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Desert Sun business and real estate reporter, Amy DiPierro, and Desert Sun arts reporter, Bruce Fessier, recently reported that Suzanne Somers and her manager and husband, Alan Hamel, are re-listing their Palm Springs Mesa neighborhood home for $9.5 million and are selling 479 acres in the Snow Creek area of north Palm Springs to the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission for $2.75 million.
The Coachella Valley Conservation Commission is the public agency responsible for implementing the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, which aims to conserve ecological diversity within a 1.1 million-acre portion of Riverside County. The Hamels' Snow Creek property includes a sand dune ecosystem and has ecological importance as a watershed and as a habitat for species like the fringe-toed lizard and the Palm Springs pocket mouse.
The couple have owned the 7,200 square feet Mesa neighborhood home, with 7 bedrooms spread across 5 buildings on a 72 acre parcel, since the 1970s. The property, which the couple has owned since the 1970s, covers 7,200 square feet in 5 separate buildings and includes seven bedrooms, a 2,000+ bottle wine cellar, a 32-seat dining room, a 50-seat outdoor amphitheater, a pool house and The Rock House, a two-bedroom building designed by architect Albert Frey with a fireplace and rock shower. Somers and Hamel first listed the home, which is accessible by funicular tram, golf cart or hiking trail, about nine years ago for $27.5 million. The property was listed in an online auction last year with an asking price of $14.5 million, but the couple later canceled it. With this latest listing, the couple have reduced the price of their home from $14.5 million to $9.5 million. Somers and Hamel have already found new living quarters in Palm Springs, purchasing a four-bedroom house in Palm Springs’ Southridge neighborhood, near Bob Hope's old house, for $2.35 million in January.
MLS# 19432068PS| Listed at $9.5 million | Listing courtesy of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
To read Amy DiPiero and Brice Fessier’s original article and view the accompanying photos, please visit: https://www.desertsun.com/picture-gallery/money/real-estate/2019/03/18/suzanne-somers-lists-hillside-home-palm-springs-9-5-million/3203964002/