Sunnylands

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Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a 200 acre estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization.wikipedia
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Rancho Mirage, California

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Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a 200 acre estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization.
The Annenberg Estate or Sunnylands, owned by philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, had long been popular with the wealthy and powerful, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Patrick Macnee and Mary Martin.

Walter Annenberg

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The property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple from 1966, when the house was completed.
At Sunnylands, his 220-acre estate near Palm Springs, California, he entertained royalty, presidents and other celebrities; it is now a museum and retreat center dedicated to furthering the Annenbergs' legacies.

William Haines

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Renowned interior designer and former screen actor William Haines and assistant Ted Graber were the interior designers on the project.
Maintaining a home in Palm Springs, California, Haines and Ted Graber designed the interiors of Walter and Leonore Annenberg's "Sunnylands" estate in nearby Rancho Mirage.

Leonore Annenberg

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The property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple from 1966, when the house was completed.
Friends of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, the Annenbergs hosted the Reagans annually at their Rancho Mirage, California estate, "Sunnylands".

A. Quincy Jones

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University of Southern California professor A. Quincy Jones.
In 1966 Jones designed "Sunnylands," the 200 acre (2.6 km²) estate and 32,000 square foot (3,000 m²) home of Walter Annenberg in Rancho Mirage, California.

Frank Sinatra

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Other notable people who have visited the property include Frank Sinatra (who was married there), Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck, Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Truman Capote, Mary Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
The couple married on July 11, 1976, at Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, the estate of media magnate Walter Annenberg.

Annenberg Foundation

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The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is the former private estate of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg.

Frederick Fisher (architect)

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As the architect for several renowned cultural landmarks including the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, and the visitor's center of the Sunnylands Estate in Rancho Mirage, California.

Xi Jinping

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President Barack Obama used the site to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013,
Xi visited the United States at Sunnylands Estate in California in a 'shirtsleeves summit' with U.S. President Barack Obama in June 2013, although this was not considered a formal state visit.

University of Southern California

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University of Southern California professor A. Quincy Jones.

Riverside County, California

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At one time, the house was the largest in Riverside County.

Vincent van Gogh

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When the Annenbergs were in residence, the main house hosted a significant art collection acquired by the couple, with about 50 works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Andrew Wyeth, and Monet.

Andrew Wyeth

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When the Annenbergs were in residence, the main house hosted a significant art collection acquired by the couple, with about 50 works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Andrew Wyeth, and Monet.

Claude Monet

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When the Annenbergs were in residence, the main house hosted a significant art collection acquired by the couple, with about 50 works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Andrew Wyeth, and Monet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Many of their paintings were donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art following Walter Annenberg's death in 2002.

Tamarix

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The house is hidden from public view; a pink-brick wall surrounds the estate, as do hundreds of eucalyptus and olive trees and a thick belt of Tamarisk trees.

Richard Nixon

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

Gerald Ford

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

Ronald Reagan

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

Bill Clinton

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

George H. W. Bush

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

George W. Bush

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During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama used the site to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, During the Annenbergs' lifetime, eight U.S. presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited the estate.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

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Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the late 1970s, the family of the Shah of Iran was invited to seek refuge at Sunnylands.

Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited for lunch, and Prince Charles made occasional weekend visits.