You’ll never be Steve McQueen, but you could live like him. The Palm Springs home that once belonged to the actor, style icon, and King of Cool is on the market for US$4.6 million.
McQueen and actress Ali MacGraw spent much of their time in the mid-century modern home, tucked away in the gated community of Southridge. It has been almost unused since his ownership. Built in 1964 by Californian architect Hugh Kaptur, the renowned residence isn’t your typical overdone celebrity real estate. The former Steve McQueen pad embraces a simpler – but still elegant – way of life
Two intersecting glass boxes framed in steel form the structure of the 4-bedroom house. Enter via the two-storey doors and you find yourself in a soaring foyer with a floating staircase and dark wood panelling. Elsewhere there’s a large family room, an eat-in kitchen, and a living room framed by glass walls overlooking the hillside. The grounds include a swimming pool and a surrounding patio.