The Palm Springs “tennis estate” once owned by the late singer/TV personality Dinah Shore is on the market for $5,995,000. But, for anyone who knows anything about Dinah, putting the sport “tennis” next to Shore’s name — even if it is just real estate marketing for the property — is a bit odd since her name was synonymous with golf.

Shore helped start one of LPGA’s major tournaments in the Palm Springs area, the Dinah Shore golf tournament (now known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship), she became the first female member of the tony  Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, and was made an honorary member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1994. Golf was her thing, but we’re sure she picked up a racket, too.

Shore made her second home in Palm Springs and hired architect Donald Wexler who designed her a modern mid-century style estate in 1963. Shore’s home certainly fits the Palm Springs style — wide-open interior spaces with sleek lines and windows all around that open to views of the outdoors with the always-present blue sky, mountains and palm trees. The home offers 7,022 sq ft of living space and has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and occupies 1.3 acres of land.

According to the Courier Post, the home is owned by David Lee, a director, producer and screenwriter (“Frasier,” “Cheers”) who bought the home in 2002 and spent two years renovating it.

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  • Rob Dyrdek

    Wow, I feel really special to always seem to be the first one to comment on here!!=) Making Moves!!! im on my skateboard ridin swiiieetchh making moves im on my laptop makin mooooeevess im in a indoor port a potty makin moves im in the gym just gettin buffffff maakiing moves Im on a big old ramp in a purple shark outfit jus flyin high making movooves

  • Owner Finance Austin

    Lovely house… but why did they put the wood floors on the roof?

  • Realtor Agent

    I love that space seems to be the focal point in the architecture. The fact that it’s near a mountain probably means colder weather, and playing tennis with that backdrop gives the house more character.

  • Steven Lunetta

    This is truley a wonderful home.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    I love all the windows and the views of Palm Springs. It is a great place with the desert feel but not too far from the coast or north into the mountains to ski. Vegas is close too.

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