81345 Avenue 54, La Quinta, CA 92253

14 beds12.5 baths20,000 sqft Edit

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Sold: $7,000,000
Sold on 06/03/13
Zestimate®: $3,441,501
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(The above pricing for this property is a daily rate, as this property is available for short term rentals, events, weddings, corporate retreats, etc.) The former home of the late Merv Griffin, The Merv Griffin Estate is a 39 acre Equestrian property located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. Walled and gated for the utmost in privacy, the estate features numerous structures including the main house, four guest casitas, two guests houses, 15 stable barn and staff quarters. The expansive grounds include a 2.5-acre pond, infinity edge pool, spa, equestrian racetrack and multiple paddocks. The Main House is over 6,000 square feet and features a stunning Modern Moroccan inspired Great Room, ideally scaled for entertaining or hosting even the most lavish events! Large doors and windows line the southern wall, providing stunning views of the patios, pool, lake and mountains beyond. Extremely private! Pricing ($5,000) is daily rate. Property also available for events.  More Less 


  • Lot: 39.09 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1986
  • Views: 8,048 all time views
  • Last sold: Jun 2013 for $7,000,000
  • Last sale price/sqft: $350


  • Barbecue
  • Dock
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet, Concrete, Tile, Other
  • Furnished
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Parking: Garage - Detached
  • Pool
  • Sprinkler System
  • View: Mountain, Park, Territorial, Water

Additional Features

  • Appliances \ Bar Ice Maker
  • Appliances \ Central Vacuum
  • Appliances \ Ice Maker-StandAlone
  • Appliances \ Water Filter
  • Appliances \ Water Purifier
  • Assoc Amenities \ Other
  • Association \ California Desert Association of REALTORS
  • Building Style \ Other
  • Casita\Guesthouse \ Detached
  • Fencing \ Block Wall
  • Fencing \ Stucco Wall
  • Fireplace Features \ Other
  • Fireplace Fuel \ Other
  • Fireplace Location \ Other
  • Floor Covering: Terrazzo
  • Garage \ Yes
  • Interior Features \ High Ceilings
  • LeaseTermTimeSpan \ Daily
  • LeaseTermTimeSpan \ Long Term
  • LeaseTermTimeSpan \ Negotiable
  • LeaseTermTimeSpan \ Seasonal
  • LeaseTermTimeSpan \ Weekly
  • Other Prop Features \ Custom Built
  • Other Prop Features \ Koi Pond
  • Other Prop Features \ Service Entrance
  • Other Structures \ Accessory Bldgs
  • Other Structures \ Cabana
  • Other Structures \ Corral(s)
  • Other Structures \ Gazebo
  • Pets Allowed \ Yes
  • Rent Includes \ Association Dues
  • Rent Includes \ Gardener
  • Rent Includes \ Other
  • Residence Descrip. \ One Level
  • Sewer \ Other
  • Sprinklers Desc. \ Drip System
  • Sprinklers Desc. \ Sprinkler Timer
  • Sprinklers \ Yes
  • Subdiv\Trac Code \ Not Applicable-313
  • View Type \ Desert View
  • View Type \ Lake Front View
  • View Type \ Lake View
  • View Type \ Orchard\Grove View
  • View Type \ Panoramic View
  • View Type \ Pond View
  • View Type \ Trees\Woods View
  • View Type: Yes
  • Will Consider Sale \ Yes
  • Year Built Source \ Other

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash compactor
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Laundry room


  • Structure type: Other


  • Floor size: 20,000 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Laundry: In Unit, Shared
  • Zillow Home ID: 2132902548

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Neighborhood: 92253

Zillow predicts 92253 home values will increase 9.9% next year, compared to a 10% increase for La Quinta as a whole. Among 92253 homes, this home is valued 789% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 75.9% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 92253, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 6.3% less than in La Quinta, and 1% lower than the national average. This lower local number could help 92253 home values rise more quickly than other regions in La Quinta.
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