Leonardo DiCaprio goes Old Hollywood in Palm Springs
The actor has reportedly purchased a Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern home for $5.2 million.
Don’t look now, but a new Hollywood golden age may be starting in Palm Springs, Calif.
Following in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor and countless other film stars, who used the desert playground to escape the bright lights and media attention of show business, leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly found respite in Old Las Palmas.
The Los Angeles Times has confirmed that the A-list actor has purchased a Palm Springs estate formerly owned by big band-era-singer and television host Dinah Shore. The identity of the buyer had been shrouded in mystery because of a confidentiality agreement signed by the listing agent and the sellers. However, the fine sleuths at the Desert Sun, who first reported the sale, were able to link a DiCaprio-owned production company in West Hollywood to a trust representing the buyer.
DiCaprio paid $5.2 million for the home designed by famed midcentury architect Donald Wexler, who was commissioned by Shore in 1965. Steeped in Old Hollywood charm, the California modern boasts the classic open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and wood-paneled ceilings. Spanning 7,022 square feet, the layout has six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, a living room with a sunken bar and a sauna.
Outside, a long pool is centered between the main residence and a pool house, and enjoys sprawling mountain views. Also found on the 1.34-acre property is a lighted tennis court and a gym.
DiCaprio has staked claim to numerous luxury homes in the Los Angeles area, including a designer pad in the desired Bird Streets, and a Malibu compound that he sold last year for a whopping $17.35 million. He also has a private island locale in Belize.
The acclaimed actor, now 39, has stated that he is taking sometime off from acting following “The Wolf of Wall Street.” DiCaprio received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Jordan Belfort in the acclaimed film by director Martin Scorsese—one of five nominations the film received.
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