Doris Day’s Whimsical Carmel Valley Estate Lists For the First Time Ever
As radiant and charming as its late owner, Doris Day’s longtime Carmel Valley home gives a peek into how the beloved actress and singer liked to live. Each structure on the 8.62-acre estate has a colorful presence and is graced with huge spaces, high ceilings, and beautiful views. It’s no wonder the Pillow Talk star held onto the whimsical retreat for such a long time, it is tranquil in every way. Coming onto the market after the icon passed away last year at age 97, the home is now listed for the first time ever asking $7.4 million.
A true compound, the property holds a 7,535-square-foot main house, a separate guest house, three lofts, and two caretaker units. That makes for approximately 12,400-square-feet of living space where Day could host visitors and sing to her heart’s content.
Belting out “Que Será, Será” may have been even more satisfying on the sprawling balcony with serene golf course views or through the lush grounds between the compound’s yellow and red homes. The master suite is then the ultimate place to rest and recharge, giving off the feel of a Palm Beach paradise with pink walls and white vaulted ceilings.
For fans of Old Hollywood homes with some money to spend, this unique six-bedroom property is one to move on quickly. All the proceeds will even go to Day’s charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
Doug and Lisa Steiny of Sotheby’s International Realty Carmel Rancho Brokerage have the listing.