~Rancho Mirage Haven with Mountain Views

~Rancho Mirage Haven with Mountain Views

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Tarbell, Realtors joins Desert specialist Paula Watson in presenting an Estates Collection listing from the Preferred Properties Division.  Set in sought-after Thunderbird Terrace, this enviable Rancho Mirage home features an enticing outdoor oasis, impeccable landscaping, and fantastic mountain views.  Distinctive architectural details and a secluded courtyard entry add to the appeal.


The contemporary single-level floor plan offers a total of four bedrooms and five baths, including a truly remarkable master suite.  A broad sliding glass door in master bedroom opens directly to the backyard and frames a view of the pool and the mountains.  The master also features a fireplace, two walk-in closets, a sitting area, fitness and computer area with built-ins, and remote-controlled window coverings.  There are two full baths in the master suite, each with its own vanity, spa tub, and shower—one even includes a luxurious steam shower!  Two of the guest bedrooms also have walk-in closets.


At an estimated 4,163 square feet, the renovated home offers room to entertain.  The impressive double-door entry opens to a spacious great room with a fireplace, casual dining area, and a full wet bar with seating, a wine fridge, and lighted cabinetry.  Multiple sets of sliding glass doors blur the line between indoor and outdoor living and highlight the wonderful views.  Updated twenty-four-inch tile floors flow into the formal dining room, where an additional slider opens to the dining patio.


A satiny finish on the light wood cabinets adds to the bright and airy feel in the kitchen.  The center island features a cooktop, extra storage and work space, and a breakfast bar.  The kitchen also offers a huge double sink, a large pantry, double ovens, marble flooring, and a breakfast nook with a convenient chef’s desk.  The full-size laundry room includes a Samsung washer and dryer, storage cabinets, and marble flooring. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, plantation shutters, recessed lighting, and a three-car garage.


Serene and inviting, the backyard is the perfect place to experience the relaxing Desert lifestyle.  Impeccable landscaping and a lush green lawn surround the heated saltwater pool and spa.  Enjoy the sunny pool deck or lounge in the shade of the covered patio.  After the sun sets, the stargazing begins.

40305 Paxton Drive, Rancho Mirage

Offered at $1,365,000



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~Irresistible Lakefront Home in Desert Horizons Country Club

~Irresistible Lakefront Home in Desert Horizons Country Club

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This beautiful Indian Wells home has gorgeous lakeside views.  Offered by Paula Watson of Tarbell, Realtors’ Preferred Properties Division, the elegant home features inviting living spaces, impeccable upgrades, and an outdoor paradise with a saltwater pool and spa.  The home is located on a large lakefront lot in the guard-gated Desert Horizons Country Club community.

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The spacious single-story floor plan offers three bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths in approximately 2,871 square feet.  In the lovely master suite, large windows capture the lake view.  Crafted from antique Chinese panels, the sliding closet doors are a work of art.  The well-appointed master bath includes a dual-basin vanity, oversized shower, and deep soaking tub.  Luxurious upgrades throughout contribute to the home’s sophistication and quality.


The formal living room and adjacent dining area feature a dual-sided gas fireplace shared with the comfortable family room.  Designed with entertaining in mind, a granite-topped wet bar is perfectly positioned to provide easy access and extra seating for all of the gathering areas.

Bathed in natural light, the fully-renovated kitchen has been outfitted with tasteful white quartz counters, a sleek center island, and exquisite Oregon pine cabinetry in a muted grey and white textured finish.  High-end modern appliances include a Wolf gas stovetop, KitchenAid ovens, and a Samsung refrigerator with an integrated computer screen.  The family room, kitchen, and sunny breakfast area overlook the back patio, where the infinity-edge pool appears to blend seamlessly into one of the community lakes, creating an extended water view.

The full-size laundry room features the nearly new LG steam washer and dryer, a utility sink, storage cabinets, and plenty of counter space.  Additional recent updates include LED ceiling lights throughout, new paint and carpet, several new windows, “silent” bathroom fans, solar panels, and renewed plumbing and electrical systems.  The roof was replaced in 2018.  The two-car garage has new storage cabinets plus a golf cart bay.


The backyard is a dreamy desert oasis with lush landscaping, exceptional privacy, and that mesmerizing lake view.  A cascading tiled waterfall connects the pool and elevated spa; the surrounding patio offers separate areas for dining and lounging, plus a built-in stainless steel barbeque.  Approximately 9,147 square feet, the property features a gated garden entrance and updated landscaping.  A rare Mexican Blue Palm is tucked into a secluded side garden.


One of Indian Wells’ most sought-after communities, Desert Horizons Country Club features an eighteen-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, a fantastic clubhouse, banquet facilities, a fitness center, tennis courts, and more.  Golf memberships are available.


44820 Lakeside Drive, Indian Wells




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SOLD!  ~Luxury Home Reflects Unique SoCal Desert Lifestyle

SOLD! ~Luxury Home Reflects Unique SoCal Desert Lifestyle

Tarbell, Realtors’ Preferred Properties Division congratulates Paula Watson on the sale of a wonderful home in Rancho Mirage.  Paula went above and beyond to prepare the property for the out-of-town homeowners, staging every detail to perfection for the Desert real estate market.  Once the home hit the MLS, her hard work paid off very quickly.  She successfully negotiated an offer for the one-of-a kind home in five days, much to the delight of the homeowners.

Special Homes Deserve Special Attention. Located near the golf course in the Thunderbird Country Club community, the spacious hacienda-style home is designed for gracious entertaining. Well-appointed rooms are vibrant and welcoming, with impeccable design choices evident throughout the home.  Gorgeous Spanish-style patio doors slide open completely, providing a seamless transition to the covered loggia and sunny pool deck. Watson, Paula

“This is a very beautiful home in a great location,” Paula said. “This was my first listing with Preferred Properties and I took advantage of everything the division offers- the professional photography and copywriting, high-quality marketing materials, and the specialized advertising.”  It all added up to a successful sale and very satisfied clients.  Paula added, “It was a pleasure to represent the homeowners in the sale.”

Count on a proven professional from Tarbell, Realtors for all your real estate needs. To contact Paula Watson, call (925) 323-6718 or e-mail PaulaEWatson@tarbell.com.

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