Walt Disney’s ‘Technicolor Dream House’ Pops onto the Market in Palm Springs

Once upon a time in a land called Palm Springs, a house was commissioned to be a sweet retreat for Walt Disney and his wife Lillian. Lacking castle spires or grand moats, the circa-1962 home instead embraces groovy midcentury style. It just bippity boppity popped onto the market with the incredible price of $1.095 million.

Two hours away from Disneyland, the happiest place on earth, this inviting ranch has a pretty cheery disposition itself. Framed by cool cacti and greenery, the red front door provides a whimsical welcome. Dubbed ‘Walt Disney’s Technicolor Dream House,’ all the colors of the rainbow are weaved throughout the home’s playful spaces.

The relaxing escape boasts mountain views and a pool for classic Palm Springs luxury living. It sits on the North Course of the Indian Canyons golf course, and according to listing agent Michael Erives of Better Homes and Gardens, Walt enjoyed the home and golfing so much that he bought a dramatic fountain for the community’s clubhouse.

Clocking in at 2,443-square-foot and holding four bedrooms and four ensuite baths, the abode has just the right amount of space to enjoy with family and friends. That may be one reason it stayed in Walt Disney’s family long after the animator’s death in 1966. Family members held onto it until 2015, and the current seller elevated it with welcome additions like solar panels and pool updates.

If you’ve been wishing upon a star for an idyllic Palm Springs getaway, thank your fairy godmother that this eco-friendly listing steeped in legacy has glided onto the market.