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Once-neglected Palm Springs hacienda by Wallace Neff is now a knockout

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Asking price for the refurbished 1930s estate is $3.2M

Berkshire Hathaway

In June, we made the acquaintance of Palm Springs’ Bourne Estate, a once-grand hacienda designed by Wallace Neff in 1933 for Singer sewing machine heir Arthur Bourne. At that time, the 9,318-square-foot residence was in such a shabby state, locals had taken to referring to it as “Grey Gardens.”

But, even after decades of neglect, the home’s first-rate design and craftsmanship were still readily apparent, so we have been following its ongoing restoration with high hopes. Last week, the Bourne Estate returned to market, and we’re delighted to report those hopes have been met—it looks fantastic.

Along with the 10-bedroom, 11-bath main house, the gated 1.38-acre property contains, per the listing, a pool, spa, guest house, workshop, fruit orchard, and space to park 20 cars.

Asking price for the newly polished property is $3.2 million.