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Las Palomas – Cary Grant Estate, Palm Springs

Las Palomas – Cary Grant Estate, Palm Springs

Originally built in 1927 by the commission of Palm Springs' very first pharmacist, Dr. Jacob John Kocher, the magnificent Andalusian-style "Las Palomas" (Spanish for "The Doves") was Cary Grant's desert home for nearly two decades (1954-72). During his ownership, the legendary actor made it a gathering spot for celebrities and the Old Hollywood elite, including, among others, Alfred Hitchcock, Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, and Sophia Loren. A lifelong supporter of the US armed forces, Grant also made it a practice of hosting events for the troops stationed at the nearby 29 Palms – the largest Marine Corps base.

Successfully restored in 2009, the 6,000-sq-f house features such details as thick whitewashed walls, hand-painted tile, custom cabinetry, and wood-burning fireplaces. Sadly, not much of the ultra-private abode can be seen from the street, but the estate's mailbox, designed as a miniature replica of "Las Palomas", is still there!

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Sight Name: Las Palomas – Cary Grant Estate
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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