Inside Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Retreat


This story first appeared in the March 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

To get inside Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel's Palm Springs house, there are three options: One can take a funicular, ride a golf cart or trek up its 75 stairs.

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The couple purchased a 4-acre Mesa Canyon property in 1977 and gradually have acquired neighboring land. Now it's a 73-acre compound featuring a natural waterfall, hiking trails and an amphitheater carved into rock that holds 50.

The 10-bedroom estate also includes a wine cellar, pool and guesthouse built by revered midcentury architect Albert Frey, with the 1920 main house built in the Provincial style.

A total of five structures offer 11,000 square feet of living space and connect via rock terraces and gardens. The property is listed at $14.5 million.

Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International has the listing.

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