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Lo Laughing: A Period Producer's Bungalow in Rancho Mirage

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Last updated: 11/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-60 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den + maid's room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Lo Laughing: A 1958 period Hollywood producer’s bungalow in Rancho Mirage:

In 1958 William Krisel designed for the founding members of the Tamarisk Country Club -including the Marx Brothers - a small colony of freestanding 2000 sq. ft. plus garage bungalows around what was at the time one of the largest pools in the desert. Each private home was sited on 1/5 acre and each was unique - featuring a stone or brick fireplace, large glass walls, post and beam construction and clearstory windows. A common park area with pool and spa is the colony focal point. The site: Tamarisk Ranchos, in Rancho Mirage, California, a former date palm ranch adjacent to Palm Springs, is a stone’s throw from the Tamarisk Golf and Country Club. This intimate, historical and unique colony is being showcased by the 2015 Palm Springs Modernism Week tour, and will be featured in the spring 2015 issue of 'Atomic Ranch' magazine.

Lo, Laughing, on the cul de sac Tamarisk Lane, was the desert bungalow of producer Lawrence Weingarten (several Marx and Hepburn/Tracy pictures including the Newman/Taylor classic 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'). Owned by his family until purchased by the current owners, and architecturally intact and historically plaqued, the property is now available for seasonal rental.


Clean and furnished with period furniture, this two bedroom, three bathroom home sleeps four and has a third unfurnished bedroom/maid’s quarters. Two-zone central heating and cooling ensure comfort. The attached garage accommodates a mid-sized vehicle with additional storage space for bicycles and sporting equipment. Mature fruit trees, manicured grounds and gardens and towering date palms surround the property.

This property is very near the Tamarisk Country Club, but is not on the course and there are many, many accessible courses - both public and private - in the immediate vicinity. The area has over 40 tennis clubs.

The mid-century style and vision of the architect William Krisel is pure and intact throughout. The newly carpeted large master bedroom sports a Cal-king sized bed, two large closets and en-suite full bath with tub/shower, and marble floor. The carpeted (also newly) guest bedroom has a queen bed, oversized closet and large en-suite bathroom with enclosed shower. A separate entrance from the private yard coupled with pocket doors allow the adjacent den to be used as a sitting room to create a guest suite. The den also accesses the third bathroom/with shower and a maid's room has twin beds for use in a pinch. New high-end linens are among the many details that add to the refined ambiance of this home. The kitchen has been gutted and thoroughly renovated and features custom Ian Bell cabinetry with carbon fiber finishes, and a new Viking range which is capped by an externally vented hood. The refrigeration is GE Monogram with an external ice dispensor and there is a requisite dishwasher. All appliances have stainless finishes. The kitchen is fully assesorized for serious cooking.

Remarkably, the home is furnished with the original Monteverde Young pieces, designed for Mr. Weingarten, including the bedroom suite. The living/dining area is approximately 900 sq. ft. and looks out on a lushly landscaped central park and shared spa/heated pool where 60' tall date palms frame mountain views. The interior has been freshly painted with original pale colors. New area rugs and a vintage Chinese rug create the living and dining areas respectively on the honed Carrara marble floors.

Security and cleaning deposits are required commensurate with rental duration. Non-smoking only, and a pet must be negotiated. Landscaping, heated pool and spa, and pool/spa service costs are provided through the home-owner's association and are not additional costs to the renter. Cable TV and broadband high-speed internet service with Wi-Fi are available. Gas and electric utilities are included up to limits to be negotiated based on rental duration - added costs must be paid separately based on use. Note: homes with private pools must be heated in the Winter and that cost alone can be $1- 1.5k a month. The heated Tamarisk pool - which is shared but usually very private - is included.



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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider pets on a per tenant basis with additional deposit...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    wonderful morning light with rose bed outside large windows...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    This was the maid's room w/private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    black out curtains/ very restful large master bedroom...moreless

  • Khing size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    spacious bathroom/marble countertops...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    original marble counter tops and floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • i-pod dock

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    IPod access to sound system with speakers in kitchen, den and lr....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    available...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    two flat screen TVS, one in master bed; one in den...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Rancho Mirage is adjacent with restaurants and excellent shopping. Palm Springs' vibrant night life is ten minutes away...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Tamarisk Country Club/ Golf Club is two blocks away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The often snow covered Sierra are in full display from the property...moreless

  • Resort:

    Multiple resorts and casinos with spas, tennis, golf and dining surround the area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    wonderful Monte Verde period ebonized walnut table and six matching cairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 zone air conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Time-Warner (now Spectrum) cable and internet service can be activated at your request....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all cotton/Percale...moreless

  • Living Room:

    woodburning fireplace with gas start sets on raised hearth....moreless

  • Parking:

    garage for 1 plus one in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    high density towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    gas start wood burning fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Toaster, blender, microwave, disposal and upscale cooking amenities provide a kitchen suited to foodies who enjoy cooking for themselves and for intimate light entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Samsung...moreless

  • Oven:

    Viking...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    multiple golf courses; Tamarisk Country Club almost adjacent to property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    very private lawn area with multiple fruit trees (no sprays)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    large, heated pool suitable for lane swimming...moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime
Nov 23 - Apr 30, 2017
60 night min stay

$4,200
Shoulder
May 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,500
Standard
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,000
Shoulder
Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

For long term rental, rate may be discounted. Our long term tenants recently cancelled for the upcoming season; they purchased a home.

