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A True Showstopper: Inside The Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta

by | Apr 24, 2024

Set amidst the serene expanse of La Quinta, the illustrious Merv Griffin Estate at 81345 Avenue 54 is a divine example of timeless luxury and exceptional opulence.  Once the residence of television luminary Merv Griffin, this estate offers an extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of history, a divine sanctuary in the heart of the California desert.

Now offered for sale and represented by Mauricio Umansky and Zach Goldsmith, this epic 40-acre property harmonizes Moroccan elegance with contemporary Californian influences. 

Crafted by esteemed Los Angeles interior designer Waldo Fernandez, the home pays homage to the iconic style of Yves St. Laurent’s iconic Marrakesh abode. Spanning 13 bedrooms across a vast compound, the Merv Griffin Estate epitomizes lavish living and elevated entertainment. 

Boasting a main house exceeding 5,400 square feet, complemented by four guest pods and two guest houses, this magnificent retreat serves as an idyllic setting for unforgettable gatherings or a tranquil oasis with a soothing ambiance.  

Surrounded by verdant lawns and towering palm trees framed against the backdrop of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains, the estate’s landscape encompasses an infinity pool and a resort-style cabana. 

Inside, the home’s Moroccan-inspired interiors are adorned with bespoke contemporary furnishings and intricate North African motifs, seamlessly blending tradition with modernity.

Each of the 13 bedrooms envelops guests in comfort, offering views and spa-quality ensuites. Whether indulging in culinary endeavors within the state-of-the-art kitchen or basking in the allure of the sun-drenched living spaces, every facet of the Merv Griffin Estate exudes elegance and grace. 

As a sanctuary amidst the breathtaking desert landscape of La Quinta, this legendary property offers an incomparable lifestyle imbued with unmatched sophistication.

To learn more about the Merv Griffin Estate, contact Mauricio Umansky and Zach Goldsmith


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