Looking for something a bit smaller than Robin Williams' 650-acre Sonoma estate or Dennis Quaid's 418-acre Montana ranch? Perhaps Suzanne Somers' 73-acre country estate will spark some interest.
The 66-year-old former "Three's Company" star has listed her 10,000-square-foot Palm Springs, Calif., home for $14.5 million, a steep price that nonetheless includes some very private luxuries. For starters, the home literally sits on top of a mountain within the gorgeous Mesa Canyon. To access it, one needs to either climb 75 steps — or climb into a private funicular
to travel to the top.
Additional amenities within the five-structure compound (modeled after a village in Provence, France, called L’oustau De Baumaniere) include an outdoor amphitheater, pool, spa, viewing decks, gardens, courtyards and hiking trails. The master house includes indoor and outdoor living and dining rooms, a two-room kitchen, a guest suite and a wine vault.
Somers actually first listed the estate back in 2008 for a shocking $35 million but has since either come to her senses or bowed to the power of market forces at $14.5 million. Still, from what I'm reading online, the listing is one of the more expensive in the area, and without driveway access, it may have a variety of issues working against it.
Still, you do get a very cool funicular to ride in...
Check out the full listing here.