Zsa Zsa Gabor was one of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrities. The Hungarian-born socialite’s legacy lives on through her films, TV shows, witty one-liners, and, most recently, her custom-built Estate in Palm Springs, California. The Estate, famously nicknamed the Pink Palace or Barbie house for its pink façade, was recently listed for sale by designers Jerry and Tracy Turco. It has been lovingly restored while retaining most of Gabor’s original décor touches.
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Zsa’ Palm Spring Pad Overview
The Gabor Estate was built in 1964 by Magda’s husband.
Although originally built for her sister, iconic Zsa called it home for about three decades. The Hollywood-Regency style mansion is perched on a hill in Palm Spring’s Little Tuscany.
It’s a short walk from the North Lykken hiking trail and just a few blocks from The Edris House, a modern Palm Springs landmark. Zsa’s pink palace is close to Clark Gable, a popular Palm Canyon estate that now houses the award-winning restaurant Copleys. It’s also a short distance from shops, boutiques, and numerous other architecturally/historically significant homes in Little Tuscany.
The 3500-foot home’s pink façade contrasts beautifully against Palm Springs’ desert setting, providing unobstructed views of the mountain and the city. It’s a mid-century, single-story brick home with two bedrooms, five bathrooms, and mirrored living spaces. The mid-century beauty is surrounded by palm trees providing unparalleled privacy and an incredibly ambient location to call home.
The Gabor Estate- The Details
Visitors to the Gabor Estate are often welcomed by a lovely, bubblegum-pink exterior overlooking a covered veranda next to a stone deck with black and gold chairs and a large, mosaic-tiled, in-ground pool. After the exterior stairs, hand-carved, wrought-iron, black and gold doors(original) lead to a hot pink entryway and a mirrored living and dining area that perfectly frames the surrounding, pristine Palm Spring Mountain terrain. While lavishly renovated, the living and dining rooms retain Zsa’s tasteful furnishings, stunning stone floors, delicate chandeliers and sconces, grand piano, oil paintings, and even Magda’s picture.
On the other end of the living area is a kitchen adorned with state-of-the-art, dark Viking appliances, black cabinets, a warming drawer, and a wine fridge. The Turco’s also added a unique, troweled, gold ceiling infusing a retro feel into the space and a Hungarian rotisserie to pay homage to Zsa’s Hungarian roots.
The three bedrooms are on the upper floor, with the primary bedroom on its wing.
The latter has a shower, an oversized relaxing tub, and an inviting botanical wallpaper with gold accents. The designers added an office, a hot pink dressing room, a makeup room, and an ensuite bathroom with dual vanities. The two additional bedrooms and bathrooms are also pleasantly gaudy and one-of-a-kind. The Gabor Estate also has beautiful artificial desert landscaping and an outdoor patio with a fire pit.
In a nutshell, the custom-built mid-century home perfectly encapsulates Zsa and her sisters’ life of fame and glamor. The listing is currently under Conrad Miller of Avenue 8 and can be yours for only $3.8 million.
About Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor was one of the most iconic celebrities of her era. The Hungarian beauty competed in beauty pageants and appeared in many popular films, including Moulin Rouge 1962. Zsa was best known for her controversial and lavish lifestyle. She wore lots of diamond, and was married nine times, including to well-known actor George Sanders and famous magnate Conrad Hilton. She and her sisters traveled the world on private jets and regularly hosted lavish parties. Zsa died in 2016, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.