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Home of the Week: The indoor-outdoor experience in Rancho Mirage

In Thunderbird Heights, a gated enclave in Rancho Mirage, this Midcentury Modern home epitomizes the casual desert lifestyle of the Coachella Valley with a U-shaped design that surrounds a swimming pool.

Recently refreshed with designer details, the polished single-story is anchored by a great room bordered by walls of windows that bring in views from opposite directions. Ample patio space, which can be accessed from every room, expands the living space to the outdoors.

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The details

Location: 40865 Thunderbird Road, Rancho Mirage, 92270

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Asking price: $2.195 million

Built: 1961

Living area: 4,426 square feet, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.56 acres

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Features: U-shaped floor plan; marble floors; floor-to-ceiling windows; open-plan living and dining rooms; built-in wet bar; two-island chef’s kitchen; guest house with separate entrance; flex room for office/gym; swimming pool; dining patio with fire pit; desert landscaping

About the area: In the 92270 ZIP Code, based on 21 sales, the median price for single-family homes in December was $555,000, a 12.6% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Bill Coveny, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection, (310) 994-2344

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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