Stunning million dollar estate in The Mesa. Walled and gated for privacy. 3 BR/ 3 Bath/ Sleeps 6. Celebrity Pedigree. Beds: K,Q,Other
The homeowners are world travelers who lovingly restored this 1945 hacienda-style home to reflect the rich Palm Springs lifestyle that first captured the attention of Hollywood's elite. Long before the midcentury modern movement came into vogue - this is how movie stars lived. Local lore says leading lady Lana Turner, MGM's 'Sweater Girl,' often retreated to this private estate between filming such block busters as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Imitation of Life and Peyton Place.
The recent renovation preserved the original 1940s architecture while upgrading this property for the way we live today: new kitchen and baths, three flat screen TVs, wireless internet, updated climate control and all the other modern conveniences have been seamlessly woven into the existing architecture - creating a luxury retreat that looks as though it were ripped from the pages of Elle Decor or House Beautiful.
Casa de Lana rests on a large triple lot in the quiet south Palm Springs neighborhood known as The Mesa. This private estate features lush manicured gardens, towering palm trees, rolling green lawns and an oversized sunswept pool surrounded by chaise lounges, shade umbrellas, patios and a gazebo that is perfect for al fresco dining. Once inside the gates, you'll feel as though you have stepped into an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
THE INTERIOR LIVING SPACES
The design of this private enclave rests on its rambling floor plan, large gathering spaces, high ceilings, exquisite architectural elements and carefully curated art and furnishings. Once through the massive hand-carved double door entry - you'll be in the grand foyer - created for warm hellos and long good-byes as guests come and go. Today this room makes the perfect dance floor, yoga studio or place for little ones to play.
The main parlor is ideal for gathering with your group. The combination of saltillo tile, rich textiles, arched doorways, high ceilings and exposed wood beams set the sophisticated yet relaxed tone of the house. An eclectic mix of carefully chosen sofas and occasional chairs surround the open hearth fireplace. Tickle the ivories on the upright piano or spend time binge watching your favorite shows on the large flat screen Smart Television that has been secreted away in an antique cabinet. Through the formal dining room you'll find a modern take on the familiar farm house kitchen. Bead board cabinetry, fabulous accent tile, gleaming quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances including a deluxe gas range with a double oven and grill top. The enclosed all-season portico has been outfitted with a desk - creating a quiet work space away from the main living areas. There is also a den with a convertible sofa and adjacent bath - perfect for the occasional overflow guests.
THE SLEEPING QUARTERS
Like an upscale boutique hotel, the sleeping quarters at Casa de Lana offer an understated yet luxurious vibe. Both bedrooms have hospitality-quality mattresses, ample storage and Smart Televisions. One bedroom has a King-bed and ensuite bath while the other has a Queen bed and easy access to the adjoining hall bath. The the den converts to a third bedroom with its adjacent bath and Queen-sized sofa sleeper.
Casa de Lana is just a one mile stroll to the world famous Palm Canyon Drive where it intersects the newly revitalized South Palm Springs (SOPS) entertainment district. Night clubs, cabarets, fine dining and casual eateries dot the area. You'll also be very close to grocery stores, coffee houses and other conveniences. Driving is optional. This part of town is serviced by a responsive Uber network and is in walking distance to a few stops for The Buzz - the city's free trolley service.
OPTIONAL CONCIERGE SERVICES
Mid-stay Maid Service, Private Chef, Pre-arrival grocery stocking and poolside massage can be arranged with 3 weeks advanced notice.