Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs
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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs
The Palm Springs estate, built for onetime studio head Jack Warner, was a haven for film stars and artists.  (Angie Agostino / AgostinoCreative)
Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

Today the exterior and interior have a contemporary vibe.

 

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

The sleek kitchen features birch cabinets and a center island that can seat five.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

The nearly 5,300 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

A guest house contains two master suites and a wet bar. The nearly 5,300 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

Sliding glass doors and walls take in views of the San Joaquin Mountains, a fire pit area and the modernized swimming pool, flanked by lawn.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

The film mogul’s modern estate was infused with classical touches by L.A. designer and a onetime actor himself, Billy Haines. Maltese falcons, a nod to the Warner Bros. film, flanked the gates. Columns, Roman-style urns and Greek statues graced the grounds.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

The compound would become a retreat for Elvis Presley and surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Actress Marilyn Monroe visited to have photos taken of her lounging by the swimming pool.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

The asking price of the half-acre property is $3.495 million. The Hollywood history, priceless.

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Vintage SoCal | Studio head Jack Warner created his own oasis in Palm Springs

Warner Bros. President Jack Warner decided to create his dream house in the desert oasis in 1958, buying a piece of property in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Within two years, his Villa Aujourd’hui was completed.

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