Oh, how appropriate, it's It's a Wonderful Life season and director Frank Capra's old house in La Quinta has just hit the market (Although we're not quite sure we'd exactly agree with the listing that "the home exemplifies his famous film, It's a wonderful life."). And not exactly what we'd expect from Capra, it's a 1960 modern by the excellent A. Quincy Jones. Realtor.com says that Capra moved to the house "shortly after retiring in 1961 from a film-making career that included a total of six Oscars and 13 nominations." (Capra also directed It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace...) It sits on the tenth hole of the La Quinta Country Club and comes with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a sunken wetbar, a dining room, a patio and yard, and a pool and spa. We also must point out that the TV in the listing is playing Breakfast at Tiffany's (directed by Blake Edwards), which frankly seems churlish. Asking price is $1.575 million with monthly HOA dues of $185.
· "It's A Wonderful Life" Director Frank Capra's Former Home For Sale [Realtor.com]
· 49280 Avenida Fernando [Realtor.com]