Backing the fairway of the Tamarisk Golf Course in Desert Mirage, this Midcentury residence known as the Jaffe House was built on a site once owned by actor and comedian Groucho Marx. Cliff May protege William F. Cody needed only an afternoon to complete plans for the home, finishing the design in his client's living room with colored pencils and a bottle of scotch. A flat roof with deep overhangs, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and a T-shaped pool are among the distinctive characteristics of the pedigreed home.
Location: 37200 Palm View Road, Rancho Mirage, 92270
Asking price: $2.3 million
Year built: 1963
Architect: William F. Cody
House size: 3,592 square feet, five bedrooms, four bathrooms
Lot size: 19,122 square feet
Features: Open-space floor plan, floor-to-ceiling glass, 11-foot-high ceilings, living room, dining room, office/library, period kitchen with updated appliances, breakfast nook, covered patio, T-shaped pool, four-car garage, drought-tolerant landscaping, detached guesthouse
Note: The Jaffe House is designated a historic property under the Mills Act.
About the area: There were 455 single-family homes sold in the 92270 ZIP Code last year at a median sales price of $565,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 16.5% increase in median price year-over-year.
Agent: Jimmy Wilson, (310) 275-1000, deasy/penner & partners