Saturday, January 28, 2012

President Ford’s Home on Market for $1.7 Million

The 6,316-square-foot Rancho Mirage, Calif., home belonging to the late President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford is up for sale at $1.699 million.

The one-story, flat-roof home overlooks a golf course and features his and her offices, five bedrooms, and six-and-a-half bathrooms. The Ford’s moved into the home after leaving the White House in 1978.

The home still contains the original furniture and looks very similar to the way it did when the Ford’s first moved there, says the real estate agent listing the home, Nelda Linsk. The home still has floral patterns in the bedroom and lime and avocado fabrics featured in the dining and great rooms.

“They were very private people,” Linsk told the Gannett News Service. “They didn’t want anything showy.”

President Ford passed away in December 2006, and Betty Ford died in July 2011.

Source: “Fords’ Rancho Mirage Home Goes up for Sale for $1.7 Million,” The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) (Jan. 23, 2012) and “President Ford’s House for Sale,” Gannett News Service (Jan. 25, 2012)

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