TopTenRealEstateDeals – Leonardo DiCaprio just purchased the contemporary home designed and built for entertainer Dinah Shore in 1964 in Palm Springs. Since finishing Wolf of Wall Street and now that the Academy Awards are over, Dicaprio said he intends to take a long break. He purchased the tennis estate for $5.495 million.
When we hear Dinah Shore’s name, an old ad jingle always seems to come to mind. “See the USA in your Chevrolet, America is Asking You to Come” Dinah’s 1950/60’s Chevy jingle and her 44 million TV viewers most likely paid for the home that DiCaprio can now call his own. Leonardo just bought the stylish Palm Springs home that was designed by Palm Springs architect, Donald Wexler, and built for Dinah in 1964.
The home is timeless desert architecture with clean lines and glass walls opening out to the private walled grounds. The sellers had undertaken extensive renovations, bringing in modern upgrades while respecting the fine bones of the design. Inside the enclosed, gated 1.34 acre compound are the 7,000-square-foot main house with six bedrooms and eight baths, pool, spa and guest house. There is also a tennis court with glass pavilion.
DiCaprio recently sold his Malibu beach house for $17 million and also finished his latest film, â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€ last year. His new Palm Springs vacation home will be a fine place to unwind until his next film. Of course if he gets bored with Palm Springs he can always try out one of his New York homes, his other Malibu home or his main home in Los Angeles for a change of scene.