Fully refundable security deposit and all rental paid before possession.

on approval, pet deposit additional


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International (PSP)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shame on the Moon
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tamarisk Country Club
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Palm Springs
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shame on the Moon

Tamarisk is a Mature, upscale residential area of Rancho Mirage - away from the PSP flight path and very quiet.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Mark and Bill are transplants to San Diego from Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to Lo Laughing, they maintain an available lakeside camp on Lake Titus in the Northern Adirondack Mountains (ADK by owner) . Mark is an Engineer in the Defense Industry; Bill is retired from 32 years in the administration of Brown University and currently consults. Lo Laughing has provided a first class hands on lesson in mid-century modern and they are loving it as they learn!

Why Rancho Mirage, CA, USA:
We looked many places (Savannah, Charleston, Tucson, Miami, Charlottesville - for a warm weather home and bought Lo Laughing on sight. Shortly after, floating in the 85 degree pool - with snow covered mountains on the horizon, we looked at each other and said 'duh' in unison. It is just perfect. Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert surround us and provide for any possible need - practically, aesthetically and culturally. The health care is top -notch. 'Duh! What took us so long?'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our warm, interesting, and sophisticated neighbors create the attractive, stable and respectful 16-home community in which this home is situated. Our home was frequented by many Hollywood legends including Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Walters, Diana Ross, The Marx Brothers, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra etc. etc. No ghosts (so far) but many stories.


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • The home fronts a parklike setting

    The home fronts a parklike setting

  • Natural Stones in the fireplace face a Monte Verdi Young seating area.

    Natural Stones in the fireplace face a Monte Verdi Young seating area.

  • Carrara Marble floor; Chinese Carpet, Monte Verdi Young Dinning Suite/chandelier

    Carrara Marble floor; Chinese Carpet, Monte Verdi Young Dinning Suite/chandelier

  • Monte Verdi Young bedroom suite

    Monte Verdi Young bedroom suite

  • Heated pool is 50 feet from the house. Towering date palms frame mountain views.

    Heated pool is 50 feet from the house. Towering date palms frame mountain views.

  • Krisel's glass walls frame the manicured grounds.

    Krisel's glass walls frame the manicured grounds.

  • Guest suite bath with shower left, dual sinks and marble floor.

    Guest suite bath with shower left, dual sinks and marble floor.

  • Den TV room with large screen TV, DVD and ipod dock. Vintage Lucite table.

    Den TV room with large screen TV, DVD and ipod dock. Vintage Lucite table.

  • Quiet hedged access off den.

    Quiet hedged access off den.

  • Note brutalist chandelier (Green for Monte Verdi Young)

    Note brutalist chandelier (Green for Monte Verdi Young)

  • Active, working fireplace for cool 'winter' evenings.

    Active, working fireplace for cool 'winter' evenings.

  • Gas Bar B Que

    Gas Bar B Que

  • Ian Bell cabinetry/carbon fiber finishes and vintage pulls, granite countertops.

    Ian Bell cabinetry/carbon fiber finishes and vintage pulls, granite countertops.

  • View of den/TV room from living room

    View of den/TV room from living room

  • King master bed, custom mattress with flat screen TV facing bed

    King master bed, custom mattress with flat screen TV facing bed

  • Master bath has tub/shower and marble floor and counter.

    Master bath has tub/shower and marble floor and counter.

  • Hot tub too!

    Hot tub too!

  • Guest suite has queen bed. Vintage desk-in-desk on left.

    Guest suite has queen bed. Vintage desk-in-desk on left.

  • Den / TV room with flat screen TV.

    Den / TV room with flat screen TV.

  • Red/White Grapefruit and Myers Lemon tree on property

    Red/White Grapefruit and Myers Lemon tree on property

  • At night, romantic lighting is everything!

    At night, romantic lighting is everything!

  • Maid's room for storage has twin beds for use in a pinch - w/ separate 3rd bath.

    Maid's room for storage has twin beds for use in a pinch - w/ separate 3rd bath.

  • Kitchen features a new Viking range, and GE Monogram refrigeration

    Kitchen features a new Viking range, and GE Monogram refrigeration

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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