Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach, set the standard for Hollywood’s charismatically debonair actors with roles in classic films throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Though most of his performances were timeless, with a few nabbing Grant Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, some critically acclaimed favorites were “Bringing up Baby” (1938), “An Affair to Remember” (1957), “North by Northwest” (1959), and “Charade” (1963). While Grant never managed to walk away with a trophy, he was awarded the coveted Honorary Award at the 42nd Academy Awards “for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting.”
When Grant wasn’t taking to the movie sets as his suave self, he retreated to a quiet, restored movie colony property in Palm Springs, CA. According to the listing information, Grant lived at the 1.54-acre estate for over 20 years, and rightfully so. The unique two-story, Spanish-inspired home is a historically designated site, built as a replica of a 19th-century Spanish farmhouse with original tiles and preserved details throughout. This one-of-a-kind piece of Palm Springs real estate hit the market at the end of February with an asking price of $2,995,000.
Grant’s former Palm Springs home is a walled and gated property that includes a master suite with fireplace, balconies, and built-in dressing room, 5 additional bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5 total fireplaces, a Wallace Neff-designed guest wing, studio, double-height living room, and a great room with 40-ft ceilings. The immaculately maintained grounds also include rolling lawns, courtyards, and a saline swimming pool.
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