The word out in Palm Springs is that Leonardo DiCaprio has just picked up a desert house with one of the finest PS pedigrees available: it was built in 1964 for singer/actress Dinah Shore, founder of the area's LPGA championship and namesake of the yearly long weekend of lesbian debauchery (The Dinah), and designed by prolific PS architect Donald Wexler. The OC couple that owns the house listed it for sale just a few weeks ago, asking $5.495 million; it comes with six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms in a 7,022-square-foot main house and pool/guesthouse, a pool, and a tennis court with its own glassy pavilion, all on 1.34 acres of land. (The water necessary to make that lawn that lush could probably keep the Central Valley going for a few weeks.) The interiors have seen "[e]xtensive renovations," as you can see in the telltale kitchen and bathrooms. The house just sold a couple days ago for $5.23 million; the Desert Sun (via Real Estalker) hears that the sellers had to sign confidentiality agreements and that the buyer is an LLC tied to DiCaprio's production company. The actor just sold his Malibu beach house a couple months ago.
· Dinah Shore home in Palm Springs sold for $5.2 million [Desert Sun]