In the winter months, the resort city of Rancho Mirage, California, becomes a popular destination in large part because it boasts one of the warmest winters in the United States. The combination of bright sunshine and snow-capped mountains in the distance create a perfect backdrop for golf, and snowbird recreation. It began to flower in the 1940s and 1950s when Hollywood stars and monied Angelenos sought a warm retreat for the winter months. Golf, martinis, and afternoons by the pool were the order of the day (and not out of fashion yet). There are nine country clubs in the area including Thunderbird and Tamarisk, the country club designed in 1952, that today’s home is located in.
Because of the wealth and prestige that this Palm Springs Valley city has always attracted, the real estate is often quite beautiful. This is a town that hosted President and Betty Ford as well as old Hollywood stars like Lucille Ball. Sunnylands, the legendary A. Quincy Jones estate built for the Annenberg family still attracts the big names. In June 2013, , President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China had a historic meeting at that property.
Mid-Century real estate is the order of the day in the area. This four-bedroom home was built in 1959 and has been updated and remodeled with out losing its Sinatra-era swagger. Massive windows and giant turquoise doors welcome you to a four-bedroom home with a U-shaped design, framing a pool and desert-friendly landscaping.
Entertaining space includes a formal living room with white brick fireplace and a dining area with porcelain tile floors, wood-beamed ceilings and walls of glass. A gourmet kitchen with a separate family room has been updated with stainless steel appliances.
Your Rat Pack retreat awaits. Leaskou Partners is representing this home listed at $1.499 million.
Deidre Woollard is a real estate publicist who founded Luxist.com (later part of AOL.com), realtor.com, and is now a leading real estate publicist achieving placement for agents and properties in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Curbed, and more. She’s passionate about the intersection of branding, marketing, and writing, something she’s been able to pass on while teaching at UCIrvine Extension in their Digital Journalism program. In her spare time, you can find her under a tree reading on her iPad. Explore more great properties at LeverageRE.com.