Onetime Edith Head home in Palm Springs retains its classic good looks

A former home of famed Hollywood costume designer Edith Head has come on the market in Palm Springs for $849,000.

Found just outside the Movie Colony neighborhood, the updated 1950s Hacienda-style house is distinguished by its rustic Saltillo-tiled floors, beamed ceilings and an arched front entry.

Within the 2,200 square feet of space are open-area living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, a breakfast area and an office/bonus room. Large picture windows invite natural light, a fireplace with artistic tile adds a splash of color and wood-framed glass doors bring the outdoors inside.

The master suite has a tiled spa and a fireplace for a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Outdoors, privacy hedges and mountain views form the backdrop for a blue-tiled swimming pool with a spa and waterfall feature. A covered patio, citrus trees, fountains and drought-tolerant landscaping complete the setting.

The house previously changed hands five years ago for $570,000 and in 2007 for $500,000. In 1977, it sold for $58,000, records show.

Brian Beard of Keller Williams Luxury Homes holds the current listing.

Head, who died in 1981 at 83, designed costumes for such Hollywood stars as Ginger Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. She was nominated for the Academy Award for best costume design on 35 occasions, winning eight Oscars.

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