Suzanne Somers’ legendary Palm Springs hideaway is back on the market, ready for its next star-studded act.
Set in the scenic outskirts of Downtown Palm Springs, California, the property is a sprawling 28-acre compound with five distinct structures totaling 7,280 square feet — and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from the desert hideaway of an iconic TV darling.
The Palm Springs compound, which became synonymous with Suzanne Somers, was her sanctuary for over forty years.
Purchased in 1977, at the height of her Three’s Company fame, Somers and her husband Alan Hamel — a prominent TV host on Canadian shows like Razzle Dazzle, a children’s program in the early 1960s, and later on The Alan Hamel Show, a talk show that aired in the 1970s — turned this estate into more than just a home; it was their personal retreat away from the public eye, and she often spoke fondly of it.
The late actress, who passed away in October, sold the compound in May 2021, after initially listing it for $8.5 million.
The sale marked the end of an era for the couple, who had spent the better part of their 46-year marriage here, and heavily expanded the property during their ownership.
Inside Suzanne Somers’ former Palm Springs home
The compound consists of a main house and four guest villas.
Its European-inspired architecture blends seamlessly with the surrounding natural beauty — making it less surprising that the Step By Step actress decided to purchase it even before fully touring it, captivated by its charm during a ride up the romantic funicular, according to older interviews.
“As we rode up the romantic funicular, I said to Alan, ‘Let’s buy this’ and he said to me, ‘Could you please adopt a poker face so we don’t have to pay full price?’ I was not able to contain my excitement and we paid more than full price,” she once told PEOPLE Magazine.
Originally purchased by the famous couple in 1977, the compound — now close to a century old — sprawls across 28 acres and consists of five distinct structures totaling 7,280 square feet.
These include a European-inspired main house, four villas, and an Albert Frey-designed guest house. Its unique features — like the custom funicular that offers an open-air ascent to the residence — set it apart from other comparable properties.
The estate, which Somers expanded and personalized over the years, includes a lagoon-style pool, a natural rock amphitheater carved into a mountain on the grounds, just above the valley in Mesa Canyon, and a two-room chef’s kitchen complete with a hidden wine cellar.
And we’re struggling to decide what we love more: the beautiful outdoors or the inviting interiors.
All of these features, coupled with the serene hiking trails and the 150-light outdoor display, paint a picture of an idyllic retreat. One that its famous former residents thoroughly enjoyed throughout the years.
Back on the market for $8,950,000
After Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel sold the home in 2021, property records show that the new owners tried their hand on the market in early 2023, listing the former celebrity home for a hefty $12,900,000.
But the listing was quietly taken off the market a few months later, only to resurface now with a revamped price of $8,950,000. Compass’ Scott Lyle holds the listing.
With all the trademarks of a legendary celebrity estate, we’re looking forward to seeing who scoops it off the market.
As Lyle aptly puts it, “There is simply nothing like it! When you tour this incredible home with its amazing setting it’s easy to see why it has been such a loved home by its owner and their guests.”
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