The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to sponsor Leisure Life Weekend for the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF), a celebration of south Palm Springs’ unique collection of midcentury “lifestyle” condominiums. This weekend and tour will also bring attention to the little known Canyon Country Club Colony, Canyon View Estates, and other communities that the general public is unfamiliar with.
Included in the weekend is the publication of a PSPF tribute journal (authored by board member Erik Rosenow) which places these fascinating condominiums in their respective social, historical and architectural contexts. Through rarely-seen vintage photographs and advertisements, the tribute journal captures the allure of the “leisure lifestyle” and the glamor it promised to middle-class home buyers.
The celebratory weekend kicks-off with a swanky Friday evening cocktail party. The Saturday house tour focuses on the Canyon View Estates condominium complex (designed by architect William Krisel) but features the best of other notable south Palm Springs condominium developments. The Sunday house tour of the Kings Point condominium complex shows how the lifestyle condominium phenomenon matured into modernist designs bordering on the “lavish.”
Schedule and Tickets
“Leisure Life” Weekend Multi-pass includes one ticket to
all events below (a $25 savings)
Friday, March 22
5-8PM Opening Night Cocktail Party
Join us for an enjoyable evening at one of the largest golf course-adjacent units in the Kings Point condominium complex. This stunning modernist home, designed by architect William Krisel in 1967, has been recently renovated and features beautiful interior design by Luis Ortega (principal of Luis Ortega Interiors). Upon arrival guests will be greeted with a “country club cocktail” specially created to celebrate the weekend. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served.
Saturday, March 23
10AM-4PM House Tour
Take a fascinating tour of more than a dozen condominium units in south Palm Springs’ that capture the midcentury “leisure lifestyle.” Included are units found in Canyon View Estates (1962) and Villa Roma (1964), among others. Refreshments will be served at the last tour house in Canyon View Estates. “Leisure Life” tribute journal author Erik Rosenow will be available to sign journals and answer questions. Price includes a copy of the 32-page journal and a collectible tour map. A one-hour lunch break is scheduled.
Sunday, March 24
9AM-12:30PM Champagne Breakfast & House Tour
To complete your “Leisure Life” Weekend experience, join us for a champagne breakfast at The Indian Canyons Golf Resort (formerly the Canyon Country Club) designed by midcentury architect Donald Wexler in 1962. After breakfast enjoy a tour of several condominium homes in the nearby Kings Point condominium complex designed by architect William Krisel in 1967. Price includes a copy of the 32-page journal and a collectible tour map.
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The Paul Kaplan Group represents homes in all of the neighborhoods featured on the Leisure Life Weekend tour. For a highlight of various listings, click here. Or call us at 760-459-1396. The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm in the heart of Palm Springs, specializing on mid-century and modern homes.