Palm Springs Compound With Ties to Cary Grant Up for Sale

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Cary Grant called this Palm Springs, California, compound “Villa Paradiso” for good reason.

He called it “Villa Paradiso,” and the pool house at this eight-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 15,000-square-foot compound in Palm Springs, was designed just for Cary Grant, who was just one of several old Hollywood royalty to vacation at the lush abode.

According to listing agent Marc Lange with Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, the nearly four-acre compound sits in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, and has everything — an amazing backstory, hundreds of trees, well-manicured grounds, and “the most commanding panoramic mountain views in the entire desert.”

“This masterpiece was built for a Chicago heiress in 1928,” Lange continued in the listing, “and has been lovingly restored while preserving its original Moorish architecture and integrity, including its 17-inch thick walls.”

Las Vegas mogul Charlie “Kewpie” Rich built the pool guest house for Grant, and it boasts two bedrooms, a fireplace, living room and small kitchen. Howard Hughes also spent time at Rich’s compound, as did Grant and his fourth wife, Dyan Cannon, and their daughter, Jennifer.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

The entire compound offers four separate residences with three kitchens, four living rooms and a four-car, climate-controlled garage.

The home is listed for $13 million, and has been on the market for a scant 17 days.