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We Sell More Than Just Mid-Century Modern Properties at The Paul Kaplan Group – We Just Listed This Authentic Spanish Home in South Palm Springs

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Although we are the local experts on architectural properties, we also sell other quality homes in addition to the Mid-Century style. For example, Robert Parham of The Paul Kaplan Group just listed this very special Palm Springs property. Casa de Lucia is a whimsical 1938 Spanish home in the Tahquitz River Estates neighborhood filled with original character throughout. A walled and gated private front garden provides a welcoming entrance. Park-like grounds with lush landscaping and tranquil patio areas surround the property. A Thoughtful restoration in keeping with the period was completed just a couple of years ago. The living areas include a living room, dining room, den, and large great room. The kitchen has stainless appliances, decorative tile floors, wood counter tops and a Walker and Zanger subway tile back splash. A quaint butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the great room. There are three comfortable bedrooms with ample closet space and two large bathrooms. Wood beam ceilings, two large fireplaces, wood floors, Spanish tiles, French doors and arched doorways accent the home appropriately. You will feel like your at a resort at the pool area, complete with outdoor covered dining area, misting system and bonus pool cabana or game room.

The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural & significant homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs area.

Just Listed at Village Traditions

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Palm Springs Real Estate

Just Listed at Village Traditions by Kris Rain of The Paul Kaplan Group: Newer Construction with beautiful views of our mountains, urban living so close to the action of downtown Palm Springs! This end unit feels very private within the complex. Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 1 and 1 downstairs and 2 and 2 upstairs. The downstairs bedrooms closet has been replaced with built ins so can be used as a den, office or media room (tax roll shows as a den) but is currently being used as a bedroom. Many upgrades in this condo, stainless appliances, granite counters, upgraded tile and nice neutral custom interior paint. Cheerful patio with gorgeous views. This is a very clean and lovely condo. Fantastic community pool, spa and gym. Attached 2 car garage for your convenience and all your toys.


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Alex Dethier and Everything Seven Lakes Country Club

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Seven Lakes Country Club

Seven Lakes Country Club, Palm Springs, is a gated community that offers unique country club living experiences. Located in southwest Palm Springs, Seven Lakes features breathtaking views over an open-air 18-hole executive golf course and spectacular mid-century modern architecture in the form of a William Cody-designed clubhouse and Ric Harrison-designed condo units.

Alex Dethier of The Paul Kaplan Group has recently unveiled a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate website dedicated solely to Seven Lakes Country Club, The site includes available properties,

Alex Dethier, REALTOR

Alex Dethier, REALTOR

sold units, hot new listings, community news, and helpful resources. With this site, Alex offers complete one-stop shopping for Seven Lakes Country Club. If you are looking to buy or sell a Seven Lakes property, then it is definitely worthwhile to take advantage of the website.

Seven Lakes amenities include a 24-hour guarded gate, vibrant golf course community, clubhouse with member restaurant and bar facilities, 15 heated community swimming pools and spas, barbecues, and full-sized tennis courts. Additionally, members enjoy common area landscaping services, a full executive golf course, and a strong 30-year reserve funding program. Located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the Palm Springs International Airport, it is the perfect place to experience the carefree desert lifestyle.

On February 19, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed eighteen holes of golf at Seven Lakes Country Club. This historic meeting of the presidents played a significant role in establishing Palm Springs as the “playground of the presidents.”

After years of marketing experience in northern California, real estate investor Alex Dethier is now a Palm Springs real estate agent at the Paul Kaplan Group. Energetic and passionate about real estate, Alex also recently launched the company’s condominium arm, Palm Springs Condos. He focuses on helping his clients—buyers and sellers alike—meet their real estate needs, and he prides himself on his integrity, professionalism, and knowledge. Alex was Top New Agent at the Paul Kaplan Group in 2013.

The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs, California, area.

Turnkey Furnished Palm Springs Real Estate Opportunity

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Palm Springs Real Estate

This great, spacious late mid century home is owned by the author of many books, including Modern RetroLiving Modern, Living Retro, Sarasota Modern and Highrise Living. Listed by Mike Johnson of the Paul Kaplan Group and built in 1979, it has the elements of the earlier homes yet all the modernity of a later one.The landscape is mature, with large swimming and reflecting pools & private hot tub. There are over 20 tall rustling palms.The interior is an eclectic mix of all mid century. Offered turn-key furnished, this two-bedroom, two-bath Palm Springs Real Estate Opportunity with pool and spa is an excellent income producing property. There is also a large 2 car garage with extra storage. Contact Mike Johnson to a private showing.

The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs, California, area.

Just Listed: A. Quincy Jones Designed Country Club Estates Condo

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Palm Springs Modern Real Estate

Built in 1965, there are outstanding Southwest mountain views from this original builders model featuring over 1,900 SF. Excellent opportunity to create an idyllic mid-century modern property in meticulous original condition. Designed by A. Quincy Jones, this property features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, atrium, terrazzo flooring and block fireplace. Walls of window and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors create the atmosphere of indoor/outdoor living.

For more information regarding this Country Club Estates condo, contact The Paul Kaplan Group at (760) 459-1396 or visit their website, The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs, California, area.

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Five Perfect Palm Springs Pools

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

With daily temperatures hovering around 85 degrees, we’ll be the first to admit that it’s often hard to stay inside the office and work. Truthfully, the day sometimes seems better spent lounging around poolside basking in the sun while enjoying a wonderful mountain view. However, that’s all part of the Palm Springs lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of five Palm Springs pools perfect for an escape from work.

