A colorful Palm Springs, California, house that previously belonged to Walt Disney is currently on the market for $1.095 million. The midcentury atomic ranch, known fondly as “Walt’s Technicolor Dream House,” was originally built by Disney and his wife, Lillian, back in 1962, and stayed in the family for several decades until it was sold to new owners in 2015.
The exterior appears largely unassuming, set on a quarter of an acre in Indian Canyons, with flagstone walls and a front yard dotted with desert growth. The red-painted double front doors open onto an entirely different world, however: The front foyer is outfitted with mirrored ceilings that reflects the space’s eccentric, bright-red accents. The living room, which features reflective white tiles, opens onto the backyard through an entire wall of glass sliders, with a dining area and galley-style kitchen situated adjacent to the main gathering space. Curtains in the room are imprinted with Mickey Mouse designs, and decor in the home’s four en suite bedrooms similarly reflect a fun, Pop art aesthetic, with framed Disney character art and walls painted purple, powder blue, turquoise, and orange.
The backyard, which boasts a covered patio, swimming pool, and spa, is ideal for entertaining, and many of the bedrooms feature sliding glass doors that lead directly onto the outdoor area. According to the Orange County Register, the Disneys built the Palm Springs home around the time the black-and-white series Walt Disney Presents transitioned into color, becoming Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. This might explain the home’s over-the-top use of spot color.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest