A onetime home of famed Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, located just outside Palm Springs' Movie Colony neighborhood, has come on the market for $849,000. Head, who died in 1981 at 83, designed costumes for such Hollywood stars as Ginger Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. She was nominated for the Academy Award for best costume design on 35 occasions, winning eight Oscars.
The updated 1950s Hacienda-style house is distinguished by its rustic Saltillo-tiled floors, beamed ceilings, arched front entry, open-area living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, a breakfast area and an office/bonus room. Large picture windows invite natural light, a fireplace with artistic tile adds a splash of color and wood-framed glass doors bring the outdoors inside. The 2,200 square foot home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Outdoors, privacy hedges and mountain views form the backdrop for a blue-tiled swimming pool with a spa and waterfall feature. A covered patio, citrus trees, fountains and drought-tolerant landscaping complete the setting.
The house previously changed hands five years ago for $570,000 and in 2007 for $500,000. In 1977, it sold for $58,000, records show.
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