Inside Merv Griffin’s $36 Million Estate in La Quinta, California

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Inside Merv Griffin’s $36 Million Estate in La Quinta, California

$36,000,000 | 1986 | 10,685 Sq. Ft. | 13 Beds | 12 Baths | 40 Acres
La Quinta, CA 92253

The renowned Merv Griffin Estate is now available for purchase. This exotic 40-acre property is nestled in the heart of La Quinta and steeped with rich history. Designed by noted Los Angeles interior designer Waldo Fernandez, the architecture and interior design showcase a seamless blend of Moroccan elegance with modern California influences, inspired by Yves St. Laurent’s Marrakesh home. Once owned by the legendary television entertainer and entrepreneur Merv Griffin, this is a rare opportunity to own an iconic residence.

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The estate welcomes guests with verdant lawns and towering palm trees along the grand motor court. Boasting 13 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, this expansive property is a true compound, featuring seven distinct structures, the crown jewel of which is the magnificent 5,409-square-foot main residence. Four pods are sited in the property—each measuring 500 square feet—offering intimate retreats amidst breathtaking surroundings. The West Building and Gate House, spanning 1,568 and 1,708 square feet, respectively, provide additional living quarters for guests or staff.

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A majestic mountain backdrop frames the estate, providing panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape, including the tranquil lake and sprawling orchard. Lake Merveilleux is a haven for migratory avian species and home to thriving populations of koi, bass, and turtles. Wander through the lush orchard, abundant with a variety of fruit trees, including oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, pomegranates, and guavas, along with the iconic King Fig Tree, one of the largest in the Coachella Valley. Privacy and exclusivity are paramount, with towering 12-foot walls and extensive landscaping creating a serene sanctuary. Additionally, enjoy equestrian facilities, a pool, and a six-bay garage.

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Experience self-sufficiency with a highly productive potable well that services all water needs across the property, from domestic use to irrigation. With water rights owned, there are no additional costs based on usage, making water virtually free. For those with a vision for development, this property offers endless possibilities. With plans and permits in place, this estate presents a rare opportunity for expansion or redevelopment.


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