It appears that Hollywood legend Cary Grant’s former home is just as dapper and interesting as he was. Las Palomas, the Spanish-style Palm Springs property in the “Movie Colony” neighborhood (so-named because many old Hollywood stars once lived there), has just been listed for $3.495 million.
Quite the stunner, the 6,000-square-foot, six bedroom, six bath estate boasts a lighted pool, gates engraved with the initials “CG”, vaulted ceilings and French doors leading to surrounding gardens. Built in 1930 it was renovated in 2009 and its current owner Dr. Guy Burrows — who is selling it because he is relocating — told the Wall Street Journal recently that he spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars” maintaining these original elements.
Many celebs graced the property, which has a rich history. After falling in love with the property in 1954, Grant commissioned architect Wallace Neff — who also designed homes for Judy Garland and Groucho Marx — to build his guest wing, called the Alfred Hitchcock Casita. Hitchcock then lured Grant out of retirement and into starring in “An Affair to Remember” and “To Catch a Thief.” Other screen legends who visited included Howard Hughes, Sophia Loren, Katharine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Clark Gable.