Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cary Grant - Palm Springs

Say what you will about Cary Grant's acting... but in his day he reflected the image of the classic debonair leading man during Hollywood's Golden years...a by gone era of contract studio actors and actresses. These were the days of image and illusion about who people really were and who the studios portrayed them to be. Everybody had a pseudonym even Archibald Leach. Surprisingly Grant's 1927 Palm Springs hideaway, now up for sale, seems very real and unpretentious. Grant named the house Los Palomas and it still maintains it's original hand made terra cotta roof tiles, thick white washed walls, and hand painted Talavera Spanish floor tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The 6,000 sq. ft. 6 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath Spanish farmhouse sits on 1 1/2 acres on a tree lined street in the Movie Colony neighborhood... asking price... $4,995,000.



images: L.A. Times



2 comments:

Jodie said...

The price tag on that house seems outrageous to me. Is it just me, or it that reasonable?

Also, I LOVE the Roman sconces in your sidebar. They are so beautiful!

PS - Thank you for your recent comment! You are such an inspiration and encouragement to me - all the way from Virginia!! :)

Red River Interiors said...

Jodie:

The $4.9 million asking price seems ...well, what can I say? ...location, location, location... Fay