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Blizzard president Mike Morhaime expands his realm in Rancho Mirage

Blizzard president Mike Morhaime expands his realm in Rancho Mirage
Blizzard Entertainment co-founder Mike Morhaime has paid $2.25 million for a home in Rancho Mirage. (Redfin.com)

Mike Morhaime, the co-founder and president of Blizzard Entertainment, has bought a home in a gated Rancho Mirage community for $2.25 million.

The hacienda-style estate, built in 2003, opens to a gated drive that ends at a circular motor court. The more than one-acre property includes a main house and three casitas that combine to offer seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in just under 6,300 square feet of living space.

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Among features is a two-story great room with a stacked stone fireplace, a wine room and a kitchen updated with an island and a wrap-around bar. The master suite has his and hers quarter bathrooms and walk-ins. There are five fireplaces.

Pocket glass doors extend the living space outside, where patios surround a resort-style swimming pool with a waterfall feature. Elsewhere is a loggia with an outdoor kitchen, a bar and a fireplace.

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Views take in the surrounding mountains.

The property came on the market last year for $2.695 million. It previously changed hands more than a decade ago for $2.725 million, records show.

Valery Neuman of HK Lane, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Joan Ross of RE/MAX Consultants represented the buyer.

Morhaime, 49, co-founded the video game company in the early 1990s as Silicon & Synapse. Blizzard has produced such hit franchises as "Warcraft," "Diablo," "StarCraft" and "Overwatch."

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