it. You heard it here.