Not just a blond bombshell with a great body still ... Suzanne Somers has just completed her latest book, A New Way to Age, that will be in bookstores in January. A prolific author, she has close to 30 published books with 14 of them appearing on the New York Times Best Seller list. Still an energetic spitfire at age 73, she shares her secrets of aging well in her writing. Most recently she has been in the news for looking hot in her nude 73rd-birthday photo and titillating interviews about her and husband Alan Hamel’s sex life. The result of these well-timed interviews will have every middle-aged woman in the country lining up at their local bookstore in January for her latest book!Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
One secret in tasteful seduction that may or may not be in the new book is how to create a home like the couple’s Palm Springs hideaway where the lines of good design and creativity are artfully blended. Suzanne has masterfully set the scene for social entertaining with a romantic vibe while at the same time creating separate, private venues. Almost every square inch of the couple’s hillside oasis shows Somers’ thoughtful and artful touch. On their 73-acre mountainside there are five buildings to explore with 10,000 square feet of pavilions. French Provincial in style, one houses the master suite, another dining and living room, a separate two-room kitchen and wine cellar and a deeply romantic stone guest house designed in the 1920s by Albert Frey. There is also an outdoor amphitheater carved into the mountain that seats 50 under the stars, has a dance floor, a pool, spa with hiking trails and a natural waterfall that spills down the hillside.
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.
After 42 years of marriage with the romantic side still in high gear, Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel created the ultimate love nest in their wonderfully quirky and glamorous abode. Back on the market after a long hiatus, it has been reduced to $9.5 million. Co-listing agents are Scott Lyle of Douglas Elliman, Palm Springs and Ronald Parks of Pacific Sotheby’s, Palm Springs.
Photo credit: Douglas Elliman