Late publishing exec William McClatchy’s former Riverside County, California, property is in the marketplace for $3.5 million. The 2-home compound, at 401 Iris Lane, stands in Rancho Mirage — a longtime hotspot for celebrities within the Palm Springs space — on a non-public cul-de-sac.
The itemizing dealer is Michael Bernal, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
McClatchy, who handed away in 2011 at age 86, was a scion of his household’s California-based publishing enterprise, the McClatchy Firm, based in 1857 by his great-grandfather James McClatchy. Its holdings embody 29 every day newspapers in 14 states, such because the Sacramento Bee in California, the Information & Observer in North Carolina and the Miami Herald.
In 2020, after greater than 10 years of losses, the corporate filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety. Later that yr, New Jersey-based hedge fund Chatham Asset Administration purchased the writer in a court-supervised public sale for $312 million.
It does get chilly in California so that you’ll be needing that front room hearth. James Butchart
A kitchenette and casita inside one of many houses. James Butchart
The pool comes with a aspect of mountain vistas. James Butchart
McClatchy himself bought this now-listed property for $1.9 million in 2007 and offered it for $1.7 million in 2010. He lived within the dwelling till February 2010. The sellers purchased the property immediately from McClatchy that very same yr.
The compound, which sits on 1½ acres, is close to the Tamarisk Nation Membership, whose previous members included Frank Sinatra, the Marx Brothers and President Gerald Ford.
The property’s interiors have been designed by Steve Chase. There’s a gate to enter the road and one other to enter the property. Each houses have been inbuilt 1980.
The primary 4,005-square-foot home comes with 4 bedrooms and 5 bogs — whereas the second dwelling, at 1,377 sq. ft, options two bedrooms and two baths. Each buildings include a fire and share an outside firepit within the yard. They have been designed to optimize proximity to the encompassing mountain ranges, Bernal stated.
A well-windowed eating room. James Butchart
The compound sits on 1½ acres.James Butchart
The entrance entry of the Rancho Mirage property.James Butchart
Most rooms boast floor-to-ceiling home windows — plus doorways to showcase the mountain views and maximize indoor-outdoor residing. The primary home boasts an oversize glass entrance door that results in a pure light-filled lobby, which doubles as a gallery to show artwork — and results in a proper eating space and nice room.
The house options excessive ceilings, recessed lighting, ledger stone accents, built-in fireplaces and polished travertine flooring — together with a chef’s kitchen.
Outdoors, there’s a pool, a spa, a statue backyard and outside seating areas.
The second dwelling comes with floor-to-ceiling home windows, sliding glass doorways and panoramic mountain views. There’s additionally a chef’s kitchen that opens to a non-public indoor patio and a front room with a built-in hearth.
The property can also be adjoining to the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, the previous dwelling of billionaire philanthropist and US Ambassador to the UK, the late Walter Annenberg, and his spouse, Lee.