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Suzanne Somers' auction fizzles, but Palm Springs compound remains for sale

Suzanne Somers' auction fizzles, but Palm Springs compound remains for sale

After shopping her Palm Springs compound for more than a decade, Suzanne Somers appeared on the cusp of selling her longtime desert retreat at auction last month. She must have had a change of heart.

The actress-entrepreneur and her husband, producer Alan Hamel, decided to not go through with the no-reserve bidding scheduled for Jan. 31. The 73-plus-acre property, which first hit the market in 2008 for $35 million, remains active on the Multiple Listing Service with a price of $14.5 million, records show.

Known as Les Baux de Palm Springs, the hillside retreat has been owned by Somers and Hamel since 1977, the year they were...

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