Fans of modernist master William Cody will thrill at this collection of homes he created along the fairway at exclusive Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Though each house is distinctly Cody, no two are alike. Ticket holders will have access to the interiors of five homes as well as the grounds of this special enclave.
Built later in his career, Cody Court exemplifies the seamless connection between interior and exterior. All of the homes on tour have historic designation and are an example of communal living when most of Palm Springs was hotels or private homes.
Tamarisk Country Club was developed by four of the five Marx Brothers notable in street signs like “Gummo” and “Harpo.” It was the second 18-hole golf course developed in the desert. Danny Kaye, George Burns and Jack Benny were active members. Harpo’s widow, Susan Fleming Marx, was an original owner at Cody Court and lived in the neighborhood until her death.
Cody’s daughter, Catherine Cody Nemirovsky, will be on site for the tour to give her unique perspective and insight into the architect as a person. Cathy has been involved in the preservation of her father's archives for many years. Author Melissa Riche, whose book “Mod Mirage” sparked new interest in the midcentury modern buildings of Rancho Mirage will also be on hand to talk about the city’s unique contribution to the genre. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from this tour will support architectural preservation and improvements to the property.
Things to Know
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time to check-in.
This tour is for all ages., There is ample street parking.
Photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
Private homes are not wheelchair accessible.
Please no pets, food or smoking allowed in homes.
Bathrooms in homes are not available.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Tamarisk Fairway Homeowners Association.
Event Check-in Location
37659 Palm View Road, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Photo Credits: Kevin Miller
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