71048 Country Club Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92260 USA
This large renovated mid-century modern by Donald Wexler is in Thunderbird North, a private enclave of only ten custom homes. It is designated Architecturally Significant and as an outstanding example of desert modern residential design. The glass and aluminum cantilevered front door opens to a home connected with the outdoors, spelling Wexler. Iconic exposed-beam high ceilings flow through clerestory windows and walls of glass connecting generous interior spaces to expansive outdoor living areas, manicured lawns, palm trees and mountain views. Unique pebble floors seamlessly join the interior and exterior living spaces. Caesarstone counters, custom zebrawood cabinetry, Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances adorn the kitchen. A two-sided fireplace connects the kitchen to the dining area and a den with custom room-dividing panels. The large master suite embraces outdoor views with walls of glass, has a shower for two and a private patio. Each bathroom has been artfully updated, maintaining the mid-century flair. As a bonus, the historical designation makes this property eligible for the Mills Act, reducing the property taxes to a fraction of what one would expect.