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Six-time Golden Globe winner Doris Day's Carmel Valley Estate is just listed for $7.4M for the first time. From her house overflowing with her personal touches, you'll see she was every bit as down to earth and as warm as you'd expect. Let's take a look inside this paradise!
Doris fell in love with the beauty of Carmel back in 1956 when she was working on the film Julie. So Doris and then-husband Barry Comden purchased acreage overlooking the Quail Lodge and Golf Course later in the mid 1970s.
Day built this dream house for three years. After she moved from Beverly Hills to Carmel in 1981, she retired from acting and focused on enjoying her life there. The property is lined with tall oak trees, flowers, manicured lawns and gardens which make the property quite secluded.
Boasting 12,400-square-feet, the sprawling estate is divided into a butter-yellow main house, a guest house, three lofts, two caretaker units, and a caretaker's office. Also, it includes a variety of courtyards, paths, and outdoor areas.
Step inside the house, you will find cream walls carried through the whole house and the large living room features a Carmel stone fireplace.
Lofted ceilings give the home an airy, spacious feel. And all spaces highlight a stunning view which Doris could see from the windows.
Inside the dining room, you'll catch sight of a vintage carved oval dining table with three leaves, together with four armchairs and five side chairs having bird and foliate embroidered upholstery. Of course the area is perfect for hosting dinner parties.
Doris Day was known for refinishing her furnishings, so it's not surprising to see that she decorated her house with these Cinnabar reddish orange color items.
Doris' spacious bedroom includes its own sitting area and fireplace. And she could enjoy beams of light for most of the day even in her bedroom.
Given that the proceeds of Doris' house went to animal protection foundations, Doris Day was an absolute animal lover, and she had reminders of them throughout her house like the giraffes below.
Inside the main house are country antiques, china, crystal and silver.
On top of those collections, there are overstuffed bamboo chairs and sofas. Huge rock fireplaces give the house a warm feel.
Doris Day's son Terry Melcher gave her this piano.
The home overlooks the Quail Lodge Golf Course and the Santa Lucia mountain range.
The home's red gate house has two full apartments for property caretakers.
The compound also includes a 1,236-square-foot guest house.
The gardens feature fountains, sitting areas, and paths for dog-walking. Though the screen icon waved goodbye to us, it's for sure that she lived a fulfilling life.
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