The Palm Springs house of Magda and Zsa Zsa Gabor has been put up for sale. Interior designer Tracy Turco, along with her husband, bought it in 2020 for $1.74 million and after a major renovation, is selling it for $3.8 million.
The Gabor sisters – Magda, Zsa Zsa, and Eva – moved to the United States from Hungary to escape World War II. They were successful actresses and famous socialites of the time. Magda’s fourth husband, Arthur “Tony” Gallucci, built the house for her in 1964, and also Zsa Zsa lived there briefly after her sister’s death, in 1997.
The 3,500-square-foot mid-century house is spread over a single floor and is located on a hill, in the middle of a plot measuring just over half an acre. On one side it overlooks a breathtaking view of the desert mountains and on the other, at night, the sparkling glow of the city.
The current owners painted the facade bright pink and added metallic gold ceilings in the kitchen and wallpaper in the rooms. The original large exterior glass walls and windows have been maintained, allowing natural light to get in and to the landscape to be reflected in the mirrors installed on the inner walls. The desert bounces off of mirrored interior walls that were installed. Original chandeliers and stone floors, some of the Gabors’ furniture, and even a picture of Magda will be left as a significant part of the decor.