You won't find any Titanic knick-knacks here, just stunning modern architecture by Donald Wexler in this historic Palm Springs home once owned by Dinah Shore.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Home
Palm Springs California has plenty of homes and mansions that are breathtaking inside and out. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs estate, located at 432 Hermosa, is no exception.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs home: all about 432 Hermosa’s stunning architecture
The home was originally built in 1964 by famed mid-Century modern architect Donald Wexler for actress/singer Dinah Shore and her then-husband George Montgomery. Many experts say that this home is probably Wexler’s finest work throughout his entire career and many also agree that Dinah Shore moving into this house encouraged many other celebrities to purchase homes in the area as well, helping form Palm Springs into the architectural and visitor’s paradise it is today.
Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the home for a reputed $5.32 million back in 2014 and occasionally even uses it as his own vacation home. The residence is well-kept and updated as needed while keeping the architectural experience very original. In fact, the home has become so legendary that it has been featured on Netflix’s Instant Hotel show.
Amazing home in Old Las Palmas
Situated on 1.3 acres of land, the sprawling 7,022 square-foot home provides a quiet getaway from the rest of the bustling central Palm Springs area. The home can be found in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, which is close to all of the festivals and events, yet far enough away to experience calm. Art galleries, fine arts theaters, restaurants, clubs, and many other upscale experiences are within walkable distance despite the home being tucked deep into the neighborhood.
Modernism design: indoor spaces flow to outdoors
Although the home is enclosed by walls so outsiders cannot get a full glimpse of its beauty, the inside is immaculate. Take a look via the home’s website, 432Hermosa.com It was designed with walls of glass to provide views of the outdoor oasis and mid-century modern interiors that boast plenty of space for guests. Luscious palm trees and the San Jacinto mountains wrap the house, which is kept incredibly clean by the housekeeper who apparently cleans every single day.
The home has six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms as well as a large dining room, a grand piano, a chef’s kitchen, and, as mentioned, walls consisting of floor-to-ceiling glass. The ceilings are made of wood and, in typical Wexler style, the home features stainless steel floors and a foyer wall made of genuine stone. There are also a 1-bedroom guest home, and a quaint casita alongside the main house.
The living room boasts a very large sofa and plenty of other seating, as well as a large screen television and a retractable projector that comes out of the ceiling. The bedrooms each have a different color layout and there are plenty of beds of various sizes so any party can be accommodated.
Former home of Dinah Shore makes it historic
Outside, there is a heated swimming pool, a spa, a sauna, and several terraces to mingle on after getting a drink from the cocktail bar. The pool features lounge chairs and umbrellas for the relentless summer sun, and the boulders neatly placed around the outside provide the true mountain experience and mid-century modern feel that Wexler was going for when he designed the home. Dinah Shore and George Montgomery were avid tennis players, so it’s no wonder the property also includes a full north-to-south tennis court. The fountain adds a nice touch to the already-perfect view, and several fireplaces are scattered throughout for cooler evenings.
If you’re looking to stay here with some family and friends, you’re in luck! The home can be rented out (two night minimum) for banquets, functions, corporate events, or vacations starting at just $3,750 per night. Be aware, however, that DiCaprio leaves no indication that he owns the house, so if you’re looking for knickknacks from Titanic’s Jack Dawson or other roles DiCaprio has played, you won’t find any here.