One of the most dynamic estates in the country hit the market this month at BIGHORN Golf Club in Palm Desert, California. The Weintraub Estate, home of the late Jerry Weintraub, concert promoter and movie producer extraordinaire, has been listed by BIGHORN Properties for $16 million. A Hollywood mogul and highly respected international name in the entertainment business, Weintraub was best known for his production of Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13, as well as being the manager for Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
The Weintraub Estate was fondly nicknamed the “home that Ocean’s 11 built.” Upon the completion of the home, Weintraub invited the cast of Ocean’s 12 for an international press junket at the famed BIGHORN, an exclusive, private golf community 15 miles east of Palm Springs. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas all stayed at the estate while Diane Sawyer produced a primetime feature right on site. The crew conducted entertainment interviews in the morning then enjoyed the afternoons working out, playing golf or hanging poolside.
Designed by Guy Dreier, the open floorplan with 9152sf inside and over 1000sf of outdoor covered living was constructed so that with the push of a button the entire house is open and “on”, from music and televisions to water features and fireplaces. The estate features 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a custom pub that pays homage to the iconic Claridge’s Bar in London, media room, office, guest family room, 6-car garage plus private golf cart garage off the master. The elevation of this site affords some of the most picturesque views in the Coachella Valley – reaching from Palm Springs to Eisenhower Peak and the surrounding Santa Rosa range. Views also include the Tom Fazio-designed Canyons course’s 16 th and 17th fairways.
In Dreier’s quest to make the home to look as if it rose up from between the mountains, he incorporated into the exterior finishes curved panther slate to give the estate movement and fluidity while staying true to the natural environment. Lush landscaping and refreshing water features provide a welcoming entry, while an artistic steel gate and pocketing glass wall slide open to reveal one of the most breathtaking contemporary masterpieces in BIGHORN.
Become a part of the Ocean’s crew and schedule a private showing today through BIGHORN Properties, 800-551-5578 or visit www.bighorngolf.com/WeintraubEstate.