This month, Sylvester Stallone listed his retreat in La Quinta, California, with an asking price of $3.35 million. Sly has owned the property for a decade; according to public records, he paid $4.5 million for it in 2010. The home first hit the market in 2014 with a $4.2 million price tag.
The Spanish-style has charm enough for two houses. It was constructed in 2008, and despite its recent vintage sustains its period style throughout the interiors, with candle sconces and chandeliers, wrought iron, exposed timber, hardwood plank, and stone tile floors, and soft, curving lines. The great room is the peach, with graceful ceiling trusses accentuating the double-height ceiling, and a grand fireplace anchoring the room.
There are four bedrooms and five baths in the 4,900 square foot house. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor dining room and a master with a private terrace. The house sits on a half-acre lot which is as romantically evocative as the house itself, with tropical landscaping, a pool and spa, a fire pit, and a babbling brook.
Rocky star and writer Stallone hasn’t slowed down much in his 45 years of playing tough guys since he appeared as a subway goon who leans on Woody Allen’s character in 1971’s Bananas. His most recent films include last year’s Rambo: Last Blood, and the upcoming Samaritan.