‘Ross the Intern’ snaps up a slick new hideaway in Palm Springs


Exuberant television personality Ross Mathews, known for his appearances as “Ross the Intern” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” has bought a home in the Palm Springs area for $570,000.

The Jim Cioffi-designed home, built in 2011, pays homage to mid-century modern style with a sloping butterfly roof, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and a lime green front door.

Inside, open and airy common rooms feature polished concrete floors, modern fixtures and vaulted ceilings. A formal living room with a centerpiece wall fireplace and a dining area bookend a chef’s kitchen with a wide center island.


Each of the two bedroom suites has sliding glass doors that open to a private patio area. A tiled bath and soaking tub highlight the master bedroom.

Outdoors, a concrete patio surrounds a saltwater swimming pool and spa. Museum palo verde trees and other desert landscaping complete the grounds.

The house came up for sale in April for $624,999 and was more recently priced at $574,900, records show. It previously changed hands three years ago for about $425,000.

Leonardo Montenegro of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Arleen Cohen-Bianchi of Keller Williams Realty represented the buyer.

Mathews, 37, started on the “The Tonight Show” in 2006 and has appeared on “Chelsea Lately” as well as “Hollywood Today Live” as a guest host. He had a recurring guest role on the television soap “Days of Our Lives” from 2004 to 2011.


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