Location: Southridge, Palm Springs
Asking price: $7.99 million
Square footage: 7,500
Special features: A two-bedroom suite guesthouse, shuffleboard court, private putting course, and guarded community gate
Agent: Jenell Fontes, Windermere Real Estate; 760-770-6801; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jenellfontes.com
Perched high in the San Jacinto Mountains approximately 200 feet above the valley floor, this Palm Springs home exudes elegance while offering privacy and a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains and city lights below.
Nestled in the secure community of Southridge, the address counts such legendary celebrities as Steve McQueen and William Holden as former residents. The house itself is situated just below the famous Bob Hope estate.
The 7,500-square-foot home boasts an exterior specifically designed to provide the absolute best in desert living, including a grotto-like waterfall, an opulent pool and spa, a shuffleboard court, and a private putting course.
Built in 1987, the house was completely renovated in 2005 and outfitted with such modern conveniences as an outdoor kitchen, a gas log fireplace, and a heated pool. Constructed with more than 600 tons of hand-cut Idaho quartz stone, the sophistication of the original architecture was kept intact during the remodel, which included the addition of 40 tons of matching stone.
The home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, a sunken wet bar, and a great room with high ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling windows accent every room. A detached two-bedroom guesthouse guarantees a comfortable stay for visitors.