Next Saturday, October 12 from 8am to 12pm, celebrate with the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear at our second Modernism Yard Sale
Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs October 11-14 for a Kick-off Weekend of double-decker bus and walking tours, parties and our Modernism Yard Sale. Our first Modernism Yard Sale last Feb. left people clamoring for more so we’re here to oblige.
We are full and excited by our fabulous vendors selling Mid-Century modern pieces. Here’s a taste to whet your appetite.
- Jacques Caussin: Kosta Boda decorative glass and French ’50s ceramics
- Tayva Martinez: Knoll & Heywood Wakefield furniture, vintage textiles and dinnerware from Homer Laughlin, Red Wing and Syracuse.
- Boulevard: Shop at 800 N Palm Canyon Drive, fantastic Milo Baughman Sofa and chairs at the sale
- Deja Vu Vintage Finery: Shop at 664 n Palm Canyon Drive, at the sale great men’s and women’s one of a kind vintage at sale prices!
- Vintage Americano: Classic vintage jeans, wall sculpture by Curtis Jere, Mid-Century West German vases.
- Kristi Yelich: Phyllis Morris end tables, vintage bar ware and ’60s casual wear
- GoModRetro: Furniture dealers from Huntington Beach, Danish modern Sofas, Chairs and end tables, Mid-Century decor
- Jim at Kimoclutter: American Martinsville dining set, Brown Jordan “Regent Alumicane” patio furniture, and a large Redwood slab desk.
- Swank Interiors: Shop at 462 S Palm Canyon Dr, vintage tea carts, Mid-Century wall art, and decorative glass and bar ware at the sale
- Celia Mason: ’70s Haeger Pottery, Raymor Pottery, vintage jewelry, Mid-Century art and textiles.
- Tricia Jurovic & Tina Kastelan: vintage Knoll pieces.
Modernism Yard Sale is hosted by the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear
Tasty Treats and maybe some Tall Tales to share with friends. We’ll see you there!
Questions? Contact Chris Bale: 323-632-1701
Check out the Modernism Week site for information on all the weekend’s events.
We have some exciting new Mid-Century modern listings at the Paul Kaplan Group. See them here at PaulKaplanGroup.com
Don’t forget Gary Johns’ popular talk “Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs” on Sunday, October 12 at 10 at the Palm Springs Women’s Club - it’s free with prior reservation - details here. We’ll be there!!
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What could be better than stepping inside the front door to sexy styling, a soaring open beamed cathedral ceiling and wall of glass looking onto a cool turquoise pool with a waterfall surrounded by lush greenery? Drop your suitcase by the front door, pause to take in the sexy styling and relaxing scene, step outside, and plunge into the pool.
This Chino Canyon home was designed and remodeled to be private and unassuming from the street with desert landscaping in that blends into the neighborhood but WOW!! your sexy resort living begins as you open the front door.
Built in 1957 this 3 bedroom 2 bath home was purchased by Chicago interior designer Jack Wozniak in 2004 and remodeled from the studs up. After remodeling two bungalows at the Racquet Club Garden Villas and spending a few years in Palm Springs part-time Jack decided to make this easy living town his full-time home. While living at the Garden Villas he began looking for a home that had good bones and he could redesign to make his private resort retreat.
Chino Canyon was the perfect locale for his project, a quiet neighborhood that embraces the desert landscape on the edge of downtown. Jack didn’t want to live behind a wall and this house set back from the street and unassuming from the outside became a perfect canvas for his project.
Re-imagining this 1182 sft home is why it feels so much larger and roomier than it’s footprint. From floor to ceiling, all design elements in the home lead the eye to the lush outdoor resort space beyond and create the quintessential Palm Springs indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Jack’s interior palette is simple, elegant and monochromatic, it makes the bones of the home and the view outside the star.
The white beams, darks floors, Carrera marble and floor-to-ceiling windows, all serve to create a warm space on the inside, the green hedging and blue pool serve as living paintings to the outdoors and add bright pops of color to the indoor spaces. Jack designed low-backed furniture in the living and outdoor spaces to keep the views uninterrupted. Select wood antiques add depth to the design and items like mercury glass, an 1870 Italian silver tureen and Venetian mirrors reflect the outdoors and light inside. The kitchen’s Carrera marble counters meet the window edge and continue the indoor/outdoor feel. A fireplace adds to the evening drama of the water wall feature beyond. (more…)
Escena Palm Springs, where panoramic mountain views, golf, dining and contemporary architecture combine to create a relaxed resort lifestyle.
