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Between the 1930s and 1960s, famous actors and actresses from Cary Grant to Marilyn Monroe scooped up real estate in central Palm Springs. The area, located within walking distance of downtown, came to be known as The Movie Colony—and that's where you'll find this intriguing ranch-style house, the Hinshaw Hideaway. Built in 1934, the home was named for developers JCW and Wilberta Hinshaw, who made this place their winter retreat. The duo is known for developing Palm Springs' historic La Plaza shopping center in 1936.

While the Hideaway's decor might be tricky to characterize, this three-bedroom property has all the hallmarks of a Palm Springs haven. Namely, there are light-filled spaces that blend into the outdoors, a gorgeous pool (that also happens to be heated), and palm trees. Quirky pieces found throughout the home also make it memorable. They include a church pew bench, and a stained-glass chandelier. One bedroom has a stained-glass door, while another touts a bold Southwestern-style couch.

Certain aspects of the decor feel a bit more expected, like the stainless steel appliances and marble countertops in the kitchen. Naturally, the home is also dotted with mid-century touches, from fur-accented Eames chairs in the living room to wood-paneled walls in the master suite, which opens onto the palm tree-lined backyard. It also seems appropriate, given the Movie Colony setting, that the Hideaway is perfectly equipped for a party. Indoors, you'll find a glass-topped wet bar and turntable. Outdoors, two stone fireplaces and an 18-jet hot tub are situated around the pool.

Sound like the ideal winter break for you and five friends? To learn more about this retro Palm Springs property, head over to


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