A Monterey, California-style home once owned by the late Academy Award winner Donna Reed is on the market for $4.175 million in Palm Springs.
Located on 4/4 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, it consists of a main house and a separate guest house, with a total of 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 4,341 square feet of living space. Designed by architect Charles O. Matcham, the mansion dates back to his 1934.
Reed, who died of pancreatic cancer in 1986 at the age of 64, was not the original owner. Palm Springs Life She reported in 2007 that she owned the house from 1966 to 1970.
The current owner has made many improvements since taking possession of the property, according to the listing agent. Records show that the last time he was sold was in 2008 for $2.75 million.
Highlights of the main house include a kitchen with walk-in pantry and separate butcher block island. There is a sunroom to use.
The living room has a fireplace and views of the front and backyard.
A staircase with wooden railings leads up to the second floor to the main suite. Fireplaces, balconies, spa-like bathrooms, and custom double vanities.
Outdoors, there is a backyard pool and shaded lounge area. Barbecue areas with bar seating, orchards and lush gardens are provided.
Bill Coveney of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California maintains the list.
Reed has had many memorable roles in film and television. She starred opposite James Stewart as George Bailey’s wife in Frank Capra’s fantasy vacation film It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), and played a prostitute in the romantic war drama From Here to Eternity. won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (1953).
Her role as the quintessential housewife in the hit “The Donna Reed Show” earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress every year from 1959 to 1962.
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