Desert digs are a fit with supermodel Cindy Crawford

Meanwhile, Melanie Griffin finally unloads the home she owned with ex-husband Antonio Banderas.

  • By Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming and Lauren Beale Los Angeles Times
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

By Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming and Lauren Beale / Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber have found a fashionable spot in the desert, paying $4.9 million for a home in La Quinta’s exclusive Madison Club.

The stone-finished contemporary home, built in 2013, is entered through a gated courtyard with columns of fire, reflecting ponds and tropical landscaping.

Beyond the entry, some 6,000 square feet of living space have four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an office and a chef’s kitchen with a curved island/bar. A wine room sits behind floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the formal dining room.

There are wall fireplaces in the living and family rooms as well as the master suite. Additional living space for guests lies in a separate wing. Pocketing walls of glass open to a massive covered patio with bar seating, an al fresco dining area and a fireplace.

The Tom Fazio-designed golf course sits just beyond an infinity-edge pool and spa. Panoramic mountain views abound.

Crawford, 53, took to modeling in her teenage years and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers. Gerber, 57, is a former model and a nightlife industry businessman. He co-founded the tequila brand Casamigos with actor George Clooney.

Actress Melanie Griffith has sold a retreat in Aspen, Colorado, she owned with her ex-husband Antonio Banderas for $4 million.

They first listed the property four years ago at $9.9 million and divorced that same year.

Built in 1994, the gable-roofed house has vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and a massive two-sided stone fireplace.

There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms within the 7,391 square feet of living space.

The stainless-steel kitchen features an island with bar seating. A billiards room looks out on the surrounding mountainside. The wine cellar doubles as a tasting room.

Griffith, 61, starred in such films as “Crazy in Alabama” (1999), “Lolita” (1997) and “Working Girl” (1988).

Banderas, 58, is known for such films as “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” (2003) and “Desperado” (1995). Last year he played Pablo Picasso in the TV series “Genius.”

In Venice, California, a contemporary-style home with Beatles ties is looking to find a fan.

Owned by Dhani Harrison, son of George Harrison, the canal-adjacent residence is on the market for $3.999 million.

The waterfront abode features a slick white exterior touched up with hardwood, and the design palette continues inside, where loft-like living spaces and lots of light are showcased across 2,826 square feet.

Spiral staircases navigate the atrium-like floor plan, stopping by a modern kitchen, a chandelier-topped dining area and an indoor-outdoor living room.

Up top, a whitewashed loft expands to a balcony.

It’s not the home’s only outdoor space.

In addition to balconies on the second and third stories, the property expands to a rooftop deck and a canal-front patio under hanging lights.

Harrison, 40, is George Harrison’s only child.

In addition to helping record his father’s last album, “Brainwashed,” he’s recorded five studio albums across three projects, including a solo album in 2017 titled “In Parallel.”

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