September 25, 2023

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Writer McClatchy’s Former California Compound for $3.5

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An expansive two-home property beforehand owned by high newspaper writer William McClatchy has hit the market in Rancho Mirage, CA, for $3.5 million.

The houses sit on an unheard-of 3 parcels totaling 1.5 acres.

“The undeveloped lot could possibly be bought individually, however the different two need to be bought collectively,” says itemizing agent Michael Bernal, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

“There are two residences on the lot that have been inbuilt 1980 for Bernard Kaplan, ” Bernal provides. “It was later offered to William McClatchy, who was a newspaper writer, who owned publications just like the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee. He owned 12 to fifteen papers nationally and was the equal of [William Randolph] Hearst by way of the variety of papers he owned.”

McClatchy died in 2011 on the age of 86.

Property overview




McClatchy bought the unfold in 2007 for $1.9 million, then offered it three years later for $1.7 million. The property has been on and off the market since 2011.

Desert digs

The first home measures 4,005 sq. toes and options polished travertine flooring and stone-accented partitions. There are 4 en suite bedrooms, with the first suite that includes twin baths.

Standout facilities embrace the unbelievable, step-down pool proper off the household room and the non-public spa tucked off the secondary bed room.






The second dwelling has two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchenette, and a comfortable lounge with a hearth. This 1,377-square-foot visitor casita provides a personal patio with views of a sculpture backyard and the encircling mountains.

Each houses function floor-to-ceiling home windows all through, which create a novel, indoor-outdoor residing expertise.

… and room for extra

The adjoining undeveloped land was a former citrus orchard and “stays a part of the property grounds to develop your a number of auto garages or tennis courts,” the itemizing states.

Eating space




‘Very elegant’ property

The house is situated throughout from the Tamarisk Nation Membership (whose members have included Frank Sinatra, the Marx brothers, and President Gerald Ford) and has been “extensively renovated,” Bernal says.

“The property could be very elegant. McClatchy was a proper man who had a personal prepare dinner in addition to somebody to handle the property,” he provides. “I feel the following proprietor must be any person in search of one thing moderately secluded. They are going to be in search of one thing a bit bit on the eclectic facet, and it could definitely make a pleasant non-public residence.

“It’s situated in a fairly unique a part of Rancho Mirage, which is what makes the itemizing so totally different and unique,” Bernal says.

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