Bing Crosby’s Lavish Rancho Mirage Home Lists For $5M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Dreaming of a midcentury home in the desert? This sprawling Rancho Mirage estate was built in 1957 for legendary “White Christmas” crooner Bing Crosby.

Located just down the road from Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage went from sleepy desert town to hot spot when the Thunderbird Country Club was constructed in 1951—and with it, the first 18-hole golf course in the desert. The celebrity residents soon followed.

Crosby built his estate, 70375 Calico Road, during the Golden Age of Hollywood—and it looks the part. The home also comes with a storied past: An attached two-bedroom casita with a private entrance and its own kitchen, dubbed "the JFK Wing," is rumored to be where JFK and Marilyn Monroe had their infamous 1962 rendezvous. 

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Set on 1.36 acres of greenery, the 6,700-square-foot, single-level midcentury modern residence offers expansive indoor/outdoor space.

Set on 1.36 acres of greenery, the 6,700-square-foot, single-level midcentury modern residence offers expansive indoor/outdoor space.

The entrance to the home features hand-carved Moroccan wooden doors.

The entrance to the home features hand-carved Moroccan wooden doors.

The updated kitchen comes with a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.

The updated kitchen comes with a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.

Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the large open-plan great room is central to the home's layout. It features a stone fireplace and full-height sliding doors which open to the outdoor pool area. 

Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the large open-plan great room is central to the home's layout. It features a stone fireplace and full-height sliding doors which open to the outdoor pool area. 

The covered outdoor living/dining/entertaining area overlooks the pool. 

The covered outdoor living/dining/entertaining area overlooks the pool. 

The main house has five bedrooms with ensuite baths—including this enormous 1,400-square-foot master suite with a spa bathroom. 

The main house has five bedrooms with ensuite baths—including this enormous 1,400-square-foot master suite with a spa bathroom. 

The master suite also includes a sitting area with a fireplace and sliding doors leading out to the pool area.

The master suite also includes a sitting area with a fireplace and sliding doors leading out to the pool area.

The spa-like master bathroom.

The spa-like master bathroom.

There is also a spacious closet in the master suite.

There is also a spacious closet in the master suite.

A guest bedroom in the main house. 

A guest bedroom in the main house. 

The media room. 

The media room. 

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The pool is the centerpiece of the home's expansive outdoor space.

The pool is the centerpiece of the home's expansive outdoor space.

An outdoor shower.

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A fire pit with valley views. 

A fire pit with valley views. 

The estate's manicured grounds span over an acre.

The estate's manicured grounds span over an acre.

70375 Calico Road is listed for $5,000,000 by Linda Taglianetti, Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and Gail Vasquez of Douglas Elliman.

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