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Formula 1 driver Jenson Button puts Barbie-inspired villa on the market in Palm Sprin

In Palm Springs, California, a unique 1930s Spanish-style villa has entered the market with an asking price of US$2.3 million.

This luxurious property, previously owned by former Formula 1 champion Jenson Button and his interior designer wife Brittny, stands out with its distinctive design inspired by The Beverly Hills Hotel and Jayne Mansfield’s ‘Pink Palace, with a touch of Barbie Dreamhouse charm.

The UK-born racer and Brittny acquired the villa in late 2021 for US$1.7 million from Josh Evans, a filmmaker and son of the late movie producer Robert Evans and actress Ali McGraw.

The couple transformed the villa into ‘The Mesa Bungalows, a high-end rental option currently available from $900 per night through Natural Retreats, according to the Robb Report.

Constructed in 1937, this two-storey abode spans 204sq m and features four ensuite bedrooms, each with its own entrance, and five bathrooms.

The interior showcases a retro aesthetic, predominantly in pink and green hues.

The property’s grounds boast a kidney-shaped pool and spa, a white iron gazebo, and a tiered water fountain.

Key amenities include a kitchen with a mint-green gas stove, an island, and a butler’s pantry, a dining area leading to a living room highlighted by a vaulted wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace.

The primary bedroom offers luxurious fittings such as dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a spacious shower.

Additionally, guests have access to a sundeck and expansive grounds featuring a pool, spa, and cascading waterfall.

The upper-level patio is perfect for outdoor entertainment, equipped with a kitchen, barbecue, fireplace, and a custom wood daybed under metal palm leaves.

Jenson Button, known for his illustrious Formula 1 career, including 15 wins and a 2009 World Championship, recently returned to racing after a hiatus.

He’s also ventured into documentary filmmaking with Keanu Reeves, producing The Impossible Formula 1 Story.

Besides this Palm Springs villa, the Buttons own a primary residence in Calabasas.

They previously sold properties in Palm Springs and Santa Monica, totalling $9.3 million in 2022.

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