From James McClain’s “Apple CEO Tim Cook Buys Lavish Estate in La Quinta’s Madison Club” posted Sunday on The Dirt:
Although long suspected, it’s taken until now to finally confirm that the mystery Silicon Valley buyer who paid $10.1 million for a mansion in La Quinta’s celebrity-infested Madison Club was Apple chieftain Tim Cook.
Developed by Discovery Land Company, guard-gated Madison Club has become primarily known for expensive homes, its highly-ranked Tom Fazio-designed course, and for its many celebrity residents. Other Madison Club homeowners include Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, Cindy Crawford, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Nike founder Phil Knight and Scooter Braun…
Spanning 10,000 square feet, the sprawling home is vaguely Germanic in all its hard-edged and austere glory. Spec-built by a developer and completed in late 2018, place is essentially color-free throughout, with only a few shades of brown and beige to balance the whites and grays that otherwise fill the interiors. Still, there’s plenty of wall space for a colorful modern art collection, and the dazzling sunset views are certainly brilliant. All of the home’s five bedrooms have their own ensuite full bathrooms, and there are additionally two powder rooms on the premises.
And yes, the house is as fully loaded as you’d expect from a property belonging to a CEO of the world’s most valuable company. Other amenities include a lounge, executive office and a wet bar with custom billiard table. There are also two kitchens, one a gourmet affair and the other a “butler’s” kitchen, each appointed with top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Automated glass pocket doors allow for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
The home’s backyard faces due west, ideal for a Madison Club residence because that view captures the ruggedly beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. Out back, there’s an infinity-edged swimming pool with its own swim-up bar and Baja shelf for watery sunbathing, plus a patio with a firepit and built-in BBQ center. Air-conditioned loggias provide the perfect place for al fresco entertaining. And for socializing, all Madison Club residents to a central clubhouse with fine dining and exclusive spa/gym facilities.
My take: Cook has earned the right to buy whatever $10 million bauble he wants. To me, though, his house looks like a hotel suite on steroids. And who would want the Kardashians as neighbors?
Cue some interiors…