Curbed.com’s Patrick Sisson takes a look at a six-bedroom home designed for late movie mogul and entertainment legend Jerry Weintraub in Palm Desert’s Bighorn Golf Club community and he writes that befitting Weintraub's run of hits, it's a blockbuster. Weintraub’s career spanned decades of music and movie trends; he was the producer of Ocean's 11, 12, and 13, Robert Altman's Nashville, and the Karate Kid series, as well as a concert business innovator who began as a manager for John Denver and later served as a tour manager for Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin.
Weintraub commissioned architect Guy Dreier to design a grandiose home overlooking the desert landscape and Tom Fazio-designed golf course at Bighorn Golf Club, 15 miles east of Palm Springs. The resulting 9,152-square-foot home sheathed in panther slate meant to recall the nearby granite mountains, features a series of dramatic overhangs, a cantilevered bedroom, and a living room that opens onto the large pool. In addition to great views of the Coachella valley, the elevated property includes an office, gym, steam room and a custom pub designed to resemble London's famous Claridge's Bar, nicknamed "Ocean's Bar," that includes a game table, onyx accents, a tin ceiling and six flat-screen televisions. An adjoining media room also includes theatre chairs and another half-dozen big screens.
Sisson notes that the home also boasts a handful of showy tech features that some future owner will clearly use in an attempt to exude some Danny Ocean-style suaveness, including a curved glass wall that opens onto the patio with the push of a button and glass walls in the master bedroom which also open automatically. Sisson concludes that considering Weintraub's legacy, it's perhaps surprising he didn't have an even more grandiose home, but it's also pretty likely that the Ocean’s Bar was the scene of some pretty epic storytelling sessions.
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