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Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California opened in January of 1951 to a swarm of publicity. It was the first golf course in the valley and one of the first anywhere to be surrounded by home sites. It was an instant celebrity hangout, and within a year all of the home sites were sold, many to celebrities of the day. Some of the worlds most famous entertainers maintained homes there. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Hoagy Carmichael, Gordon MacRae, Ruby Keeler, Dean Martin, Billie Dove, Esther Williams, Randolph Scott and M...ary Pickford were among the celebrity members of Thunderbird.
Also on the list was a man named Ernest Breech who was an executive with Ford Motor Company. He was one of the Whiz Kids that Henry Ford II brought in after the war to revitalize the auto giant. At the time he was Fords Executive VP, and he thought that some of the glamor of the golf course might rub off on the new sporty roadster the company was bringing out.
And perhaps it went the other way as well. Fords Thunderbird debuted in late 1954, and it was an instant success. The very first one was delivered to Thunderbird members John and Velma Dawson. The car became one of the truly iconic brands of the postwar auto industry and no doubt had something to do with Breech being named Chairman of the Board in 1955. And the glamorous Thunderbird is not the only vehicle to be launched at Thunderbird. The motorized golf cart also made its debut at Thunderbird.
This remarkable residence is located on a large private lot with lush colorful landscaping complemented by fabulous golf and mountain vistas. The home is located on the fifteenth fairway with a double fairway view of prestigious Thunderbird Country Club. Enter a private gate and drive down a long, winding drive through the golf course, to arrive at this very private and serene home. This beautiful, spacious, five bedroom home maximizes the surroundings with floor to ceiling windows opening outside from nearly every room in the house. This house was constructed with the best:
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Indoor/Outdoor Sound System, with Sound Control Throughout the Home
pebble pool and spa with salt water system, completely touch pad controlled
Ensuite Bathroom in EVERY Bedroom
Kitchen with Top End Appliances: Sub-zero, Dacor, etc.
There are many activities readily available. Run, walk, or drive our golf cart around the picturesque golf course, or drive mere minutes to enjoy world class restaurants, shopping, and casinos.
Beds: K, K, 2 Doubles, 2 Doubles
Additional amenities include: all bedrooms with en-suite baths, permit #4004, 4 TV's 2 flat screen, salt water pool & spa, located on the golf course, washer & dryer.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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