1955 William Cody is a spectacular example of mid-century modern architecture that has been meticulously preserved to provide even the most discerning guests with a truly memorable stay. Named for its designer and year of birth, you’ll experience true relaxation amid verdant lawns, modern desert landscaping and an uninterrupted views of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. The luxurious villa is located just off the 9th and 18th greens of the historic, and recently updated Thunderbird Country Club. Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, and even Presidents Eisenhower and Ford were just a few of the club’s famous members.
The lovely sa...ndstone home is surrounded by spacious outdoor living areas. Off the back of the house, a spacious terrace is anchored by a sleek rectangular pool. Work on your tan from a chaise longue before tiptoeing down the pool steps for a refreshing dip. Seek shelter from the desert heat under a large overhang, housing an al fresco dining table and floor-level lounge set. Grill fresh ingredients on a top-shelf barbecue and savor the results as the sun sets over the mountains. Pop a bottle of champagne and raise a glass to another perfect day.
Abundant use of floor-to-ceiling glass panels and sliding doors allow light to pour into the home and complete a seamless indoor/outdoor living environment. Renowned designer Helen Conway was hired to decorate 1955 William Cody, and her original groundbreaking appointments and furnishings remain today. Recline on a Hawaiian-style sofa in the living room while a movie plays on the flatscreen TV. An immense sandstone fireplace fills one wall in the great room, and staves off the evening’s desert chill. Even neighbor, Lucille Ball was so impressed by the fireplace, she had one built for herself. Custom built furniture is thoughtfully placed about the bar area, dining room and hallway. You’ll love cooking on original appliances in the galley kitchen, and high-end, modern equipment has also been added for versatility.
Three well-preserved bedrooms are found under the long, flat roofline of the main house. Each features a lively vintage color scheme and patio access with stunning views. They also contain premium en-suite bathrooms, each with truly unique view to a courtyard terrarium of desert landscape. Walk down an charming loggia and you’ll arrive at a casita, housing the remaining bedroom and its private en-suite.
Rancho Mirage provides a breathtaking backdrop for golf and the good life. There are four courses in the community and over 70 more in the entirety of the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs is only 15 miles away where you’ll find world-class spas, upscale shopping, fine dining and vibrant nightlife. The surrounding national parks are perfect for hikers and explorers of all skill levels.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, TV, iPod alarm clock, Wi-Fi access
Bedroom 2 – Guest Room: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Access to patio
Bedroom 3 – Guest Room: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Access to Patio
Bedroom 4 - Casita: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, TV, Access to patio
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Flat screen TV
Automated record Jukebox
Dual retro ovens
Outdoor living area
Guard-gated golf community
STAFF & SERVICES
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Points of Interest:
1 mile to restaurant and shopping
15 miles to Palm Springs International Airport
Maximum 8 guests
Pets are not allowed
No sales tax is charged on bookings of 30 days or more
Additional amenities include: golf course, gated community, lounge space, jukebox, outdoor living area.Read more
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