Beautiful Brunch on the Grill Patio at Escena Palm Springs
Not only does Escena offer beautiful homes, but it also offers; a popular restaurant, the Escena Grill with dramatic views and beautiful outdoor dining; a notable Niklaus designed gold course at the Escena Golf Club; low HOA fees and a Bark Park. Escena Palm Springs is where you create your own individual resort lifestyle.
We have an exciting home to share with you at Escena Palm Springs represented by Kris Rain at the Paul Kaplan Group. This home, built in 2011, has golf course and western mountain views and walls of glass that bring those views indoors. With a saltwater pool and spa, built-in barbecue and lots of living space, this home offers outdoor entertainment day and night.
It is a Plan 1 model on Spaulding Lane with private courtyard, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and has been lovingly cared for with nice upgrades.
Talk to Kris at 760-218-6079 for more information on this Escena Spaulding Lane home or to set-up a showing.
The Paul Kaplan Group can help you discover what type of home fits your needs and will guide you through the home-buying process whether its a new home, or resale. We sell more re-sale homes in Escena than any other group.
Another Escena home that is being represented by the Paul Kaplan Group is this 2 story beauty with private pool. An entertainer’s dream with formal dining room, butler’s pantry, dry bar area and open plan living on the first floor and flexible space for a second floor great room or office with balcony overlooking the pool. Call Paul at 760-459-1396 with any questions on this home or for more information on Escena’s resort lifestyle.
Visit us online at PaulKaplanGroup.com
For more information on resort living and new home construction at Escena Palm Springs check out these 2 articles, Escena Palm Springs where Living is Art with Mid-Century Style and Palm Springs Budding Signs of New Home Development
Photography by Chadwick Turner
Snow Creek is the first pearl on the “String of Pearls” of natural beauties that make up the Coachella Valley
From the moment you turn off Highway 111 onto Snow Creek Road you are drawn to the dramatic snow-covered north face of San Jacinto. But nestled into the base of the mountains amidst a grove of olive trees is your destination, Snow Creek, about 10 minutes outside of Palm Springs.
A private village of 39 homes nestled into the base of the San Jacinto mountains, Snow Creek commands sweeping vistas of the valley beyond and the untouched native landscape.
The Wanikik band of the Cahuilla Indians spent hundreds of years fishing for trout around the village and a cave above it is believed to have been used for shaman rituals. Natural springs and snow-melt ensure the waterfalls above the village run year-round.
Snow Creek was also a stop on the Wells Fargo Pony Express in the early 1800′s, used to rest and water the horses and passengers. Early railroad workers also used Snow Creek as a water source and get-a-way from the summer heat on the valley floor.
By 1920 Sicilian sheep farmers planted the olive grove in Snow Creek that is lovingly cared for today. Today’s village began as a fishing camp, homes were built along the creek and generations of families have used the village as a second home set amidst the cottonwoods and desert williows. The creek was diverted by the Desert Water Agency in the 60′s but the village is just as charming today.
Snow Creek has also been a haven for artists, outdoor enthusiasts and seekers of privacy and quiet throughout the years. This is most notable in the vernacular design of some of the homes in town from the storybook style home Van Pelt built for his bride made of native rock, concrete and driftwood to the mid-century modern D’Angelo rotating polygonal home, made from his company’s aluminum, the Beatles are thought to have spent time there.
Today there are artists like Chris Neil, a valley native, who has made Snow Creek his home. His love of the area is evident in the sculpture around his house and in the new home he has built in the village.
Located on 15926 Cottonwood Rd this new custom home has been built around an original rock chimney. It’s a contemporary home that gives homage to the village’s past with the material used in its construction. Set amidst the boulders, an artistic cor-ten steel screen flanks the entrance to the home. Step through the steel and glass front door into the great room and kitchen beyond. The house is light and bright with clerestory windows and windows framing your view of the north face of San Jacinto beyond. The steel roof is suspended high above on long wood and metal trusses giving the space a lofty open feeling.
