The Maxim Home was originally constructed at Universal Studios on Stage 12, in 1946, for the feature So Goes My Love, starring Don Ameche and Myrna Loy. In the film Don Ameche’s character, Hiram Maxim, lives next door to Myrna Loy. The façade is therefore referred to as the Maxim home.
In this SketchUp drawing the front yard is a re-creation of what was built on the stage. The back of the house and the unseen far side were not built for the film. This house would later become one of the most recognized homes in television.