Walt Disney’s ‘Technicolor Dream House’ in Palm Springs, California, Asks $1.1 Million

From Mansion Global

A Mid-Century Modern house built for Disney founder Walt Disney and his wife, Lilian, in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs, California, has come onto the market for $1.095 million. 

The home was built in 1962 as a retreat for the Disneys and it was owned by the family members until 2015, according to listing agent Michael Erives of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

Walt Disney, a pioneer in the animation and amusement park industries, died in 1966 at age 65. Lilian died in 1997 at age 98. 

“The home is known as Walt Disney Technicolor Dream House,” Mr. Erives said. “The color throughout the home is vibrant.”

The single-level house spans 2,443 square feet. The foyer and living room feature a red color theme, while the dining area has black and purple. Through the glass walls, a green lawn and blue pool can be viewed.

Also unique to this home is that it has four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, instead of three bedrooms, which is more common in the area, according to Mr. Erives, who listed the property with his colleague Darcey Deetz in mid-March.

The current owner, Brandon Riker, 32, said that he bought the property for $865,000 in 2017. He has installed solar panels and worked extensively on the backyard, including upgrading all the pool equipment.

Mr. Riker, who works in the finance industry, ran for lieutenant governor in Vermont in 2016. He spends most time on the east coast and only uses the Palm Springs house to recharge, he said. 

“I love the backyard with almost 360-degree mountain views you can enjoy all year long,” he said. “In the summer, there is a covered porch. In the winter, you can sit in the sun.”

The property, on a 0.25-are lot, is located close to a golf course, the Indian Canyon North Course, where a fountain is named after Disney, according to Mr. Erives. 

The Los Angeles Times first reported the listing.

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