71173 N Thunderbird Terr

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 

Thunderbird Terrace

4 Beds  3.5 Baths +Office   

3,565 SF Home  17,860 SF Lot  

OFF-MARKET

Recently updated by prolific Palm Springs designer, Christopher Kennedy, this exquisite Thunderbird Terrace home boasts the contemporary California desert lifestyle at its best.

Upon entering the large front courtyard with sitting area, lush desert foliage leads to a “wall of glass” front entry through to the expansive living and dining areas. The natural flagstone flooring gives a nod to the midcentury vibe amplified by Mr. Kennedy’s keen eye with finishes and materials.

The living area effortlessly spills-out through more glass walls and sliders onto a lovely, covered loggia ideal for outdoor entertaining. You can’t miss the back yard-centerpiece which is a sizeable south-facing pool boasting mountain views beautifully manicured plantings. Perched near the secluded lake is a standalone covered cabana. Yes that’s right; another spot to relax and absorb the calming sounds of the water features in the distance.

Two bedrooms are “ensuite” at opposite ends of the main house. The main-suite room, with fireplace, sports a large sitting area looking over the pool and mountains. Currently used a s media room and 2nd office, there is a large third bedroom in the main house too.

The detached guest house is nothing less than stunning with sitting area and galley kitchen along with a spacious bathroom.

With some homes positioned on the famed Thunderbird Country Club’s golf course, Thunderbird Terrace is guard-gate secured and beautifully maintained.  And yes, the stories are true. Back in 1951 this was the desert’s very first 18-hole course. Furthermore, the Ford Thunderbird got its name here and the very first golf cart was also invented at the club.  Memberships are optional and not included in the HOA.