A sprawling 28-acre property, featuring five structures, has hit the market with a price tag of $8.95 million, listed by Scott Lyle at Compass. Previously listed at $12.9 million between April and June 2023, this unique estate is a hidden treasure just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs.
With a history dating back nearly a century, the residence boasts seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms spread across a main house and four smaller villas, including one designed by Swiss architect Albert Frey. Described as a “hidden paradise” in the listing, the property offers 10 outdoor venues, such as a natural rock amphitheater, intimate walkways, large view terraces, and secret patios that enhance its “unsurpassed beauty.”
Nestled on a hillside adorned with exposed rock, the estate exudes both grandeur and warmth. Accessible via a custom funicular, the residence unveils panoramic views below. The amenities are diverse, including hiking trails, a lagoon-style pool, an outdoor living room, a 150-light outdoor display, and a two-room chef’s kitchen featuring a formal dining area and a discreet wine cellar.
Previously owned by the late Suzanne Somers and her husband, Alan Hamel, for over four decades, the property encapsulates cherished memories. Somers, renowned for her role in “Three’s Company,” passed away in October 2023 after a courageous 23-year battle with breast cancer. The house, intermittently on the market for years, holds a legacy spanning decades.
“We are looking for a different lifestyle at this point,” Somers mentioned in 2016. “After 40 years, I think we all get an itch to change.” Expressing a desire for a more modern dwelling, she envisioned downsizing with two or three bedrooms, spacious entertaining areas, and another amphitheater.
The listing promises the estate to be the perfect gathering place for enjoying ideal winter weather, declaring it “the home you never knew you always wanted.” The property stands as a testament to Somers’ legacy, offering a chance for a new owner to create their own chapter in this remarkable Palm Springs retreat.