If a house is a machine for living in, then Evening Star—Rancho Mirage’s most captivating modernist estate to hit the market this year—is an engine of pure architectural delight.

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The jewel box estate, originally designed by Steve Chase of Holden & Johnson Architects in 1985 and re-envisioned by developer Richard Weintraub in 2010, spans across 2.5 acres of the prestigious gated Thunderbird Cove community.

Evening Star backs up to the Santa Rosa Mountains on the west with a championship lit tennis court on the east. And, like its name suggests, the home rests under a blanket of black desert sky dotted with billions of far-off white stars at night.

This feeling of oneness with nature, wrapped in the privacy of home, is just the sort of experience one tends to seek out in California’s rugged desert.

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For more on this estate and other stories appearing in the February issue of Previews Inside Out, visit previewsinsideout.com.