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1950's Ranch House on 18th Fairway of Thunderbird C.C.

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Welcome back springtime! It's another season of Weekend Getaways, where we look at homes within driving distance (or maybe a little further) of Los Angeles that are on the market for you to ogle, then buy.

Location: 40233 Club View Drive, Rancho Mirage
Price: $1,695,000
Size: 3,310 sq. ft.

Built in 1950 by famed desert architect William Cody, AIA, this ranch-style home sits on the 18th fairway of Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage and according to the listing was originally occupied by the club's founder Barney Hinkle. From the Club's history: "Property, and lots overlooking the course, were obtainable for $2,000. They were purchased immediately by Milt Hicks whose family owned the local water company, Barbara and Barney Hinkle, who helped sell investors the Thunderbird pipe dream, and star couple Phil Harris and Alice Faye, who built home number two at Thunderbird Country Club." The home includes 4 beds, 5 baths and "originally installed Crane fixtures and tile work" in the bathrooms.

· Club View Drive and Cypress Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 [Trulia]