Bing Crosby’s Former Rancho Mirage Estate Is Back on the Market

published Jan 3, 2022
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The Rancho Mirage estate, once owned by one of America’s most popular entertainers, Bing Crosby, is back on the market and is newly represented by Compass. Originally listed in 2018 for $5 million, says that the sprawling home has seen a series of price cuts after failing to attract a new buyer. In 2019, the asking price was lowered to $4,595,000 and then dropped again to $3,950,000. In 2020, it was reduced to just under $3.5 million. It has now returned at a higher price of $4.5 million—it last sold in 2005 for $2,625,000.

Located in the sought-after gated Thunderbird Heights neighborhood, the midcentury modern home was said to entertain legendary visitors including Predient John F. Kennedy. In his honor, the residence’s guest quarters have been renamed the JFK Wing.

Featuring 6,700 square feet of living space, the Moroccan-themed home, which was built in 1957, offers sleek glass walls, and lush gardens on 1.36 acres.

The living room features a neutral color palette, sleek velvet furniture, and rustic accents including an eye-catching stone fireplace. There’s a billiard room and a home theater for indoor entertainment, and an impressive 1,400-square-foot primary bedroom suite with its own living area and open fireplace.

For guests, there are two additional en suite bedrooms or and a two-bedroom guesthouse for ultimate privacy, giving the ultimate “home away from home” feel.

Sliding glass doors along the back of the house open out to an extensive outdoor living area that includes space for cooking, dining, and entertaining. With a warming color palette, playful patterns, and palm trees, there’s a nod to traditional Moroccan design throughout the space. In addition, you’ll find several fireplaces that will keep guests toasty even in the (sometimes) chilly Californian winters. Scroll through the photos below to see the dwelling in all its glory.

Credit: Kristofer Mangeheim
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