There is a wood-buring fireplace/stove in the great room with lots of built-ins and polished concrete floors throughout the home. Carrara marble counters, high-end appliances, fixtures and cabinets round out the kitchen with mountain views and a slider to the outdoor patio.
Starry nights can be enjoyed from the bedroom suite clerestory windows. The spa-like bath has floor-to-ceiling tile and built-in storage.
Roll out a yoga mat, pull out a book by the fire or gaze out the windows at the amazing view beyond. This is a home for anyone seeking beauty and easy living in an unique desert community.
For any questions on this special home please call Kris Rain at 760-218-6079 or paulkaplangroup.com
Chris Neil is president of P.S.I. General Contractors, a family valley business since 1954. Chris specializes in both new build, renovations and restorations on mid-century modern and southwestern style homes. He has done full restorations on both Donald Welxer and William Cody properties. Chris lives up the road in Snow Creek, you’ll know it when you see it.
For more on the story of Snow Creek and its people watch Huell Howser’s 2002 story on Snow Creek from his archive at Chapman University and check out Palm Springs Life’s online archive for stories on Snow Creek.
Photography by Chadwick Turner
Palm Springs 75, today is the birthday celebration for our beloved city of Palm Springs. 75 years of a sun-filled and fun lifestyle that is a hallmark of our city. We love all of Palm Springs’ history but here at the Paul Kaplan Group we celebrate our mid-century past and the architecture that has made Palm Springs famous.
Join us for the free city birthday party at the O’Donnell Golf Course from 3 to 9 pm today for food, fireworks and festivities. We are celebrating all the decades of our history and the Paul Kaplan Group is helping celebrate the Alexanders. Look for the Alexander banners and come by to say hello.
Enjoy the Palm Springs 75 celebration and don’t miss the fireworks!!
Here are a few Alexander Construction Co. homes to get you in the mood to celebrate, for more call Paul at 760-459-1396 or visit our website www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
Modernism Week Meet-Up
It’s been a busy week for the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs at Modernism Week. We love modernism, supporting our community & taking care of our clients. So we’ve been busy entertaining, volunteering, participating and of course showing property.
This is some of what our group has been up to during Modernism Week.
Check out the Desert Sun article on our Modernism Yard Sale.
Call us at 760-459-1396
Visit us at 1701 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Food, Fun and Fabulous Shopping!!
Celebrate with the Paul Kaplan Group at our Modernism Week Yard Sale
Sunday, February 24 8am to 1pm
hosted by the Paul Kaplan Group and Modern Bear
Tasty Treats and maybe some Tall Tales to share with friends
Want to sell stuff at our Modernism Week Yard Sale?
For Booth Info, Email Chris Bale at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll see you there!
Check out the Modernism Week site for information on all the week’s events.
We have some exciting new mid-century modern listings at the Paul Kaplan Group. See them here at www.PaulKaplanGroup.com
This lecture and tour by the Palm Springs Art Museum about the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas is a great opportunity this coming weekend to get a peek at the villas designed by William Cody and built by Paul Trousdale. Originally part of the famous Racquet Club, the villas were intended to give guests privacy but easy access to resort activities.
A Desert Oasis at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas
Lushly landscaped by Philip A. Shipley, landscape architect to celebrities such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg, the complex boasts a babbling brook, amazing views, beautiful pool and mature plantings that have created an oasis in the desert at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas.
Award-winning contemporary architect, Reuel A. Young AIA, creates a living wall of art inside by designing his Palm Springs architectural home to take advantage of the magnificent views outside.
Built in 2004 this contemporary Palm Springs architectural home was sited in Chino Canyon to take advantage of the magnificent views, create privacy and enjoy the wonderful indoor/outdoor lifestyle possible in Palm Springs.
Natural elements surround you from the moment you step in the front gate, from the native plants; mosaics decorating the entry posts; natural quartzite as you step in the front door; the soaring ceilings supported by wooden beams; to the light streaming in from the walls of glass that highlight the living spaces of this home. Industrial finishes such as metal ceilings and stained concrete floors add contrast to this casual and stylish contemporary Palm Springs architectural home. (more…)