Just the mere mention of Bing Crosby and Palm Springs dazzles the imagination and delights the senses. Inspiring images and visions of the golden era's most celebrated celebrities come to mind. Larger-than-life personalities like Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and others often stayed and played in Palm Springs during those magical years. Even today the exclusive resort is aptly named "Playground of the Presidents."
Crosby's former residence sits on more than an acre of prime land in the exclusive Thunderbird Heights community. The house is adorned with an abundance of Hollywood nostalgia, charm and memorabilia. And if walls could talk... Legend has it that this is where President John F. Kennedy had his fling with Marilyn Monroe back in 1962. As such, the appropriately-named Kennedy Suite is graced with pictures of the young president with Marilyn Monroe, adding even more flare to their legendary affair.
Now, imagine yourself relaxing by the breathtaking swimming pool under the glistening sun, where famous singer and actor Bing Crosby once entertained and frolicked with other notable Hollywood stars and celebrities. The stunning five-bedroom residence features accents from Asian influences, from the foyer's 10-foot majestic front door to the mid-century Hollywood film posters in the state-of-the-art studio screening room, and much more.
Valery Neuman, the listing agent for the property stated, "The former Bing Crosby estate is one of the most exciting and prized properties in the Palm Springs valley."
The impressive mid-century single story home features an incredible ultra-deluxe spacious master retreat with an elegant fireplace and relaxing spa. The additional four bedrooms are intricately designed to reflect Crosby's posh and pampered lifestyle. The two-bedroom Kennedy suite features a separate full-size kitchen, living area and private entrance.
Much of this home opens up directly to an exquisite outdoor swimming pool and spa with adjacent fireplaces and a custom-designed putting green. The picturesque hillside serves as a gorgeous backdrop, and the neatly manicured grounds offer spectacular views of the city lights. Interiors by Dena of Newport Beach, meticulously designed the interior with luxurious modern-day accents for entertaining high society's most discriminating guests.
Elite vacationers who have rented this estate marveled at what they described as the ultimate resort getaway.
Bing Crosby was the most successful recording artist of all time, with 38 Number One hits and Bing's "White Christmas" is the most popular recording in history. Crosby was also an Academy Award-winning movie star, and the only actor to rank as the Number One box-office draw five different years. With well over a billion tickets sold to his movies, Crosby is ranked as the third most popular film actor of all time, behind Clark Gable and John Wayne. During his long career, Crosby had contracts with Viacom's Paramount Pictures, CBS and Disney's ABC.
You can now indulge yourself with this one-of-a-kind extraordinary historic home. Write your own holiday chapter this season as the new owner of this ultimate White Christmas gift.
by: Courtney Knapp - Dec 6, 2010
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Valery Neuman - Broker Associate
Windermere Real Estate
Permission is granted for the Press to use photos of the Crosby Estate (from this photo site) by giving photo credit to: Mark Knass
Interiors designed by:
Interiors by Dena of Newport Beach (949)202-6482