Sunnylands reopens


Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage will reopen to the public today after being closed for about two weeks for President Barack Obama's meeting with China's president.

Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at Sunnylands June 7-8. Sunnylands will be open through June 30 and closed July and August. The estate opened to the public last year.

The estate was built in the 1960s for Ambassador Walter Annenberg and his wife Leonore, with the goal of hosting retreats for the president and national and world leaders.

The 25,000-square-foot midcentury modern home was designed by architect A. Quincy Jones and sits on landscaped grounds that include a golf course by designer Dick Wilson. The estate has hosted presidents, foreign heads of state, Supreme Court justices and celebrities.

For information and tours, call (760) 328-2829 or go to http://sunnylands.org.

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