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In 1972, while filming *Pocket Money* with Paul Newman in Tucson, Arizona, tough guy actor Lee Marvin happened upon an artful adobe-style house designed in the Santa Catalina Foothills by Swiss architect Josias Joesler in 1936 and decided to call it home.

Marvin set about improving the property, designed around a Spanish-style courtyard with a massive fountain, putting in a pool, tennis court and screening room. Best of all, Marvin himself designed some wrought iron hardware and fixtures for the house which he commissioned from local blacksmiths. Now 20 years after the immortal actor has gone to the great MGM commissary in the sky, his widow is looking to sell the place to someone who’s willing to carry on Lee’s legacy. Yours for a mere $6 million.

-J.P.S.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jared Paul Stern