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    The Brady Bunch House in Photos

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    Suzanne Somers’s Fantastical 28-Acre Former Compound in Palm Springs Hits the Market for $13 Million

    A nearly century-old desert compound in Palm Springs is the talk of the town—and not just because it used to belong to Suzanne Somers.  

    The enchanting, 28-acre property is one of the most impressive residences in The Mesa community, and it recently reemerged on the market asking a cool $12.9 million. The Three’s Company star and her husband, Alan Hamel, bought the hillside spread in the ‘70s and decided to sell it back in 2021 after over 40 years of ownership.

    The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom oasis comprises a European-inspired main house, four individual villas, a total of 10 outdoor venues including a hand-carved natural rock amphitheater, and a lagoon-style swimming pool. Even cooler, the residence comes with its own custom-built funicular that allows you to be ferried up and down via cable car.  

    A desert compound in Palm Springs where Suzanne Somers used to live just listed for $12.9 million

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    “The layout of our home is unique,” Somers said, speaking to People, prior to the sale. “It’s a great home for having guests because they can each go off to their own cottages at the end of the day and have privacy.”

    Originally built in 1939, the compound sports sweeping views of Mesa Canyon and a whopping 7,280 square feet of living space. In fact, one of the guest dwellings dubbed “The Rock House” was designed by prominent Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, best known for his midcentury modern creations. The stone-clad abode includes two suites, a fireplace, a meditation garden, a claw-foot tub, and walls of glass.

    The 28-acre property includes a pool, a natural waterfall, hiking trails, and secret patios

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    Overall, the property strikes us as the perfect place to entertain with its two-room chef’s kitchen, a hidden 2,000-bottle wine cellar, five outdoor fireplaces, and parking for over 20 cars. Of course, there’s also a formal dining room that can seat up to 32 guests, while that alfresco entertainment center has enough room for 50 of your closest friends, not to mention its own dance floor. 

    “It has all this acreage and hiking trails and a beautiful gated long driveway,” Somers told Homes and Gardens back in 2021. “There’s nothing like it and there never will be again.” 

    Scott Lyle of Compass holds the listing. 

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    Frank Sinatra’s Former California Compound Could Be Yours for $12.8 Million

    A lot of LA homes come with a star pedigree, but this hilltop compound is laden with Old Hollywood history. 

    Back in the ‘50s, Frank Sinatra lived at the midcentury-modern mansion in question. That’s not the estate’s only draw, though. Located on a cliff in Chatsworth, Calif., Byrdview was originally built in 1951 by William Pereira and is only one of four residences that the architect created. Aside from housing Old Blue Eyes, the iconic pad has played host to Marilyn Monroe, appeared in Mad Men (among other TV shows and movies) and was where Judy Garland famously renewed her wedding vows. Now, the legendary abode is back on the market for $12.75 million. 

    Byrdview was penned by architect William Pereira.

    Living up to its name, Byrdview is perched high above the city and offers a bird’s-eye view of the 1,325-acre Chatsworth Nature Preserve below. The compound is set on nearly eight acres and gated for added privacy. Altogether, the estate comprises a main house, a one-bedroom guest house, plus a 2,000-square-foot pergola. You’ll also find a 50-foot swimming pool and a detached structure that could be used as a gym, massage room or pool house. If you want to channel Sinatra, the listing suggests a recording studio could be added to the grounds. You could also build equestrian facilities, a helipad or a vineyard if that’s more your speed.

    The former home of singer Frank Sinatra features a glass-walled piano room, of course.

    The striking, 6,661-square-foot primary residence is wrapped in walls of glass for postcard-like views. Inside, there are seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half baths. You’ll also find numerous gallery-type spaces throughout in which you can display your collection.

    Although the home has been restored, the contemporary elements are artfully balanced with Pereira’s original design. “Some of the pieces of glass are original single-pane glass and one of the sliding doors that’s 18 feet long and 12 feet high,” Barrie Livingstone of Sotheby’s International Realty told Mansion Global. “It’s just amazing this 70-year-old house looks as modern as it can be.”  

    Elsewhere, warm wood accents and full-height windows add a mid-century feel to the living room, dining room and piano room. We’re sure the latter is where Sinatra spent most of this time. Speaking of the crooner, the sprawling grounds of Byrdview offer enough space to accommodate hundreds of guests at a time. Sounds like it’s time to get your Rat Pack ready.

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    The Byrdview House in Photos

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    Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Palm Springs Honeymoon Hideaway Just Listed for $5.6 Million

    The seller of this Palm Springs landmark has left the building. And now, you too can live like Elvis and Priscilla Presley once did.  

    Most famous for being the futuristic residence in which the King and his wife honeymooned in 1967, a popular California tourist attraction dubbed “The House of Tomorrow” has just hit the market after an ambitious two-year renovation. The mid-century modern abode dates back to 1962 when it was first designed by William Krisel for home builder Robert Alexander. Alexander loved it so much; he kept the commission for himself. Shortly after, the “it” couple was said to have leased the space for a year prior to their marriage, reported The Wall Street Journal.  

    Its unusual design can be likened to that of a spaceship, gaining the attention of architectural lovers and Elvis fanatics alike throughout the years. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home has four bedrooms and a pentagon-shaped pool. Sadly, the original tennis court is no longer. However, what makes it stand out is the geometric design and its space-age aesthetic. Think a winged roof reminiscent of a butterfly mid-flight and four circular pods that are interconnected to form the framework. All that’s missing is a flying car in the driveway.  

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s former Palm Springs home just listed for $5.6 million

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    Internally, you’ll find several other nods to the modernist movement including curved stone walls, a rounded built-in sofa, terrazzo floors and tons of floor-to-ceiling windows. The sellers, Dan Bridge and Paul Armitstead, even went as far as to restore the original color of the exterior with the help of a 1960s paint supplier during the reno. “Our goal in this was not to have a museum, but rather turn this into a living and breathing home for people who will live in it, not just use it as a showpiece,” Bridge tells WSJ.  

    The landmark dubbed “The House of Tomorrow” just underwent a two-year renovation but kept its mid-century modern theme.

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    The two came across the property during Palm Springs’ Modernism Week and decided to buy the residence in 2020 for $2.6 million with the hope of restoring it to its former glory. Inside, they were met with loads of Elvis memorabilia—most of which has been removed and auctioned off by the previous owner. Today, their most important updates include a rebuilt kitchen and a brand-new round center island. Elsewhere, the circular theme continues with custom fixtures and finishes, in addition to a floating fireplace. 

    This stunning remodel has us all shook up. 

    Marc Sanders of Compass holds the listing. 

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