The Kassinger House in Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage was expressly built and commissioned for the Kassinger Family by Donald Wexler, AIA. Unassuming from the street enter down the garden path through custom one of a kind wood gates to reveal a garden sanctuary. Double door entry will reveal the commanding views of the mountains and surroundings as this property is on one of the highest streets in guard gated Thunderbird Heights. With roughly 5351 square feet and .60 acre lot the imprint and characteristic features of Wexler are apparent from the use of steel and glass and overhangs supported by the “spider leg” posts. The expansive open living area with fireplace and bar showcase the floor to ceiling glass and large veranda outdoor areas with sparkling pool and spa below. The primary bedroom wing features two bathrooms, large walk in closets and separate den, office or exercise area looking to the private inner garden area. The large centralized kitchen is shielded from the other communal areas of the home which was of the era when the property was built. The dining area is surrounded by glass on three sides and while open to the other areas provides an intimate experience. Flanking the kitchen is another den with direct access to the outdoor living areas and BBQ. Two other guest suites in the main house as well as a powder room and large interior laundry area. Attached to the property is also a one bedroom guest house with private living area and separate entrance. This property is a hidden gem that many are unaware of and is just waiting for the next steward.
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