Way back in the Dark Ages, in January of 2008, Your Mama discussed a property called Les Baux de Palm Springs, the lavishly quirky Coachella Valley compound of Suzanne Somers and her huzband Alan Hamel. Back then the asking price for the 73 acre property with a total of 10 bedrooms, 11 terlits and one damn funicular was a sphincter tightening $35,000,000.
Since then, Miz Somers and Mister Hamel have not only allowed the property to be featured on a recent episode of comedienne Kathy Griffin's reality program Life On The D List, they've sliced, diced, cleaved and clipped the asking price all the way down to $12,900,000. That's right kids, $12,900,000. A few flicks of the well worn beads on our bejeweled abacus reveals that to be a stupefying 61% reduction.
Many have argued that the nonpareil property was not worth thirty-five million clams in the first place and some will bicker about whether it's worth $12,900,000 now. Whatever it's worth, to the children or whomever ends up buying the pseudo-Franco spread, it's definitely worth another look because no matter what one thinks of the countless number of zebra rugs, the insanely large and undeniably dangerous pot rack that hovers above the breakfast table or the 3 million year old polished fossil stone sink in one of the powder poopers, it's truly a tour de force of architectural siting and an extravagant and elegantly rustic example of an intensely personal if somewhat campy and dee-lishusly hyperbolic interior day-core.