Hidden Paradise In Rancho Mirage, $4.38MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Since the 1960s, Rancho Mirage has been a mecca for prosperous lovers of golf, tennis, horses and overall privacy. Built in the 80s as a private equestrian ranch by one of the area’s most prominent builders for his horse-loving wife, this lush, romantic desert property that just hit the market for $4.3M, sits on almost three acres has remained one of those perfect desert hideouts. For the current owners—a family who relocated from Los Angeles three years ago at the beginning of the pandemic—the great bones of its original architecture, replete with towering palm trees, a mature orchard and an 80-foot-long swimming pool, would prove irresistible.
Warm, welcoming interior spaces with high ceilings and stone pavers link to the terraces and colonnade adjacent to the pool.
Next to the pool, a bar made for enjoying afternoon margaritas. Inside, the home is furnished with the current owners’ eclectic collection of (mostly) thrifted finds.
The owners cleverly converted the stables and tack room into a two-bedroom suite for their sons, that also includes office space and an exercise room in the stalls while retaining its equine character, plus a lovely one-bedroom casita for guests nearby.
What We Love: With the latilla ceilings, subtle exterior tile details and a sweeping colonnade, it’s an outstanding example of Post-Modernism in the desert, that has been beautifully updated.
For serious entertaining, there’s a party pavilion just beyond the pool and tennis court.
More: Go to the listing for additional images of this truly exceptional desert oasis, represented by Jennifer Parker-Stanton and Jake Lazere of the J. Parker-Stanton | Lazere Group at Deasy Penner Podley. There’s also a video worth a look.