You can own the old-school opulence of actor turned producer Jerry Weintraub’s home in Coachella Valley for $16 million. The swank Hollywood-style mansion features numerous unique elements including a wrap-around swimming pool landscaped to look like a jungle with in-water lights to cause the pool to glow.
Weintraub produced the Oceans trilogy of Oceans Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen, The Karate Kid film series, and The Firm, among many others. His home in the Bighorn Golf Club community also provides the residential equivalent of an all-star cast. Measuring 9,152 square feet, the Guy Dreier designed one-story home provides plenty of home for overnight guests with its six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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The home connects the outdoors and indoors by using receding glass walls to provide an instant connection to the landscape. Additional living space may be found in its guest house.
The main house includes both outdoor and indoor fireplaces and the aforementioned swimming pool. A patio opening on the backyard provides a hardscaped entertainment area for barbecues and outdoor parties.
The main house also includes a media center for film viewing and a mini-version of Claridges Bar in London, England. The home’s pub comes complete with seating suitable for an intimate cocktail party.
The remainder of the home, including bedrooms and public areas, uses high ceilings, vast glass walls, and a combination of hardwoods and marble in muted tones.
The mansion’s exterior and interior use the creamy, muted tones of the Palm Desert to create an architectural blend with nature. Its unusual roof with jutting overhangs offers shade from the desert heat and architectural interest.
Its custom furnishings accompany the sale so, the new owner will have the full Claridges experience, as well as the benefit of interior designers used by Weintraub.
The small estate of 1.5 acres combines geometric shapes with natural finishes to blend while standing out in the valley. Its landscapes mix xeriscape with faux sod and the created pool and jungle to create an imaginative oasis within the Palm desert.
Weintraub died at age 77 in 2015. The property sold in April 2019, for $6.825 million to an undisclosed buyer represented by Lorna Ball of Bighorn Properties, reported the Los Angeles Times. The Real Estate Listing of Bighorn Properties represents the home. No listing agent is mentioned.
The home sits above the 16th hole of Bighorn Country Club’s Canyon Course providing emerald green vistas within a sand-washed desert. The home has changed hands a few times since the producer’s death and requires an owner who wants to make it a family home as he and his wife, the late Jane Morgan, who also died in 2015. The couple’s roomy desert home accommodated their large family of four daughters and three sons.