Voted Palm Springs Fan-Fave Home!
Never mind the big rooms, sparkling pool, lush landscaping, mountain views, location in the Old Las Palmas celebrity neighborhood, or that it was voted the ''fan favorite'' at Palm Springs Modernism Week. It’s the rest of the home’s package that is soooooo interesting. From the purple rug and pink wallpaper to the classic movie posters, motorcycles, guitars display and retro Beatles drum set, the Hollywood Regency-style home has surprises in almost every room and every nook and cranny. Built in 1962 for the son of the Marx Brothers' Gummo Marx, the 4,278-square-foot home, officially known as “Villa de Leone,” has been transformed into a combination museum of pop art, historic artifacts and Hollywood glamour. As colorful as the city’s popular Silent Disco Tour, the home has been designed and decorated for conversation, fun and entertainment. The home has recently been listed for sale at $4.8 million.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Visitors to the walled-and-gated home enter through carved double-entry doors framed by two urn water fountains, and then the views of the pool and mature gardens with original Roman pillars surrounding the pool terrace. There is the music room with a display of classic guitars and a Beatles drum set and the British Room with Pop art, a collection of vintage racing motorcycles and a Union Jack carpet. The owners’ eclectic art collection is highlighted with museum-quality art lighting, and one of the home’s four bedrooms has been converted into a state-of-the-art sound studio. The large dining room features a concave dome ceiling with an embellished vintage chandelier. The dramatic master bedroom looks out at the pool and features a large bath/shower area, dual vanities, and generous closet space. The over-the-top decorated guest bedroom has an en-suite bath shared with the office. The home’s owner and interior decorator is Karen Haines, founder and CEO of Spa Girls Cocktails. Her co-owner husband is Chris Haines from Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company.
If you are visiting, Palm Springs has good weather and over 100 golf courses, one of the most important collections of mid-century-style architecture in the world, and is well located within a few hours’ drive to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Celebrity homeowners have included Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Kris Jenner, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas and Leonardo DiCaprio. Shopping at the city’s vintage boutique shops, mountain and desert exploring, spa days, architecture and celebrity home tours are popular things to do.