Nat King Cole did it better, in my opinion, but Hoagy Carmichael’s original version of the classic “Stardust” is still one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded. (On a side note, you can still hear “Stardust” on the radio, nearly every day, by tuning into the desert’s classic station www.KWXY.com)
Carmichael was a composer, singer, actor and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for “Stardust”, “Georgia on My Mind”, “The Nearness of You”, and “Heart and Soul”, four of the most-recorded American songs of all time, according to Wikipedia.
Carmichael died of heart failure at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, on December 27, 1981.
Today, his mid-century modern home, located on the 8th green of the Thunderbird Country Club, is for sale. The home was originally designed by starchitect William Cody for Carmichael and offers breathtaking views of the mountains, golf course and lake, from nearly every room in the house.
To bring it up to today’s standards, the estate was renovated in 2004. According to the listing agent, “the design of this ranch style mid-century home, popular in the 1950’s, was followed as closely as possible to maintain the integrity of it’s historic value. Every detail of this home was done with only the finest quality materials including polished concrete floors, granite countertops, tinted double paned windows throughout and much more.”
Asking price: $1,145,000
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, approximately 3,31 square feet, built in 1935
Fee Simple Land (you own it)
Monthly homeowner association dues: $291
Please contact me today for an appointment to see this home or any midcentury modern home currently for sale in the desert. Phone 760-600-6152 or email email@example.com.