Leonardo DiCaprio buys Dinah Shore’s onetime desert home [Photos]

If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million.

Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore, a big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer.

The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room. Including staff quarters, there are six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom also has a fireplace.

The property, which features a tennis court and swimming pool, previously changed hands two years ago for $4.9 million. News of the sale, which The Times has confirmed, was reported by the Desert Sun.


French-style home with views of the Pacific

DiCaprio, 39, was in contention for an Oscar for “The Wolf of Wall Street.” He also was nominated for Oscars for his work in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1994), “The Aviator” (2005) and “Blood Diamond” (2006). Among his other notable films are “Titanic” (1997), “Inception” (2010) and “J. Edgar” (2011).

Rita Kurtz of Surterre Properties was the listing agent. Paul Pedrazas of Windermere Real Estate represented DiCaprio.


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