A Palm Springs home originally owned by actor Tony Curtis and his first wife, Janet Leigh, is for sale at $1,295,000.
Built by designer and developer Roy Fey in 1960, the gated 3,204-square-foot house sits on about a third of an acre in the Movie Colony, a neighborhood named for the stars and directors who owned property there. The post-and-beam single-story has five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, tongue-and-groove ceilings, travertine floors and expansive windows revealing mountain views. There is a detached guesthouse.
A ficus tree border provides privacy in the backyard, which has a swimming pool with spa.
Once known as "Camp Curtis," the estate has been used in recent years as an income property. It most recently changed hands in 2003, selling for $1.16 million, according to public records.
Curtis, 84, whose charming looks and signature ducktail hairstyle helped make him a screen idol, has worked in film and television as a comedic and dramatic actor for six decades. Among his memorable roles, he starred in "Some Like It Hot" (1959) with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon. He appeared last year in the film "David & Fatima."
Leigh, who died in 2004, also worked in film and television and was featured in a number of MGM movies starting with "The Romance of Rosy Ridge" (1947). She starred in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Psycho" in 1960.
They were divorced in 1962.
The listing agent is Marc Lange, Capitis Real Estate, Palm Springs.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times