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Behind the Gates in Indian Wells Tour and Reception

February 21, 2017 | 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm |

$150

Architectural history and heritage beckon you to venture “behind the country club gates” to experience first-hand Indian Wells’ most iconic country club (to be revealed at tour check-in). Indeed, its influential significance was instrumental to Indian Wells’ designation and incorporation as an independent city, now poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017.

We start at the historic Indian Wells Resort Hotel, founded in 1957 by Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, with free self-parking and check-in. Following check-in, a comfortable mini-coach will take you behind the gates to begin this unique, elite midcentury modern architectural tour.

Carefully curated for historic context, the tour showcases an array of magnificent homes. Each will be visited leisurely (25-30 minutes) allowing time to walk through, learn from knowledgeable docents and view gracious outdoor patio, pool and entertainment areas. Several properties were designed by William Cody, and another awaits authentication as a Walter S. White design.

During the mini-coach cruise, you will also pass by the legendary private 18-hole championship golf course, tranquil waterways, tennis courts and Cody cottages, all the while experiencing the inspirational trademark presence of the surrounding Santa Rosas and Eisenhower Mountain.

To conclude this inaugural Modernism Week tour, a sunset reception will be hosted in the famed Cody-designed clubhouse followed by a 4:45 p.m. mini-coach return to the hotel. Sunshine, golf, US presidents, a California governor, international dignitaries, entertainers, renown architects and athletes are all woven into the rich history of this magical place sprung from farmland producing sumptuous grapefruits, Thompson seedless grapes and supple dates. Join us in Indian Wells “behind the gates” and make your own history.

Interior photography is at the discretion of the homeowner. Private homes are not wheelchair accessible. Please no pets, food, drink or smoking allowed in the homes. Restrooms in the homes are not available.

Details

Date:
February 21, 2017
Time:
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$150
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Additional Information

Things to Know
Interior photography is at the discretion of the homeowner. Private homes are not wheelchair accessible. Please no pets, food, drink or smoking allowed in the homes. Restrooms in the homes are not available.
Special Parking Instructions
Please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. to self-park and check-in at Indian Wells Resort Hotel (cross street is Club Drive). Mini-coach shuttles will depart promptly at 1 p.m. Self-park in designated area. Proceed to hotel lobby for tour registration, tour agenda and program booklet.
Photography Credits
David Blank, Blank Photo
David Blank, Blank Photo
David Blank, Blank Photo

Organized By

City of Indian Wells

Location

Indian Wells Resort Hotel
76661 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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