Home of the Month: Palatial Retreat

A European-Style estate on Shakespeare Court in Rancho Mirage exudes worldly elegance and charm

Sitting on 1.23 acres in The Renaissance at Clancy Lane, the 9,500-square-foot home boasts picturesque, 360-degree mountain views.

Photo by Stacy Baragiola


“Building this estate was a four-year labor of love,” says real estate agent Fatima Nordquist. “The goal was to create a grand resort-style compound that rendered itself the ultimate entertainment home while seamlessly combining the indoor and outdoor spaces.”

Sitting on 1.23 acres in The Renaissance at Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, the 9,500-square-foot home boasts picturesque, 360-degree mountain views.

The outdoor space, a main attraction of the property, features two formal living rooms, a formal dining room, a charming dining gazebo, a spa, and three fire pits that surround a resort-size swimming pool embellished with custom floral designs imported from Italy.

Inside, French doors give way to a fully enclosed atrium in the center of the house. Every ceiling is coffered, finished with crown molding, and hand-painted with its own special details.

The spacious gourmet kitchen (“every chef’s dream,” Nordquist says), featuring ample counter space and the finest stainless steel appliances, is perfect for cooking large meals and hosting parties.

Two large suite rooms and a library-size office accompany a media room where guests can view private screenings on the big screen.

But the real pièce de résistance is the master retreat. Comfortably elegant, the bedroom features a gym and master bath with all of the accouterments of a spa: a tub for two, fireplace, and relaxing sitting area.

Connected to the main house by a pedestrian breezeway, a casita with two master bedrooms offers a private retreat for guests. It also includes a living room, a game room, a kitchenette, and two separate main entrances. Attached to the casita are five separate garages as well as a golf cart garage.

In addition to mature landscaping accented by designer lights, the property is surrounded by a wall featuring wrought iron details, an elegant final touch that ensures its privacy.

Location: The Renaissance at Clancy Lane

Asking price: $6.48 million

Square footage: 9,500

Special features: Privacy, close proximity to shopping and restaurants, outdoor living spaces, a separate guest house

Agent: Fatima Nordquist, 760-899-1782; fnordquist@gmail.com

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