Home Of The Week
40830 Tonopah Rd
Enjoy incredible mountain and desert views in this hillside desert retreat situated in prestigious guard-gated Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage.
Perfectly synchronized with the desert landscape and lifestyle, this magnificent property is centrally located to a plethora of dining and shopping options. Just outside the community’s front gates is Rancho Mirages’ famed Restaurant Row, and only a short drive away is The River, a premier outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
In addition to sophisticated design and opulent surfaces throughout the approximately 5,579-square-foot home, nearly every room boasts fabulous mountain and desert oasis vistas. Upon entering and walking through the windowed hallways, you are treated to a fabulous view of the stunning stacked stone infinity pool and spa.
Chefs in the family will relish the open-air custom kitchen with top-level stainless-steel appliances, including two ovens and expansive stone countertops. The kitchen opens to the sprawling entertainment room, featuring coffered ceilings, gorgeous stone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a sunken bar, where you can relax and take in a perfect view of the pool and mountains.
Each of the home’s four en-suite bedrooms includes intimate resort-style patios and down-valley views, and the master bath has a luxurious soaking tub beside a huge window overlooking the desert sanctuary.
As one of Southern California’s oldest and most historic developments, Thunderbird Estates has a storied history. During the 1950s, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Bing Crosby were instrumental in the development of the community, and former President Gerald Ford owned a home there for many years. The community is across the street from the private Thunderbird Country Club, with convenient golf cart access through a tunnel running under the highway.
In addition to the pool and beautifully landscaped yard, the outdoor space offers an expansive private courtyard for relaxing and entertaining.
Don’t miss out on the chance to make this slice of desert paradise in a renowned neighborhood your new home.