Everybody’s favorite country star, and original Christmas caroler, had one of his residences hit the market late last month for $8.25 million. Autry, famously known for his Christmas hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “Up on the House-Top,” passed in 1998 and left behind the mansion that’s been dubbed “Rancho Autry,” according to the home’s listing agent. The property was built in the 1930s and has since been redesigned to maintain its history while adding eco-friendly touches.
The sprawling home boasts lavish living with no detail overlooked. The seven-bedroom and eight bathrooms that are found throughout the home include plenty of space, personalized touches to make each space unique, with pristine attention to detail. The hardwood flooring, intricately-designed ceilings, and French inspiration that can be found throughout the property make it one that’s unlike any other home in Palm Springs, California.
The kitchen includes floor-to-ceiling windows (seriously, just look at them) which bring in plenty of natural lighting. They also provide a view of the home’s exquisite backyard which includes lush greenery, a tennis court, and an area for outdoor entertaining. Granite countertops, new appliances, a long bar, and breakfast nook make the kitchen the ultimate entertainer’s paradise–could you imagine getting an invite to Gene Autry’s luxurious dinner parties?
Getting a glimpse of the master suite is what really makes not putting an offer on this home impossible. A personal fireplace and patio, built-in bookshelves, and stone accents throughout turns this room from typical to jaw-dropping. In the bathroom, a stand-alone bathtub which also provides plenty of seating is situated in the middle of the room while double French doors open up to a massive closet–and we’re not using that word lightly. The closet connects to a sprawling shower, and it might sound a bit odd, but we’re digging it. Just check out the photos from the listing here.
The home’s yard and landscaping sets it apart from anything else we’ve seen before. Combining bright and meticulously maintained greenery with sand and desert plants takes you from feeling like you’re in the suburbs to an exotic vacation resort. Fun statues can also be found scattered throughout the landscaping, while an outdoor kitchen, patio, pool, and jacuzzi invites you to soak up the California sun.
While there’s so much more we could talk about this listing, it’s a lot easier to just show you how extraordinarily Gene Autry lived. If you want to see the rest of this famous cowboy’s home, visit the listing right here on Homes.com. Otherwise, check out our How To section which provides free, step-by-step guides that will walk you through the entire buying, selling, renting, or home financing process.