Formula 1 driver and apparent vacation home collector Jenson Button is testing the desert real estate market for the second time this year—now listing a Barbie-worth retreat dubbed the Mesa Bungalows. Featuring four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, the listing is being offered at $2.3 million.
The one-of-a-kind property is nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, formerly owned by filmmaker/screenwriter Josh Evans, the son of Hollywood icons Ali McGraw and Robert Evans and stepson of Steve McQueen. The Spanish-style gated estate has been extensively renovated with a unique style of vibrant pinks and palm leaf green decor.
Built in 1937, this charming hillside two-story stucco villa has original architectural details and four separate ensuite bedrooms, including one with a private sun deck. Situated on two lots, totaling 14,811 square feet, the meticulously maintained grounds offer a kidney-shaped pool, spa, cascading waterfall, white iron gazebo, and water fountain. The relaxing upper patio is ideal for alfresco dining with an outdoor kitchen, built-in gas grill, pergola, fireplace, and custom decorative daybed.
Earlier this year, the professional driver sold his neighboring Spanish colonial for $2.2 million.
Joseph Babineaux with Windermere Desert Properties holds the new listing.
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