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Shane Smith, co-founder and former chief executive at Vice Media Group, is prepping to part ways with his four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home in La Quinta, CA. The place is listed for $5,195,000.

Smith purchased the property in 2015 for $2,650,000.

The 5,200-square-foot house is nicely situated in the Coachella Valley, not far from Palm Springs. This Spanish-style dwelling sits right on the 13th green and sports fabulous fairway and mountain views.

Built in 2014

Great room




Outdoor living space and pool

Golf course and mountain range

This grand estate begins with a courtyard entry and a fancy fountain and continues into a massive great room with a lofty ceiling, custom bar, and a fireplace that opens to the backyard and pool.

The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and an island, plus a separate prep kitchen and laundry area nearby.

Another fireplace, two seating areas, and an opulent bath with three vanities and a Japanese soaking tub give the primary bedroom high marks in the luxury category.

Along with four bedrooms in the main house, there’s a guest casita with a seating area and wet bar. The outdoor amenities include a loggia with a double-sided fireplace, a custom pool and waterfall, a fire pit, spa, and room to grill and entertain.

If you love the interior look here, you can even buy the house furnished. And you might consider joining the golf club, since you’ll already have such easy access when it’s time to tee off.

Smith began the Vice empire as a magazine in Montreal in 1994 and built it into a global media enterprise with branches in 30 countries.

Smith gave up the title of CEO at Vice in 2018 and moved into the role of executive chairman. Vice Media, once worth billions, was ultimately sold to its creditors for $350 million in a bankruptcy deal.

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