From Palm Springs Life:
Reports say Thunderbird Heights house is about to close escrow
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.
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.
It was obvious when you think about it. Barry and Mo weren’t going back to Chicago. They don’t even go back to visit that dreary place. Hawaii might be a nice place to visit, but it is too isolated.
Palm Springs has three of Barry’s four favorite things: golf courses, rich people and celebrities. He’ll have to get used to doing without adoring crowds after he leaves the White House, but that would be true no matter where he moves. Besides, he doesn’t really like mingling with the hoi polloi, he just likes hearing them chant his name.
In Palm Springs Barry can golf every single day. It’s close enough to Lost Angeles that his Hollywood pals can come visit, and if the stores in Palm Springs don’t have what Michelle wants she can pop over to Rodeo Drive for a little shopping spree.
I’m sure that Barry’s Greenie followers will be impressed with his new estate in a man-made oasis located in the middle of a desert.
The best part will be the little cottage out back where they can keep Michelle’s mom! The price seems kinda low, though. $4.25 million in California is practically a fixer-upper.
Check out the realtor’s ad: