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.
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.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.