Liberace House, Palm Springs

Liberace House, Palm Springs

Although throughout his lifetime flamboyant pianist, Władziu Valentino Liberace, (the Grammy winner and possibly the music world's ultimate showman) had owned four Palm Springs homes, this beautiful Mediterranean estate at the intersection of Alejo and Belardo roads is most widely known for representing his particularly eclectic vision.

After the acquisition, Liberace turned this former boutique hotel with five bedrooms into a set of thematic units. Prime among them was the Valentino bedroom, featuring a sleigh bed and other furnishings, all originally from Valentino's home "Falcon's Lair", purchased at an auction. There was also the perky Safari Room with a tiger painting, a lion tapestry, and a life-size horse sculpture; and a Persian tent room by the side of the pool. Outside the rooms, Liberace spent daily some time praying in his onsite shrine dedicated to St. Anthony. The musician reportedly passed away here in February 1987.

While the property has now lost some of its dazzles brought in by Liberace, the presence of several L's strategically placed throughout the exterior – including spots like the garden fencing, doors of the garage (where the pianist reportedly took to living at one point), and mosaic tiles in cement in front of the side door – remove any doubt as to the owner's identity.

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Sight Name: Liberace House
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA (See walking tours in Palm Springs)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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