Singer-and-actress Doris Day enjoyed living around her favorite things, one of which was her beautiful home in Carmel, California where she lived for forty years until her death last year at age 97. Sited on nine acres atop a knoll, the 7,000-square-foot home overlooks the Carmel Valley and the Quail Lodge Golf Course. Also on the oak-studded grounds are a guest house and a gate house with two apartments. The color butter yellow was another of her favorite things and she painted the home and guest house in the warm and welcoming color. Her accent color of choice was red which she used on the gatehouse. Divided between the three structures there are six bedrooms and nine baths within a total of 12,400 square feet. Rooms are sunny and bright with lovely views from the many windows, balconies and terraces. The home exudes warmth and cheerfulness just like Day’s big smile and happy demeanor. Now on the market, it’s priced at $7.4 million with all proceeds going to the Doris Day Animal Foundation.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
As a vocalist, Day recorded some of the world’s most popular songs from the 1940s to ‘60s including Tea For Two, Sentimental Journey and Till the End of Time. In the 1950s and ‘60s, she was one of Hollywood’s top movie stars in The Pajama Game, Teacher’s Pet, Pillow Talk and a long list of others.
Day will always be known as the country’s All-American Girl. Her lovely Carmel home is now for sale for the first time since she purchased it in 1980. Listed by Doug and Lisa Steiny of Sotheby’s Carmel Rancho Brokerage, it is priced at $7.4 million
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