House of the Week: A Gucci Heiress’ Desert Retreat

It’s not only an opulent Manhattan penthouse that members of the Gucci family are trying to sell.
Patricia Gucci, the granddaughter of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, is looking to off-load her 18-acre, 10-bedroom Moroccan-inspired estate set atop a mountain in Palm Desert, Calif., that she had built as a vacation home for her family around a quarter of a century ago.
The British-born fashion heiress is selling up as she spends much of her time in Geneva and doesn’t get to visit the very private and secluded estate as much as she used to now that her three daughters are grown up.
In fact for much of the year, the house that Gucci built is offered as a weekly rental and has proved to be particularly popular among hipster revelers attending the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, no doubt serving as an attractive backdrop for their Instagram posts.
“She travels the world and lives in Switzerland and wanted to have this as a place for her and her family and for her girls to come get away and be together,” said co-listing agent Michelle Schwartz of The Agency. “Now she’s ready to part with it. Her girls are older. It’s a lot of

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