Peek Inside Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Former Palm Springs Estate
Trade Palm Springs Luxe for Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Hidden Desert Home
Legendary socialite and Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor’s former Palm Springs estate is on the market. Hungarian born Zsa Zsa Gabor was an icon of European luxe and glamour, and to many, Gabor was equally well known for her film and television roles (Gilligan’s Island, The Love Boat, Batman…) and her extravagant personal life.
Gabor was married nine times during her life, most recently to Prince Frederick von Anhalt who was 30 years her junior. As Gabor filled her lifetime with husbands and suitors, she once proudly proclaimed, “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.” And one of the houses kept by this flirtatious and bubbly persona was a desert mid-century modern home in Riverside County. Read on to see how Zsa Zsa Gabor lived in her Palm Springs estate, which can all be yours today.
Bask in the Picturesque Landscape Surrounding Zsa Zsa’s Desert Home
Sited in the ever-winding Cahuilla Hills landscape, you’ll find Zsa Zsa Gabor’s definitive desert mid-century modern home in the mid-1960s. Occupying more than a third of an acre in the remote Cahuilla Hills, this 2-bedroom home blends seamlessly with its stunning mountain backdrop.
Built in 1958, the nearly 1,800-square-foot main house exemplifies mid-century architecture with its long, linear frame. Before you enter Zsa Zsa Gabor’s striking home, admire the relationship between structure and site.
The home design reflects the identity, climate, and setting of the greater Cahuilla Hills and the immediate area surrounding the site. The home’s exterior palette of materials works to augment, not detract from, the desert hillside and mountain terrain. With views in every direction, this home is stunning – a perfect place for its striking celebrity owner.
Live Like a Hollywood Style Icon in Palm Springs
Enter Zsa Zsa Gabor’s beautiful mid-century modern home and get a sense of how this Hollywood icon once lived. The home is understated and elegant; the simplicity of form and walls of floor-to-ceiling glass allow the natural landscape to emerge as the home’s focal point.
In each room, admire the home’s mid-century exposed beams that add to the home’s raw, desert feel. Throughout the home, flagstone tiled floors continue to blur the line between the home and its arid landscape setting.
The home’s living areas are remarkably simple for a woman of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s ostentatious color. In the main house, you’ll find a minimal living room, a modern kitchen, and a lone bedroom. Next to the concrete and glass home, you’ll see a detached casita with a kitchenette and the second bedroom. The casita is the perfect site for an artist’s studio or a guest house for additional visitors.
Call This Celebrity Mid-Century Modern House Home
With Zsa Zsa Gabor’s recent passing in December of 2016, her mid-century desert home quickly gained notice for its timely market listing.
Whether you’re eager to learn more about this star socialite through living in a home she once owned, or you’re just hoping to find a hillside getaway proximal to Palm Springs, the celebrity history makes this home undeniably alluring. Just shy of $1 million price tag, the home’s $969,000 asking price seems reasonable for a desert home with ties to a Hollywood legend.