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“Suzanne Somers Sells Glamorous Palm Springs Compound”
The glamorous and sensual estate that Suzanne Somers and her charming TV-host-husband, Alan Hamel, created in Palm Springs and enjoyed for decades, has sold. On and off the market over the years, it was relisted in January at $8.5 million, a dramatic price cut from its original $35 million in 2008. According to the New York Post, the sale contract was written at the full $8.5 million asking price.
A combination of the girl next door, a sexy blond bombshell, and a successful businesswoman, Suzanne has been a whirlwind since the 1970s, first, as the ditzy, Chrissy Snow, on “Three’s Company” and then as the motherly entrepreneur, Carol Lambert, on “Step by Step.” In between, her life included marriage to Hamel, “Playboy” pictorials, spokeswoman for Thighmaster, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, and a ‘hot’ grandmother of three. Somers and Hamel have had one of the longest and most romantic marriages for decades and are still going strong. Their longtime love nest perched on a hill spanning 28 acres and overlooking Mesa Canyon probably had something to do with the magic.
Somers (right) was cast in the ABC sitcom Three’s Company in January 1977
Somers appeared in two Playboy cover-feature nude pictorials, in 1980 and 1984.
Modeled after L’oustau De Baumaniere in Provence, France, the couple combined their love of nature and elegance with the use of contrasts. Twinkling crystal chandeliers hang in rooms of natural rock and reclaimed wood – rough against smooth, hard against soft – all in perfect balance. There are five buildings to explore with 10,000 square feet of pavilions.
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