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How to find the best celebrity homes in Palm Springs
Celebrity Homes tour: Where stars live in Palm Springs
Palm Springs has been home to countless celebrities and media moguls, and some of them, even many who have passed on, are well-known for their homes in the area. Many of these homes can be seen from the street, and some of them can even be rented out for a luxe overnight stay, or you can take a tour and see the for yourself!
Celebrity homes in Palm Springs
Keep reading to find out more about some of the best celebrity homes in Palm Springs.
Frank Sinatra’s home in Palm Springs
If you research celebrity homes in the Palm Springs area, there’s no doubt you’ll come across Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Residence. E. Stewart Williams, who also designed dozens of other famous buildings in the area, created this home in the 1940’s and, interestingly enough, the layout and design wasn’t in Sinatra’s initial plans. Sinatra had commissioned Williams to build a Georgian-style house, but Williams was able to convince him to make it a more desert-style abode. The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is most well-known for its piano-shaped pool.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs house
The Titanic star’s home was created in the mid-1960’s by another famous architect in the area, Donald Wexler. The home was built for television star Dinah Shore, who is best known for her roles as a talk show personality. The property features six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Wexler brought the mid-century modern theme to her home, designing it with massive walls of glass that show off the surrounding mountains. High-profile celebrities frequented the home throughout the years and it still has many entertainment options including a swimming pool, several different terraces that show off the views, and (of course) a bar.
Where did Elvis Presley live in Palm Springs?
Palm Springs is such a celebrity hotspot, even worldwide sensations like Elvis Presley wanted in on the real estate there! Elvis both owned and rented homes in Palm Springs but perhaps the most famous is his ‘Honeymoon Hideaway’. Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, possibly created the trend of a “staycation,” as they decided to stay here instead of going on a honeymoon. Bucking the trend of sharp lines and edges like most homes in the region featured, the Honeymoon Hideaway was designed with a blueprint of four circular shapes instead.
Presley’s lesser-known home, dubbed “Graceland West,” was another one of Presley’s beautiful homes in Palm Springs. Presley purchased the Spanish colonial-style home in April 1970 for $105,000 (which was a lot back then!) and sometimes stayed there with Priscilla and their daughter, Lisa Marie.
Where do the Kardashians stay in Palm Springs?
Whether you love them or not, the Kardashians certainly own a lot of amazing real estate. This includes one home in Palm Springs, which is located in the upscale gated and guarded Madison Club community. The property, which was once owned by Sylvester Stallone was purchased by a Kardashian family trust for $12 million in 2018 and spans over 11,000 square feet! The home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pool, fireplaces, and a lot of room for dining and entertainment.
Kirk Douglas house
Kirk Douglas is another well-known celebrity that resided in Palm Springs for part of his very successful life. Located in the El Mirador community, this home was also created by Donald Wexler and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built in 1954, Wexler designed the home with the classic mid-century modern style in mind, giving it enormous glass doors and windows as well as post-and-beam ceilings that give the home a more spacious vibe.
Bob Hope: home on the hill
The last cannot-miss home worth a look in Palm Springs is the Bob Hope House, which most definitely stands out among the other homes in the region. Shaped like a saucer, visitors throughout the years have deemed it a replica of a UFO or a volcano. Architect John Lautner, designed the unique home in 1973 and it would become one of his most famous works of all time. The 23,366 square-foot house features a whopping ten bedrooms and thirteen bathrooms as well as a pool, waterfall, and tennis courts. While the shape is much different than the sharp lines many other homes in the region feature, Lautner made sure to keep the huge floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to allow residents and guests to enjoy the incredible Palm Springs views.
Take a Tour of Celebrity homes in Palm Springs!
If you want to view famous peoples’ homes (including some of these!) and learn a lot about them, there’s no better way than to take a tour from Modern Tours Palm Springs. By taking our self-guided Celebrity Homes Tour, you’ll be able to see 12 different homes that belong or once belonged to some of the biggest Hollywood stars in history. The tour takes between 90 and 120 minutes and your virtual audio guide will provide a slew of intriguing information about each home including the famous architecture in Palm Springs and the homes’ rich history.