Since its beginning, Palm Springs has been known as an artist colony, attracting artists and art lovers from around the world.
While much of the art can be viewed in museums and galleries, a surprising number of artistic works and installments can be viewed on street corners, in front yards and in our parks.
Pictured above are the larger than life, found art creations of the artist who lives in this Movie Colony neighborhood home. The robot-themed art is colorful, playful and on full display for neighbors and passers by.
You’ll find this home on the corner of E. Granvia Valmonte and N Arquilla Road, just a block from Frank Sinatra’s former Twin Palms Estate and a couple of blocks from Ruth Hardy Park (where you can also view other public art work).
Contact me today, to see any home for sale in this art-lovers neighborhood.
Elvis Presley’s former Palm Springs home is currently bank owned and goes on the auction block Saturday, October 25th at noon.
The 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom celebrity hillside estate is located at 845 W. Chino Canyon Road in the Little Tuscany Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs. The auction will be held on-site.
Built in 1946, the 5,000+ square foot historic compound sits on 1.75 acres of land, offers a swimming pool and sweeping mountain and city views. Elvis owned the home until his death in 1977. It is only one of two known homes to have been owned by the King of Rock and Roll.
If you are out of area and need a Realtor to represent you at the auction, please contact me today.
The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that the “Wolf of Wall Street” star is now the Wolf of Palm Springs.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently purchased Dinah Shore’s former midcentury modern estate, located in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. Leo joins a long line of A-list celebrities who have called this neighborhood home, from Katharine Hepburn and Kirk Douglas to Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley and dozens of others. DiCaprio reportedly paid $5.2 million for the architectural gem.
According to the Reporter, actress Anne Hathaway is also rumored to be searching for a posh Palm Springs pad with Hollywood pedigree.
If you happen to be in the market for a desert celebrity estate, call me. Bob Hope’s iconic John Lautner-designed former hillside residence is currently listed at $34 million.
Longtime Palm Springs resident, actor and businesswoman Suzanne Somers and her husband Alan Hamel put their home Les Baux De Palm Springs on the market in 2008 with an asking price of $35 million, just as the real estate market was collapsing. It is currently on the market at $14.5 million and is an incredible value. Her neighbor is Barry Manilow.
The celebirty couple purchased the hillside canyon property in 1977, the same year she shot to stardom in the hit TV series “Three’s Company”. They remodeled it in a romantic, French country style. The home features 10 bedrooms, 9 full baths and 2 partial baths. The estate is located on 73 acres, nestled into the hillside of The Mesa neighborhood in the south end of the city.
In a 2009 episode of Kathy Griffin’s “My Life On The D-List,” Kathy visited Suzanne at the home and was given a tour. You can probably find the episode on DVD or HULU and view the grounds and interior of the home.
One way to make lots of new friends, or to reconnect with long lost friends, is to buy a home in Palm Springs. You’ll hear from people you haven’t heard from in years. And, of course, they’ll want to come and visit…and stay awhile. So, you may need a larger Palm Springs home than you originally planned on.
There are currently more than 30 homes for sale in the city of Palm Springs with 5 bedrooms or more. There are two homes listed with 10 bedrooms each. Both of these are former celebrity homes.
Please contact me if I can help you find that perfect party home or family home with lots of extra rooms for friends and family.
Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Liberace are all Hollywood icons and each called Palm Springs home. You may not be able to live in their former homes, but you can live on their streets and neighborhoods.
Little Tuscany Estates was the hillside neighborhood where Elvis lived until his death in 1977 and there are currently luxury homes for sale at bargain prices.