By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | May 18, 2009
Frankie Avalon, singer and teen heartthrob actor opposite Annette Funicello in the 1960’s beach-themed movies (“Beach Blanket Bingo,” “Bikini Beach“) has listed his Spanish-style La Quinta home at 80373 Spanish Bay, La Quinta, CA for $1,180,000. It is listed by Sandi Phillips of California Lifestyle Realty.
Most recently, Avalon appeared on American Idol to surprise host Simon Cowell by singing “Venus,” the first of his two #1 hits from 1959 — the year Cowell was born. Avalon’s other #1 hit was “Why.”
Avalon’s home is located on PGA West, a “master-planned country club community” built in 1984 and the site of many PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA tournaments. PGA West contains six golf courses and Avalon’s is on the 10th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Tournament course. Avalon is an avid golfer and purchased the home in 2005 for $1,185,000, which is $5,000 more than its present listing price.
Whether you’re a golfer or not, the home looks to be a serene, desert getaway with views of the San Jacinto Mountains. It also has a popular “Quevedo” floorplan, which features open rooms with disappearing walls of glass that open the kitchen and family rooms to the outside. Also, if you like the furnishings you see in the photos, they can be purchased outside of escrow.