Sidney Sheldon’s Palm Springs home, a classic mid-century modern design that has been fully updated, is available for purchase for $8.95 million.
Sidney Sheldon’s impressive career in the entertainment business spanned more than five decades – across media – from Broadway to television to the written novel and then some. Mr. Sheldon is considered by many as one of the original situation comedy writers, responsible for crafting most of I Dream of Jeannie’s scripts in the 1960s.
Sidney Sheldon’s career as a novelist also reached great heights. He has written 18 novels that sold more than 300 million copies, and this ranks him among the top best-selling fiction novelists of all time.
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Behind the private gates of this estate, one finds a reflecting fountain made of black granite surrounded by mature olive trees and white roses.
The grand foyer of this 8,058 square foot mid-century modern southern California home opens to a vaulted living room. This central space has a centerpiece stone fireplace and terrazzo floors that flow from inside the house to outdoor living areas. The home’s many windows are strategically placed to offer spectacular mountain views.
This Palm Springs desert home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms (of which three are half-baths). Its .62-acre is beautifully manicured and set in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs – once home to celebrities of Hollywood’s Golden Era – Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Current residents of this Old Las Palmas enclave in southern California include Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few.
The home’s sizable primary bedroom is a suite with enormous walk-in closets with large windows offering mountain views, sliders to the pool, a sitting area with expansive, never-ending mountain views, and a fireplace across one wall. The primary bathroom features an alcove, oversized tub, and dual vanities.
The kitchen, with its detailed tray ceiling, features ebony cabinetry, a center island, and high-end appliances that include Sub-Zero and Miele. There is even a pass-through window that conveniently connects to an outdoor BBQ kitchen near the backyard and pool area.
The home’s open floor plan and property include a few unique amenities with something for everyone – including a fitness center, a wet bar, a media/game room, and a customized walk-in wine room. There is even a solar system.
The heart-shaped pool is, as one would expect from a showman like Sidney Sheldon, the show-stopping showpiece. Sheldon’s oasis in the desert also includes several waterfalls, a fire pit, an outdoor spa, a shower, and mature foliage and palms.
This Palm Springs property also offers a detached guest house. While Sidney Sheldon used this modern space to create some of the most memorable entertainment from the 20th century, this guest house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with peaked ceilings, walls of glass, and bright colors accented throughout.
Photos courtesy: Bennion Deville Homes.