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The estate house from across one of the lakes on the golf course. (Photo by Ned Redway.)

A Western White House: A desert oasis of presidential power

President Barack Obama will be the ninth president to visit the historic 200-acre Rancho Mirage, Calif. estate, which was designed by A. Quincy Jones in 1961.

Click through for photos of past presidents and the magnitude of the estate's midcentury modern architecture and style, and click here to watch our interview with the director of the Sunnylands Center and Gardens.