Onetime home of Frederick Loewe is listed in Palm Springs for $5.95 million

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A Palm Springs home once owned by Oscar-winning composer Frederick Loewe is on the market at $5.95 million.

The one-story, ranch-style house, built in 1956, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 4,369 square feet. It sits on a street-to-street knoll made up of four parcels totaling nearly 3 acres in the Little Tuscany neighborhood. There are terraced gardens, a tennis court, a swimming pool with spa and a putting green.

The home has glass walls, stone floors, a step-down living room and three fireplaces. The glass-enclosed dining room can seat 20. A large turntable in the master bedroom, still there from the time of Loewe's ownership, allows the bed and nightstand to be adjusted as the light changes to take in the views of the desert landscape or the cypress-lined gardens.

The composer, who died in 1988, paired with lyricist Alan J. Lerner on such hit musicals as "Brigadoon," "Paint Your Wagon," "My Fair Lady" and "Gigi." His desert property, where he composed "Camelot," was reportedly frequented by stars including Greta Garbo, Red Skelton and Burgess Meredith.

Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, has co-listed the property with John Nelson of Coldwell Banker, Palm Springs.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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