Friday, August 7, 2009

Celebrity Home of the Week: Camp Curtis

This week's other homes were so unremarkable (except maybe Kate Hudson's digs), we won't even bother to compare them to this one. Instead, we'll just declare Tony Curtis and the late Janet Leigh's former home our Celebrity Home of the Week (CHOW). What can we say? It's one of our all-time favorite types of homes: mid-century modern. And it's in the middle of one of our favorite mid-century havens: Palm Springs, California.

According to the L.A. Times, the 3204 s.f. home known as "Camp Curtis" is for sale for nearly $1.3 million. Built in 1960, it has five bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), a swimming pool, mountain views, and a separate guesthouse. For you youngsters, Curtis is a legendary film star, appearing in classic films like "Some Like It Hot" and "The Defiant Ones." Leigh, who died in 2004, is best known for her award-winning role in the Hitchcock film, "Psycho." Curtis and Leigh divorced in 1962. They are the parents of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis.
So there you have it! CHOW & CIAO for now!


  1. That looks so old glamour Hollywood!

  2. Love this style of home for California. It totally works. Also, the price tag is not bad at all.


  3. Thanks. It's actually modest at 3200 sq ft. As much as I've heard about Palm Springs, I guess I need to visit to understand the appeal and to see so many amazing houses.

  4. Thanks Fifi and Cristin. We agree!

    Hi Terry, You're right. It is a modest 3,200sf. We think most of the mid-century houses are like that there. We like that it's livable without being overwhelming. After seeing some of the mega-mansions today, we really long for glamour being based on something other than square footage and granite countertops.


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