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Palm Desert retreat of late mega-producer Jerry Weintraub sees action

Palm Desert retreat of late mega-producer Jerry Weintraub sees action
The contemporary-style house at the Bighorn Country Club in Palm Desert was designed by Guy Drier for Jerry Weintraub and built in 2004. It's listed as pending with contingencies for $6.9 million. (The Agency)

The onetime Palm Desert home of late Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub returned to market last week for $6.9 million and in three days had an offer in hand.

The striking contemporary-style home, which was designed and built for the mega-producer, was first offered three years ago for $16 million. More recently, it was listed at $9 million, records show.

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A work of architect Guy Dreier, the single-story house combines bold geometric shapes and natural finishes to striking effect. At the heart of the home is a massive common area divided by a floating fireplace feature. Pocketing walls of glass capitalize on the warm-weather climate of the Coachella Valley while opening the space to mountain and golf course views.

Also within more than 9,150 square feet of living space is a center-island chef’s kitchen, a home theater, five bedrooms and a gym. A custom-built bar room was designed to evoke the pub at the historic Claridge’s hotel in London.

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The house sits on about 1.5 acres in the Bighorn Country Club community and has two infinity-edge swimming pools and two spas. A motor court and drive-through garage also lie on the property.

Weintraub, who died in 2015 at 77, started his show business career as a talent agent, overseeing the tours of artists such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. His credits as a producer include the “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchises.

Richard Bartholomew and David Finley of the Agency hold the listing.

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