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Mid-Century Modern Home in California’s Coachella Valley Lists for $3.6 Million
June 22, 2022 in Latest News

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The residence boasts an indoor racquetball court, a guest house and a five-car garage

Mansion Global June 22, 2022
by V.L. Hendrickson

An updated Mid-Century Modern home in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley has hit the market for $3.6 million.

Located in Rancho Mirage, California, just outside of Palm Springs, the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence boasts 180-degree views of the desert and the San Jacinto Mountains from every room, according to last week’s listing with Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of St. James + Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

“Perched on high, this private ¾-acre lot is unique in that its views invite all of the Coachella Valley while bringing in the intimacy of mountain nature landscapes that surround the property,” Mr. Canter said in an email.

Part of an exclusive gated community called Thunderbird Heights, the house was completed in 1985 as a “perfect weekend retreat” for Charles and Anne Taylor, according to the listing. Ms. Taylor was a concert pianist and frequently gave concerts for friends and neighbors at the home, including a special performance for about 300 people at her 30th wedding anniversary.

Two 330-pound carved wood doors greet guests and residents at the entry, and roughly 50 tons of Apache brown rock was installed throughout the house by a master craftsman. The home also features 14 skylights and is triple-insulated, keeping it cool in the summer.

The single-story abode has a large open living area with a fireplace with a mantel made of pink marble imported from Portugal, plus room for a piano and an organ; a dining nook and a bar with a window that opens to an outdoor bar, kitchen and entertaining area, listing photos show.

Other amenities include a racquetball court that can be converted for other games; a chef’s kitchen with four ovens; a 600-square-foot guest house; a pool with a waterfall; and a five-car garage, according to the listing.

“Distinctive in its style among various Thunderbird Heights treasured properties, [the house] offers an experience that brings alive elegance, comfort and taste in rare fashion for desert homes of this magnitude,” Mr. Canter continued.

Mansion Global could not determine how much Taylors paid for the underlying property. Charles Taylor died at age of 90 in 2020, and his wife passed away a year later at age 85.

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Photos by Dave Fitzgerald, ZenHouse/ Courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties