Are you an old movie buff? Do you love a good Clark Gable or Carole Lombard movie? It’s really fascinating reading about the lives of some of the old movie stars. I had no idea Clark Gable was married 5 times! Wow!
His third marriage was to Carole Lombard whom he met when they starred together in the movie, No Man Of Her Own (1932).
They married in March 1939 when he was in the midst of filming the iconic movie, Gone With The Wind.
This picture was taken shortly after they honeymoon.
After they married, they purchased a 1925 Spanish Colonial home in Palm Springs, CA. Sadly, they were only married for three years because Lombard died in a plane crash in 1942. Many of the articles I read online stated that though Gable got married twice more during his lifetime, he never fully recovered from losing Lombard. Apparently, she was his true love and her death devastated him.
The home they shared in Palm Springs, California is now available for purchase. It’s current owner is film producer, Joel Douglas, the son of Kirk Douglas and brother of Michael Douglas. Notice the funny looking little “tree” on the right in front of the window.
It’s actually a metal sculpture that holds candles. So pretty lit up! I would love to see it with those short, fat pillar candles. I think that would be even more dramatic than using votives as shown here.
The living room has a raised beamed ceiling. Notice the arched fireplace with tile surround. Spanish Colonial homes often have lots of pretty tile work. I love the warm brown color of the flooring. Do you think the trend for really dark hardwood flooring will ever change back to this or a lighter color?
Oh, we can see the tree through the window now! Imagine how it must look come nighttime!
The kitchen is completely charming with a cheerful, colorful tile backsplash and countertop.
Don’t you love the coziness of an eat-in kitchen! We see more beautiful tile design above the range hood.
The kitchen also has an eat-in bar with a view to the backyard and the pool. I wonder if this was the same layout of the kitchen when Gable and Lombard lived here.
One of the nicest things about a round dining table (or hexagon in this case) is how everyone can easily see everyone else during a dinner party. Really makes conversation easy, doesn’t it? Square tables do the same.
The home is being offered fully furnished. An interesting fact about the pool table: It was custom-built for Kirk Douglas. Wouldn’t that be a kick, playing pool on a table that was especially built for Kirk Douglas.
Love the fan in the this bedroom! That would be a great fan for a porch or lanai, wouldn’t it?
The bedrooms all have plantation shutters with large, open louvers. Those have to be either 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 inch louvers.
Love this bedroom with balcony access. I can feel the breezes now!
We see more colorful Spanish tile design in the bathrooms of the home.
There’s also a guest house on the property.
The beamed ceiling in Clark Gable and Carole Lombard’s Spanish Colonial home reminds me a lot of the ceiling in Annie’s Potts (Designing Women) home shown below. They both have a lot of pretty colorful tile work, as well.
Take a tour of Annie’s home in this previous post: The Colorful Home of Annie Potts
See more pictures of Clark Gable and Carol Lombard’s Spanish Colonial home HERE where these pictures were found.