Doris Day's California Home Listed for $7.4M with Proceeds Benefiting Her Animal Foundation
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation
Doris Day's home in Carmel Valley, California, is on the market, but her estate won't be keeping the profits!
The residence, where the beloved actress lived until her death in May 2019 at age 97, has been listed by Sotheby's International Realty for $7.4 million. All of the proceeds from the sale will go towards Day's animal charity she founded in 1978, the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF).
The 12,400-square-foot property includes a two-floor main home, a guest house, three lofts, two caretaker units, and a caretaker’s office.
The property is also extremely pet-friendly, given there is an enclosed “cattery”, where Day kept a few of her felines, as well as a large dog-care area, complete with its own kitchen.
The main home, which lies on a knoll overlooking Carmel Valley and an adjacent golf club, includes three bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a large living room with a Carmel stone fireplace, a library, and two offices.
Fans of The Doris Day Show will also notice that the spiral staircase from the iconic CBS sitcom lies inside Day's main home.
The property's one-bedroom guesthouse, located nearby, was painted to match the main home's aesthetic, while the entry gatehouse with two apartments is a bold red.
Overall, the estate state is secluded with lots of large live Oak trees and beautiful plantings. Given Day's love for gardening, it's no surprise that the landscape is filled with flowers, manicured lawns and gardens.
For added privacy, there's also a security fence with a gatehouse and gatekeeper.
Day died on May 13, 2019 at her home. Her death came nearly two months after the actress celebrated her 97th birthday and shared a recent photo with PEOPLE.
Bob Bashara, Day's business manager and close friend, told PEOPLE that the star "died peacefully” after a fulfilling life working on films and TV shows.
“She lived by her most famous song, ‘Que Sera, Sera.’ That was her belief. Whatever will be, will be, and there is a purpose for everything that happens and you need to get on with her life,” Bashara said. “She always looked forward and looked for the good in whatever happened.”