The California desert has been a celebrity playground since the 1920s, when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, and a host of other notable names took up residence or established vacation getaways in the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Nearly 100 years later, the desert continues to offer the preeminent lifestyle for celebrities, dignitaries, and individuals of exceptional taste. The coveted La Quinta neighborhood of Traditions underscores the allure of desert prestige and gated privacy, and the exceptional residence at 52530 Del Gato Drive is the ultimate example of what makes this storied neighborhood so celebrated.

Every amenity for fine living and entertaining is showcased in this four-bedroom, 8,500-square-foot home, none more appreciated than its sought-after location overlooking The Lakes on Tradition’s seventh hole with a panorama of majestic mountains beyond.

Throughout this celebrity-owned property, a stately presence belies exceptional taste while affording comfortable gathering spaces. Authentic Mediterranean details set a striking tone throughout with walls of stone, exposed trusses, and six impressive fireplaces. The grand great room is rimmed in Spanish lanterns, offering a special detail to the heart of the home. An open chef’s kitchen  blends modern amenities including a huge island, custom cabinetry, and granite countertops, with rich details that honor the home’s architecture. The master bedroom is a sanctuary, with a sitting room, three dressing rooms, and a spa bath.

The property also offers a family room featuring a media wall with four TVs, a wine cellar, a game room, a craft room, a formal study, and a two-room guest casita.

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest is also showcased here, with walls of glass that disappear to extend the living space info the immense loggia. This area presents the ideal space for relaxing and entertaining, with a chef’s kitchen, TV, and scenic view onto the resort-style yard through a series of archways. The property is rounded out by a private putting green and a cold plunge pool.

52530 Del Gato Drive is offered for $4,995,000 by Patti Cerf of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage La Quinta.

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