The Merv Griffin Estate is one expansive estate destined to be just as legendary as its original owner, the late actor Merv Griffin. This estate sits on a 39-acre equestrian property and boasts a playful surrounding of verdant grass and mature palm trees, contrasting against a backdrop of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains. This 13-bedroom compound embraces a Moroccan-theme in design, making it one of the most sought-after properties by luxury travelers.
The 13 bedroom estate features glorious design in its numerous structures namely, the main house, four guest casitas, two guest houses, 15 stable barn and staff quarters. The Moroccan style is evident in the interior, where custom contemporary furniture and accessories are enhanced by a mixture North-African patterns, carvings as well as latticework. Light pours into the living room where curved sofas, cushions, and a fireplace offer a nod to traditional Bedouin style.
The expansive grounds include a 2.5-acre pond, infinity edge pool, spa, bocce ball court, expansive event lawn and other event areas, equestrian racetrack and multiple paddocks. While this grandiose property offers utmost seclusion and privacy, guests can still conveniently head to the closest golf course, shops, and restaurants as they are only 4 miles away.
La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. The population was 37,467 at the 2010 census, up from 23,694 at the 2000 census. The Robb Report credits La Quinta as the leading golf destination in the US. Among those destinations is the La Quinta Resort and Club, a resort dating to 1926, where director Frank Capra wrote the screenplay for Lost Horizon. The Tom Fazio-designed golf course at The Quarry at La Quinta is ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the United States. In January 2008, the Arnold Palmer Classic Course at the city's SilverRock Golf Resort became one of the four host golf courses for the annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic PGA golf tournament.