The home of one of Hollywood’s most classic leading men is now on the market. Cary Grant was a world-renowned actor admired by many who carried a deep Hollywood legacy. Later in his life, he retired to Palm Springs, where he lived in this Spanish Colonial Revival style home.
Originally built in 1930, the home is 6,000 square feet and has six bedrooms and six bathrooms — and is an exact replica of a 19th-century Spanish farmhouse. The home is currently listed for $3.495 million.
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Cary Grant was one of Hollywood’s early stars, becoming a central face in several Alfred Hitchcock films and dominating a film career that would span the better part of 40 years. He was the epitome of elegance in Hollywood classics and starred in styles of movies ranging from war dramas to mysteries and comedies. Many of his roles were opposite powerhouse actresses in early Hollywood, including Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn.
After many nominations and a career arcing from the classic romantic lead to a mature matchmaker, Grant retired. His last film was Walk Don’t Run, which premiered in 1966. Palm Springs was a popular vacation spot for many Hollywood stars. He would move into this home to raise his only daughter, and he spent most of his retirement years here in Palm Springs before his death in 1986.
The romantic Spanish home carries an equal amount of grace and style. Its main features are those reminiscent of the Spanish farmhouse it was modeled after thick stucco walls with original shutters, original terracotta floor tiles and fireplaces, a 40-foot beamed ceiling, and a stunning primary suite with a private fireplace and a balcony overlooking the peaceful yard and pool.
The 1.5-acre property is also home to two casitas, as well as several outdoor terraces and a pool area. These other spaces mirror the style of the main home, with stucco walls and stone terraces. Each of the structures was carefully restored in 2009, and all of them have been well-maintained since they were built in 1930.
The home is done in perfect Spanish Colonial Revival style. It includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms throughout its 6,000 square feet, and it is surrounded by lush, well-maintained landscape. Inside, the stone flooring contrasts with crisp white walls and, in the main living room, a beautiful 40-foot beamed ceiling.
A large stone fireplace lends the perfect amount of warmth to this desert home. The airy, open-spaced is lined with a beautiful open wood staircase going up to the second level. The bedrooms feature similar crisp walls, with soft hardwood floors.
The backside of the house is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and looks out over gorgeous stone terraces and a perfect desert-blue pool. The landscaping in this space is truly reminiscent of the Spanish countryside. The beautiful Spanish-style home where Cary Grant spent much of his retirement years is now on the market for $3.495 million.