After nearly seven months on the market, a Palm Springs home that once served as a desert retreat for Walt Disney has found a new owner, as the Orange County Register reports.
Property records show that the sale closed Friday. The final sale price of $865,000 was just under $35,000 below its initial asking price of $899,000.
The 2,443-square-foot residence was constructed in 1962 for Disney and his wife, Lillian. It was the second property that Disney owned in Palm Springs (he sold the first place to help fund construction of Disneyland).
Though Disney died just four years after the home was constructed, it seems to have held a special place in his heart; in interviews, he referred to it as his “laughing place.”
According to the listing, the ranch house remained in the Disney family until 2015, when it sold for $650,000. Following that sale, the house has received a makeover playing up its association with the animator. New features include a bright color scheme and various Disney quotes speckled across the walls and closets.
Other highlights include a gas fireplace in the family room, sliding glass doors, a two-car garage, and a backyard pool and spa. The home sits on a quarter-acre lot next to the second fairway at Indian Canyons North Golf Course.
- Walt Disney’s Palm Springs home sells for $865,000 [OC Register]
- Walt Disney’s desert retreat asks $899K [Curbed LA]