569 N. Farrell 



1633 Via Roberto Miguel



980 E. Garden



1080 E. Alejo Road 



310 S. Patencio Road



To see these or any Palm Springs pool homes, contact The Paul Kaplan Group. The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs area.

Mid-Century Modern in Racquet Club Estates

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Post and beam construction and an original fireplace highlight this home located in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood. Designed by Palmer and Krisel, this mid-century modern home boasts an open floorplan, with sliders that open out to a private lanai, wonderful for entertaining outdoors.

The south facing back yard features a large pool and mature landscaping. Enjoy wonderful mountain views as you lounge poolside in the privacy of your own home. Although only 1,225 SF, the typical size of these homes built originally built by the Alexander Construction Company. they live much larger, due to the open concept living areas, and extensive use of windows.

Ca be enjoyed as a full time residence or vacation home. These Alexander Homes are quite popular for visitors wishing to stay in a Mid-Century Home while visiting Palm Springs. For more information please contact use and we can provide you with potential rental income info too. Listed for $486,000.

Lights, Camera, Action – The Paul Kaplan Group Produces Real Estate Videos

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Custom built in 1951 by Paul Summers and Caroline Birge (Hicks), who built the Ingleside Inn, this Movie Colony area home is available for $1,199,000. The family sold the house in 2003 to current owners who completed an intensive renovation with architect Sean Lockyear that is sympathetic to the original design.Substantial upgrades include: terrazzo tile floor, stacked stone fireplace, wood beam ceiling, an added master bath, exterior stucco, dual-pane, low E aluminum-framed casement windows, plumbing, electrical,lanai, pool/spa(with spectactular mountain views), solar, HVAC, gourmet kitchen (which includes Viking range, Wolf oven, SubZero Fridge, custom counters), desert landscape with three dramatic fire pits, and front/rear water features. Original features are: tongue and groove ceiling, living room bar, and flagstone planter at front entry. This home is to be featured on the Modernism Week Garden Tour.  Located just a few doors from Twin Palms, the Frank Sinatra Estate, it is also a convenient location for access to downtown shops, restaurants, and Ruth Hardy Park.  For more info, please visit and please feel free share our real estate videos with friends, family, and social media circles.

Other Real Estate Videos Include:

1191 E. Francis Drive:

Home Sweet Home- For those that love Mid-Century homes but don’t want to hassle with renovations yourself, this may be the perfect option. Located in the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, this Alexander Construction Co home designed by Palmer and Krisel, has been meticulously updated, while maintaining the original era elements and charm. The open floor plan features a remodeled kitchen with vintage style appliances, retro-formica countertops, and a center island with boomerang legs. Post and beam construction and tongue & grove ceilings, highlight the space, including an original fireplace. The south-facing oversized lot, features amazing views, which can be enjoyed from the numerous lounging areas, fire pit, or from floating in the recently resurfaced pool. Inside, dual pane windows, updated plumbing, newer roof, wired sound system, + more, all add to the 21st comforts of this home. Offered furnished, ready to enjoy.

3030 De Anza Road:

Soak up the stunning mountain views from the pool of this semi-circular day-dream of a house. Feel like you’re in Trousdale in Beverly Hills, or Bel Air while enjoying the sun and blue skies of #PalmSprings. Master suite on one end and second en-suite bedroom at the opposite end with gorgeous living room, kitchen and dining rooms between. Private hedged front yard makes this an ideal hideaway or vacation rental. Sumptuous furnishings and drapery finish the look……

556 E. Lindsey Drive:

Mid-century meets 2013 convenience at this Palm Springs “Butterfly” home originally built by the Alexander Construction Co. Taken down to the studs this home has upgrades and new construction amenities you wish in a new home but with its architectural bones intact. New systems include underground electrical, main line, plumbing and gas lines, tankless water heater, low e-sliders and windows, foam roof, custom smooth coat stucco, HVAC, re-plastered pool and much, much more (see complete list).

This home pays homage to its mid-century roots with a streamlined stylish kitchen, baths and fireplace. A neutral color scheme gives the new homeowner options in adding a pop of color, lots of it or keeping it simple.

Lighting in the living area highlights the exposed beamed ceiling and the fireplace has a simple clean surround. Ceasarstone waterfall island and Ann Sacks tile are features of the kitchen. The master has a separate walk-in closet and laundry room and bath with designer tile and Hansgrohe fixtures. Select furnishings are available.

Enjoy a plunge in the pool with great mountain views, barbecue under the stars and setup cocktails on the kitchen island. You just need to move in.


Contact us to make real estate videos for your properties!

Sophisticated Meiselman in Racquet Club Estates

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

paul kaplan group palm springs real estate

The Paul Kaplan Group is representing this sophisticated Meiselman on one of the best streets in Racquet Club Estates! Remodeled, light and bright throughout. Includes attached, remodeled one bedroom guest house with kitchen. Main house is light and bright with open kitchen. Silestone counter tops, new appliances, 24X24 white porcelain tile floors, Milgrade doors and windows. Bedrooms have direct access to pool, volleyball, Bocci ball, outdoor fire-pits, BBQ, hot tub and views of Mt San Jacinto. Will also be an ideal vacation rental. Close to the Uptown Design District and Palm Springs Riviera…. $695,000.

New Listing in Historic Tennis Club Area of Palm Springs

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Group

Mike Johnson of The Paul Kaplan Group has just listed – Fantastic Herbert Burns Mid Century Tennis Club Estate in the heart of Palm Springs. Offered FULLY FURNISHED. Incredible income producing opportunity in a great location.

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