We all know Suzanne from her ditzy character, Chrissy Snow, on “Three’s Company” from 1977 through 1981, and as Carol Lambert on “Step by Step” from 1991 through 1998. In between, her life was a whirlwind with “Playboy” pictorials, spokeswoman for Thighmaster and another TV series that ran for two years, “She’s the Sheriff.”
Just as beautiful today as she was back in the ‘70s, this powerhouse of a woman is ahead of her time in knowing what gives a woman’s life the quality that it should always have had. She has shared her secrets and research in the twenty books she has published on achieving female well being - naturally. From a perfect post-partial mastectomy breast reconstruction using her own stem cells instead of a saline filled balloon, to the value of switching from chemical to bioidentical hormones and so much more, Suzanne has successfully broken through the barriers that have kept quality womens’ healthcare on the back burner for decades. She is passionate for what she knows is right and walks her talk to prove it. After seeing the interior of her Palm Springs estate which she clearly approached with equal passion, we are now eagerly awaiting her book on “The Art of Romantic Interiors.”
Suzanne and her charming TV host husband, Alan Hamel, have created an earthy and at the same time glamorous Palm Springs, California estate which is now back on the market. Modeled after L’oustau De Baumaniere in Provence, France, this compound is pure romantic sophistication and is surrounded by ultimate privacy. On 73 acres and set into the side of a craggy mountainside above the valley in Mesa Canyon, the couple has combined their love of nature and elegance by bringing out the best in both with their use of contrast. Imagine crystal chandeliers twinkling against natural rock and reclaimed wood . . . rough against smooth, soft against hard . . . all in perfect balance. To add even more intrigue, access is via a private funicular, a golf cart or a hillside of stone steps - but no cars. There are five buildings to explore with 10,000 square feet of pavilions. One houses the master suite, another dining and living room, a separate two room kitchen and wine cellar and a stone guest house designed in the 1920s by Albert Frey. There is also an outdoor amphitheater carved into the mountain that seats 50, has a dance floor, as well as a pool, spa, hiking trails and natural waterfall that spills musically down the hillside.
Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel have listed their romantic, private Palm Springs retreat again, asking $14,500,000. Was first listed in 2008 at $35 million.