Walt Disney’s Former Vacation Home in Palm Springs Up For Sale
When it comes to this property, there may be no better home fit for a family. After all, it was made for a man whose cartoon creations have captivated children for decades.
Like Steve McQueen and much of the Hollywood elite in the ’50s and ’60s, Walt Disney found an escape outside of Hollywood at his his home in Palm Springs. Just a two-hour drive from Hollywood, the balmy weather and serene nature made this desert destination an optimal getaway. Now, Disney’s vacation house, in that prime setting, is for sale.
The four-bedroom, four-bath home has all the hallmarks of mid-century design, and like most modernist homes, the design placed an emphasis on outdoor space and recreation. The spacious backyard includes a pool and jacuzzi, while providing obstructed views to the Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Understandably so, Walt and his wife Lillian spent much of their time in this 2,443-square-foot home during their twilight years.
Built in 1962, the home was erected around the time the producer’s notable television program, Walt Disney Presents, transitioned from black-and-white to color, changing its name to Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. It’s not surprising, then, that the Palm Springs home is adorned with vibrant colors furnished with an Art Deco flair, beginning with the red double-entry doors.
Buyers of this Palm Springs home will find iconic Disney sayings scattered throughout the premises, a constant reminder that they’re living in the former home of someone who continues to bring joy to the world. Listed for $899,000, more information on the property can be found here.