Palm Springs home once owned by ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ director seeks $6 million

 

A Spanish-style estate after home to the famous movie director Howard Hawks is for sale in Palm Springs for $5.995 million.

Dubbed “Casa de Plata,” the so-identified as “House of Silver,” courting to 1949, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,200 square toes of dwelling area.

Tall palms, artificial turf and a water aspect welcome company to the walled and gated estate. It sits on approximately two-thirds of an acre in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

Records clearly show it last traded hands in 2010 for $2.1 million.

“This form of amazing estate is seldom available in the location,” claimed Scott Histed, luxe director at Bennion Deville Properties and the listing agent. “It is great for internet hosting lavish functions and however the nicely-crafted house nonetheless feels homey.”

Double-entry doorways open onto a roomy excellent room with high wood-beamed ceilings, glass walls, and star and cross-formed Saltillo flooring that operates within and out. The excellent place accommodates numerous seating areas, such as a single huddled about a hearth with a chandelier over.

A doorway opens into the massive connoisseur kitchen area featuring a stroll-in equipment pantry, a peninsula island with seating, and a breakfast space that connects to the family home.

The key suite features a significant rest room with an open up shower and a independent steam sauna in period tile. Like all of the bed room suites in the house, it capabilities a substantial closet, an adobe-type hearth and immediate out of doors obtain.

Approximately each individual home delivers sights of the back garden and the San Jacinto Mountains.

In the vacation resort-style yard, a massive pool, spa and casita — full with a kitchen area and bathroom — consider center phase. An hooked up two-car garage completes the offerings of this historic house.

Scott Histed of Bennion Deville Homes retains the listing.

Hawks, who died in 1977 at 81, was a celebrated filmmaker whose vocation commenced in the silent period. Though he in no way received an Oscar for a specific do the job, he acquired an Honorary Academy Award as “a master American filmmaker whose artistic initiatives hold a distinguished spot in entire world cinema” in 1975.

Jon C. Hopwood of the Web Motion picture Databases called Hawks “unique and uniquely fashionable in that, regardless of enduring his vocation peak in an period dominated by studios and the producer method in which most administrators had been simply hired arms brought in to shoot a photo, he also served as a producer and designed the scripts for his movies.”

Increase in his eye for expertise.

Hawks gave Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Cliff and James Caan their 1st major split. He turned John Wayne into a superstar with some of his most effective roles, beginning with “Red River” in 1948, Hopwood wrote.

There are way too numerous flicks to record here. Nonetheless, his credits include things like “Bringing Up Newborn,” “His Female Friday,” “Sergeant York” (for which he been given a Best Director Oscar nod), “To Have and Have Not,” “The Significant Snooze,” “Monkey Business enterprise,” “Gentlemen Favor Blondes” and “Rio Bravo.”