Frederick Loewe Estate, Palm Springs, California


Offered at $5,950,000

Palm Springs was a perfect choice for legendary composer Frederick Loewe to create a desert habitat in which he could retreat from Broadway and Hollywood and find inspiration for his music. Backdropped by the San Jacinto Mountains in Little Tuscany, the historic estate’s iron gates have forever fascinated the world outside. Dazzling the senses with infinite views of the powerful desert, the residence evokes the architectural sensibility, form, and function of Richard Neutra, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, stone floors, and rectilinear surfaces playing counterpoint to the contour of its natural surroundings. Beyond the drama of the step-down living room and walk-in bar, a glass dining room for 20 hosts memorable gatherings. A cook’s kitchen and firelit family room attend. The four bedrooms highlight a lavish master suite with fireplace. Outdoors, exotic flowers perfume the air of melodious gardens bestowing cascading waterfalls, a pool, spa, tennis court, putting green, and towering trees and palms that enliven nearly three magical acres comprising four parcels. It is here that the genius of Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon come easily to mind. Not surprisingly, it is as if, for one shining moment, you found yourself in his Camelot itself.

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