gerald ford

The Ford Escape

A couple revives the Rancho Mirage fantasy estate built by President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford.

Kent Black Home & Design, Real Estate

When John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke bought the Rancho Mirage home of the late President Gerald and Betty Ford, they didn’t become the home’s owners. They became its stewards. It was 1976. President Gerald Ford and his family left Washington, D.C., the White House, and his defeat in the recent presidential elections by populist Democrat Jimmy Carter. It may have