Cary Grant's dilapidated Palm Springs home has finally been restored to its former bachelor pad glory, designated as a historical landmark, and is on the block for a snappy $3 million (ascot not included).

Back in the Hollywood boom years of the 1950s and 1960s, when stars visiting Palm Springs weren't playing tennis or sipping refreshments at the Racquet Club, the place to be was Grant's desert sanctuary, Las Palomas, a 1930s Spanish Andalusian-inspired farmhouse.

Grant visited the estate in 1954 and fell for the lush greenery, expansive lawns, palms, citrus trees, rose gardens and cacti. Hollywood weather was fine, but Las Palomas provided the warm California desert sanctuary that Grant had dreamed of since the dreary, cold winters of his native Bristol, England. For a man who once famously quipped, "Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant," he began to discover who Cary Grant was at Las Palomas. It centered him. According to one friend, the natural setting allowed him to be himself, and the views of the trees and mountains renewed his spirit. The fact he was undergoing LSD therapy probably didn't hurt.