I was invited to preview the Charles Farrell Estate in the Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs earlier this month. The house is a part of a community of a handful of former celebrity homes - think Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Lucille Ball. Being able to walk through the same rooms that the 20s silent film star, Charles Farrell, and his wife slept in and taking in all the history of the house definitely was the highlight of my week.
The Charles Farrell estate has a lot of history since the home was built in the 1930s. Charles Farrell became the mayor of Palm Springs in the 50s and his home hosted many famous celebrities of the time. So I know this sounds really cliche, but very appropriate - "If only these walls could talk." The gossip that was shared, the memories made, and romantic connections that most likely went on during one of the many parties at the estate.
The entire estate sits on an acre of land and consists of the main house, a guest house, and a two-bedroom casita - 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 7 fireplaces! You can easily get lost on the property. However, the extra room definitely comes in handy when having large parties and inviting many friends over to spend the night.
Images: Marcia Prentice