Walt Disney's 'Technicolor Dream House' just sold for $1.1 million. Here's a look inside his former Palm Springs retreat.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners; Getty
  • Walt Disney’s onetime vacation home in Palm Springs has sold for its asking price of $US1.1 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • Disney referred to the four-bedroom home as his “Technicolor Dream House” because of its brightly coloured interior.
  • Disney built the home as a retreat in 1962 and lived there with his wife Lillian until his death in 1966.
  • Here’s a look inside Disney’s former Palm Springs pad.
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Walt Disney’s “Technicolor Dream House,” located at 2688 South Camino Real, just sold for $US1.1 million.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Michael Erives and Darcey Deetz of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate were the listing agents for the property. Erives represented the buyer.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Los Angeles Times


Located in the Indian Canyons neighbourhood of Palm Springs, California, the house was the former vacation home of Walt Disney.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate


Disney and his wife Lillian built the home in 1962. Disney passed away four years later at the age of 65, but the house remained in the family until 2015.

AP PhotoWalt and Lillian Disney arrive at the London Airport on June. 23, 1959, from New York.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Biography.com


The single-story, four-bedroom home is built in the atomic ranch style on a quarter-acre of land.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Midcentury atomic ranches are typically one level and have stone, brick, or stucco exteriors, according to Erives.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Though the home is unassuming from the outside, the bright red front door opens up to a playful foyer with a mirrored ceiling.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Immediately to the right is the master bedroom …

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


The space features a brightly coloured accent wall, sliding glass doors to the outside …

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


… and an en-suite bathroom.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Straight ahead is the open-concept living area.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Glass doors line almost the entirety of the back-facing wall …

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


… and pops of colour fill the space.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


The living room transitions into a seated bar …

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


… which opens up into a renovated kitchen.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


Like the master bedroom, the three guest rooms at the opposite end of the house have bright accent walls and furnishings ….

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


… en-suite bathrooms …

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


… and doors leading to the backyard pool and Jacuzzi.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives


The house looks over the second fairway of the Indian Canyons Gold Resort, which was a favourite haunt of Disney’s.

Ruben Vargas Jr./Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Leaskou Partners

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Michael Erives

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