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MLS # 23-229949
Listed on 2023-01-06
Status Active Under Contract
Price $2,495,000
Type Residential
Subtype Single Family Residence
Size of home 2,270 sq ft
Beds / Baths 3 / 3.00
Size of lot 23,958 sq ft
Neighborhood Thunderbird North
Location address 71049 Early Times Rd
Rancho Mirage 92270


The very best of desert living with an enviable architectural pedigree. Not only was this exquisite 1957 midcentury modern home designed by renowned Desert Modern architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison, it's located in an intimate Rancho Mirage community master-planned by legendary architect William F. Cody. One of a cluster of ten homes in Thunderbird North, the sleek low-slung home sits on over half an acre of land and is wrapped in spectacular mountain views from sunrise to sunset. Simple board-and-batten siding wraps the exterior and extends indoors and two low parallel natural rock walls echo the linearity of the house. Wexler, known for his masterful use of light and shadow, always said his buildings were designed to live with the environment, balancing orientation and views. Here, he and Harrison used deep roof overhangs, expansive glass surfaces, and textural faade elements that play with the desert light from dawn to dusk. An understated street presence conceals the stunning beauty of the 3 bed/3 bath home, which is revealed only upon entry through the gated driveway. Sensitively remodeled in 2018 by architectural designer Brad Dunning, the interior is open, airy, and light-filled with a cozy fireplace in a natural stone surround and a new pecky Cypress partition separating entry from dining area. Indoor/outdoor living is a hallmark of the home. Step directly from living room or a bedroom to the beautiful, private pool on the home's south side and shower in the main suite with a view of a gorgeous cactus garden. And, bonus! The home has Mills Act protection.

General Information

School District Palm Springs Unified
Original List Price $2,495,000
Price Per Sq/Ft $1,099
Furnished No
HOA Fee $425.00
Land Type Fee
Land Lease Expires N/A
Pool Yes
Pool Description Heated, In Ground, Private, Community
Spa Yes
Spa Description Heated, In Ground, Private
Style Mid-century Modern, Donald Wexler
Year Built 1957
Levels One, Ground Level
View Mountains, Pool, Panoramic
Interior Features Beamed Ceiling(s), Drywall Walls, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting
Flooring Tile, Mixed, Carpet, Ceramic Tile
Appliances Cooktop - Gas, Oven, Microwave, Range Hood
Patio Features Concrete Slab, Enclosed
Laundry Laundry Area
Fireplace Yes
Heating Type Central
Cooling Type Air Conditioning, Central
Parking Spaces 2
Parking Type Carport Attached, Circular Driveway, Covered Parking, Driveway, Driveway - Concrete, Gated, Private

Courtesy of: TTK Represents / Compass

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