Frank Capra's home
Just in time for the holiday season, the former home of “It’s a Wonderful Life” director Frank Capra is for sale for $1.575 million.
The Academy-Award-winning director’s residence was built by A. Quincy Jones in 1960. Featuring typical mid-century modern architecture, the house at 49280 Avenida Fernando, La Quinta, CA 92253 has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and open living spaces. Capra lived at the residence until his death in 1991 at age 94.
While Capra did contribute to the screenplay and directed “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the Italian-born director also had success behind the camera of other films, including “Arsenic and Old Lace” with Cary Grant, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” with James Stewart and “It Happened One Night” with Clark Gable.
The La Quinta home is perched in the Coachella Valley, about two hours outside Los Angeles. Situated on the 10th hole of the La Quinta Country Club golf course, the residence has views of the Santa Rosa mountains. An entertainer’s backyard has a groomed lawn, pool and spa. Measuring 4,221 square feet, the home has a remodeled kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 5 baths.
The listing is held by Coachella Valley real estate agent Jennie Robinson of Windermere Real Estate.