Oasis in the Desert

A private Palm Springs compound offers the ultimate accommodations for the serious car collector

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Palm Springs Air Museum founders Bob and Jo Pond built this waterside estate in 1992 to accommodate an extensive private car collection as well as large groups of guests — among them notable figures such as former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara.

Featuring more than 9,000 square feet on the 12-acre property, the Spanish-style adobe main residence includes a large den, two dining rooms — one for casual dining and another for formal parties — and an expansive “entertainment” kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator and freezer.

A separate wing houses a grand master bedroom with a his-and-her master bath and three guest room suites with private bathrooms. It also contains a private gym, and adjacent are a private indoor pool and whirlpool spa.

Other special amenities in the home include a library, a wine cellar, four temperature-controlled garages that can accommodate up to 100 cars, and 3,500-square-foot guest quarters.

Located behind Indian Canyons Golf Resort and boasting beautiful 360-degree mountain and wilderness views, the home is hugged by two spacious guesthouses, each featuring three bedrooms and three baths.

Also on the grounds are tennis courts, a four-horse stable and riding arena, an outdoor swimming pool complete with a large bar and entertainment enclave, a scenic lake and fountain — and the area’s only private helipad (perfect for the arrival of VIP company).

Location: Indian Canyons

Asking price: $12 million

Size: 120,000 square feet; main residence is 9,000.

Special features: Two guesthouses, tennis courts, stables, temperature-controlled garages that can hold up to 100 cars, and a private helipad.

Agent: Tyler Morgan, Todd Monaghan, and Keith Markovitz of HK Lane, Christie’s International Real Estate; 760-904-5234; www.ttkrepresents.com

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