A retro 1980s mansion in an exclusive California enclave is selling for $10 million under its original asking price — take a look inside

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A California mansion best described as a time capsule from the 1980s has been on and off market for nearly two decades. Now, the home is listed for $US6 million — $US10 million less than its original asking price.

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The home was first listed in 2003 for $US16.5 million, according to Realtor.com. It went off the market, then returned in November 2019 asking $US6.9 million and has remained at its current price since February.

Niloo Shams and Ed Borquez of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.

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Located at 74380 Palo Verde Drive, the home sits on 1.5 acres of land owned by The Vintage Club, a private country club with two championship golf courses in Indian Wells, California, about two hours east of Los Angeles.

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The only way to become a member of The Vintage Club is to purchase real estate, according to the club’s website. Their current real estate listings range from $US595,000 for a Hacienda-style cottage to upwards of $US7.2 million for a custom home.

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Built in 1989, the home feels like a blend between a grownup Barbie Dreamhouse and an ’80s disco club. The outdoor patio is lined with glowing tiles …

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… and neon light fixtures hang over jewel-toned patio furniture.

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In addition to the seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom main residence, there are buildings for guests and staff as well as two garages. One garage fits 20 cars and another is reserved for golf carts.

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The living spaces don’t shy away from colours and patterns.

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One kitchen has hot pink cabinets …

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… and another leans into mauve countertops.

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Amenities include a billiards table, home theatre, and catering kitchen …

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… plus an indoor hot tub.

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Outside, a lagoon-like pool weaves through palm trees wrapped in string lights.

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One poolside bar has a waterfall cascading over it for dramatic effect.

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The home is the “perfect environment for grand-scale entertaining,” the listing says.

Chris Miller for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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