Constructed in 1962 by one of the Marx Brothers, this 4,278-square-foot home is known as the Villa de Leone. The residence is a combination of Hollywood glamor, historical artifacts, and a museum of pop art. While the location in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, mountain views, lush landscaping, sparkling pool, and enormous rooms are a nice touch, the entire living experience is the appeal.
This $11.6 million home was rated a fan favorite at Palm Springs Modernism Week. This Hollywood home has surprises around every corner, from pink wallpaper to a retro Beatles drum set, various guitars on display, motorcycles, and classic movie posters. The home has been listed for sale at $4.8 million.
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The main entrance features carved double doors with privacy hedges around the perimeter. Once inside, you will experience the culture and pop of the tufted pink sofas in the living room, the round glass dining set, and the vintage chandelier hanging from the concave ceiling in the dining room. The living room boasts a Union Jack rug with several motorcycles and pop culture posters.
In addition, this home has a powder room filled with posters and an intricately designed vanity, including a carved wood mirror.
The bedroom has a comfortable bed facing a giant mirror and louvered windows with an excellent pool view. Additionally, the study is decorated with a beautiful purple rug and vibrant pink wallpaper that add to the fun and excitement of this residence. The primary bedroom features luxury amenities, including direct access to the pool and a large TV set over intricate white and gold wallpaper.
The primary bathroom is massive and boasts luxury at every corner, with a deep soaking tub completely surrounded by mirrors.
The eclectic artwork scattered throughout the property is highlighted by museum-quality lighting. Also, one of the four bedrooms has been transformed into a modern sound studio. The over-the-top guest bedroom boasts an en-suite bath and an office.
The home interior was designed by Karen Haines, CEO, and founder of Spa Girls Cocktails. The co-owner of the home is Chris Haines, founder of Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company, hence the bikes found throughout the property.
Past celebrity homeowners include the following lengthy list:
- Bing Crosby
- Bob Hope
- Cary Grant
- Dean Martin
- Dinah Shore
- Frank Sinatra
- Kirk Douglas
- Kris Jenner
- Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Aspects of the Home
The best aspect of the home is the distinctive and varying decorative choices. This unique blend of vibrant colors, pop culture, and motorcycles give guests a new experience when visiting and are excellent talking points when hosting dinners and parties. Also, each room is uniquely decorated, so the artwork and features are timeless and always exciting for the owners.
The pool adds to the outdoor fun and is a perfect invitation for hosting friends and family. Furthermore, with many diverse and exciting celebrities owning the home in the past, this house is an excellent pickup for the more eclectic individuals. Plenty of creative talent has moved through the home; if these uniquely decorated walls could talk, they would have endless stories to tell.
The home is listed with John Campbell from Keller Williams in Rancho Mirage, California. Photos by The Real Estate Photography Group.