What You Get for … $2,300,000

By Mike Powell 

WHAT: A midcentury modern with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and a one-bedroom guesthouse

HOW MUCH: $2,300,000

SIZE: 3,592 square feet (in the main house)

To read full article click “Keep Reading” or visit their website here.

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $640

SETTING: Rancho Mirage is a resort city in the Coachella Valley, a stretch of desert about two hours inland from Los Angeles. The region has long been a destination for tourists and weekenders, with many country clubs and a collection of midcentury modern architecture. This house is on the third fairway of the Tamarisk Country Club, on a lot once owned by Groucho Marx.

INDOORS: The single-story stucco house was completed in 1963. It was designed by William F. Cody, an architect who worked on houses, hotels and clubs throughout the Coachella Valley; Cody’s blueprints convey with the sale. Designed around a T-shaped pool, it has 11-foot high ceilings and walls of glass in several rooms, and views of the golf course and the San Jacinto Mountains.

The living and dining area is about 775 square feet, with parallel walls of windows and sliding glass doors. The room has a fireplace set into a white brick wall. Floors here are wool carpet, while the rest of the house has floors of a mix of terrazzo and ceramic tile.

The current owner strove to keep the house in period wherever possible, replacing the kitchen’s old speckled Formica countertops with newer Formica to go along with updated but appropriately simple-looking steel appliances. Each bedroom, including two suites, opens to the outdoors or the pool. The guesthouse has one bedroom and one bathroom, and also opens to the pool.

OUTDOOR SPACE: The property is nearly a half-acre, walled, with courtyards, a lawn and a four-car garage. The pool was recently resurfaced.

TAXES: $6,031 in 2014

CONTACT: Jimmy Wilson, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (323) 578-6147; dppre.com

You Might Also Like...
Recent Posts

Homes for Sale in Los Angeles

This week, we’re highlighting some of Los Angeles’s freshly listed properties and the unique neighborhoods they reside in. Whether you’re looking for an historic Hancock Park estate, a stylish Mid-Century tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, or a modern tree house in Los Feliz Oaks, there is something enchanting about each location. Not to mention… Keep reading

A Beautiful 1889 Victorian Farmhouse Located on Minoru Drive

Welcome to this historic 1889 Altadena treasure that was relocated to its current, sought after location one hundred years later in the 1980s. The four bedroom, three bathroom Victorian Farmhouse has been beautifully redone with exquisite finishes throughout. The house invites you in with a glass-paneled front door, a regal foyer and tall ceilings. The… Keep reading

May 2022 Newsletter