Do you want a way to get your crooning careeer off to a good start? Why not begin by owning the house that gave crooning a good name, Mr. White Christmas himself, Bing Crosby. For $3,495,000 you can own a bit of the Golden Era of Hollywood with this luxurious, palacial estate.
Would you like to own a piece of Hollywood’s Golden Era? You can, by buying the estate of the renowned singer, Academy Award-winning actor, and comedian, Bing Crosby. That’s right. Now you have the chance to sing “White Christmas” in the shower of the man who first sang it.
Crosby’s Morrocan themed Thunderbird Heights house in Rancho Mirage, California, is for sale for $3,495,000, down from its original price of $5 million. The home was last sold in 2005 for $2.6 million and has gone on and off the market since 2010.
This is the charming foyer of the house that has custom Moroccan wood entry doors flanked by tall glass walls that bring in natural lights to the white ceiling and flooring mostly covered by a large colorful patterned area rug. On the side is a red cabinet that also serves as a console table topped with various decors. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The beautiful living room has a large L-shaped sectional sofa paired with matching gray cushioned arm chairs. These are then complemented and warmed by the large stone fireplace that matches well with the stone tiles of the flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the galley-style chef’s kitchen with dark granite countertops that pairs well with the stainless steel modern appliances. These are then complemented by the charming terracotta flooring tiles and white ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This large primary bedroom has a dark wooden bed frame that matches with the bedside drawers flanking the wooden headboard. These stand out against the beige walls and white ceiling. At the foot of the bed is a couple of black leather arm chairs that matches the sofa in the home office section of the bedroom. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the home office located just a few steps from the large bed. The home office has a lovely glass-top desk paired with a large black leather sofa and a stone fireplace on the side for comfort. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The dark wooden cabinets and drawers of the vanity makes it stand out against the beige walls and white ceiling. This is paired with a wide wall-mounted mirror that works quite well with the dark gray countertop that supports the couple of blue glass bowl sinks. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The primary bathroom has a corner bathtub inlaid with the same dark marble as the countertop of the vanity beside it. The bathtub is complemented by a couple of large glass windows offering a lush and green view outside. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The large walk-in closet of the house has walls dominated by wooden shelves on one side and mirrored cabinet doors on the other. These are paired with a dark brown woven wicker day bed with a cushion that stands out against the beige carpeted flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the large and comfortable entertainment room with a large L-shaped sectional sofa lining the walls paired with a cushioned black coffee table facing the large screen that is housed by a large built-in wooden structure with classic designs. The projector for this screen is mounted on the ceiling that has a unique and artistic design. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The large glass walls of the house opens up to this large covered patio fitted with dark brown woven wicker sofa set that matches well with the stone flooring. This area has a great view of the large pool of the backyard through large stone pillars. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Beside the sitting area of the patio is this charming outdoor dining area with dark iron garden dining set that has cushions on its seats making it stand out against the stone flooring and the brilliant blue pool in the backyard. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This home even has an outdoor shower area for those who just came from the swimming pool. It is given a charming corner at the outdoor area of the house complemented by tall trees, shrubs and creeping plants. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
From the moment you enter this palatial estate, you will be surrounded by a fusion of art and architecture. The main entrance features intricately carved doors that contribute to the artistic feel that allows you to appreciate the total serenity and privacy of the property. And if that’s not enough to give you a total feel of the surroundings, the inside is sure to make you think differently.
Situated on nearly 1.36 acres of picturesque desert resort property, the residence has approximately 6,700 sq. feet of living space with a huge living room, a covered outdoor living/dining area, three fire pits, a built-in barbecue and refrigerator, a putting green, gardens, and lush mature landscaping, stone fireplace, bar, and a wide-open view to the outdoor living area.
There’s also a chef’s kitchen outfitted with granite countertops and stainless steel Thermador appliances, a theater, spacious 1400 sq. foot primary suite with sitting area, fireplace anda large walk-in closet. It also has direct access to an outdoor shower and the pool.
Dine Al Fresco in the tranquil outdoor gardens and grounds with pool, spa & three fire pits, while enjoying the mesmerizing views of the majestic mountains and natural beauty of the desert landscape. An attached casita with two en suite bedrooms, fireplace, living room and full kitchen has its own private entrance.
There’s even a wing of the home that is fabled to have been the secluded getaway for JFK on his trists with Marylyn Monroe, thereby earning its name, the JFK Wing. Today, the Kennedy Wing would make excellent in-law quarters for an extended family, or use it for your own little trysts.
Any number of famed celebrities have graced this estate through the years. In fact, the walls are covered with memorabilia to reflect all the celebrity/notable guests that have been there.
Rancho Mirage has long been recognized as a haven not only as a celebrity choice but enjoyed by Luminaries and Presidents. The property includes an adjacent lot, almost half-acre and conducive to further improvements. Build an additional garage, a recording studio, a casita, an office, a gym, a studio, or a tennis court among many other options. If all of this isn’t living enough for you, you can also go across the street to Thunderbird Country Club, the location of their famed golf course for fun.
All of the home’s furnishings are also available for purchase outside of escrow.