Rancho Mirage May Become Home to President Obama

Reports say Thunderbird Heights house is about to close escrow



Media reports say President Barack Obama will soon close on this Thunderbird Heights house in Rancho Mirage.

Photo by Clark Dugger

The Palm Springs area may once again become the home of a U.S. president.

Reports from several media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, have indicated President Barack Obama will soon close on a Rancho Mirage house in the exclusive Thunderbird Heights community.

Obama has been to the Palm Springs area three times in the past year, including two visits to Sunnylands. Their most recent stay was in Thunderbird Heights over Father's Day weekend when the President played golf.

Coincidentally, the house is featured on the July/August cover of Palm Springs Life Homes magazine.

The house was listed in the magazine at $4.5 million and reports say the president will pay $4.25 million.

Thunderbird Heights is where Hollywood icons Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra once owned homes.

The house is part of a 3.29-acre estate. The 6,100 square foot main home has four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and there is an additional 2,000 square foot casita with three bedrooms, three baths.

The house has been on the market before. Ten years ago, it was listed for $12 million by realtor Michael Fogarty, then went off the market and was reposted for $7 million. The latest offering by Marc Lange and Carl Blea of Sotheby's International Realty started at $4.8 million.

Like what you're reading? Then "Like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Win a Modernism Experience

Enter to win a Modernism Week Experience that includes tickets to two top events courtesy of Palm Springs Life and Modernism Week.

Midcentury Master

Well-known midcentury architect Hugh Kaptur is once again making an imprint on Palm Springs with the construction of three new midcentury-style, single-family homes.

Palm Springs Film Fest Awards 'The Assassin'

A jury of international film critics has chosen the Oscar shortlisted The Assassin as the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Movie Posters Celebrate Ties Between Hollywood, Palm Springs

A Wizard of Oz memorabilia purchase made by his father has led Jim Cook to a lifelong interest in movie posters and a collection that celebrates Hollywood history, especially in Palm Springs.

Singing Sinatra

Steve Lawrence, Jack Jones, Michael Feinstein, and Frank Sinatra Jr. honor Frank Sinatra through new shows orchestrated to mark what would have been his 100th year.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Palm Springs Life's Women in Business

Palm Springs Life's Women in Business

Winner profiles will be highlighted in a special section in Palm Springs Life’s May 2016 issue. Nominate Your Top Women in Business!
Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2016.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Enter for a Chance to Win a Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2016 Grand Experience
Edit ModuleShow Tags