Archive for the ‘Mid-Century Modern Architecture’ Category

Mid-Century Modern in The Movie Colony East

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Back-at-Night

Imagine yourself entertaining friends & family in this uniquely redesigned mid-century ranch style home located in beautiful Movie Colony East. This home is complete with 4 comfortable bedrooms and 4 tastefully redone bathrooms, including a separate guest house, and a large 2 car garage. Enjoy preparing a gourmet meal surrounded by teak cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a beverage fridge, quartz counter tops, recessed lighting and a spacious kitchen island. Each room has a very distinctive view including a backyard view of the San Jacinto mountains. The generous outdoor space has also been designed with spa like features such as an outdoor private soaking tub, outdoor shower, fire pit with seating and a bubbling Buddha waterfall which have been added to create a relaxing and tranquil environment. This sanctuary is complete with elegant and water-wise landscaping and large pool area. Conveniently located close to downtown for a night out after a day in Paradise. Click here to see more photos or schedule a showing…

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

The Paul Kaplan Group Kicks Off 4th of July Weekend with Mid-Century Modern Open Houses

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

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Friends, family, clients, and customers of The Paul Kaplan Group kicked off this 4th of July holiday week end with two open houses. Kris Rain and Clay Baham hosted evening events at their listings at 1121 Pasatiempo Road and 862 E. Garden Road. These two sexy and updated mid-century, modern homes are located in two of Palm Springs’ hottest neighborhoods - Ruth Hardy Park and Racquet Club Estates. A variety of appetizers and cheeses from around the world greeted guests. Clay offered a huge dessert spread at his open house while Kris’ listing featured a water polo exhibition in the huge pool. Click here to sign up for invites to all future Paul Kaplan Group events.

New Listing in Sunrise Park

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

BACK OF HOUSE

In the heart of vibrant Sunrise Park, a well-maintained Alexander with architectural details to delight the Mid-Century Modern purist. The tongue-and-groove ceilings and guest bathroom shower tiles are in excellent condition. The house recently had new paint, windows, electrical, plumbing, & AC system. Complete list of upgrade available by request. The living room has an original fireplace for the cooler months – and a glass wall to the backyard for an indoor-outdoor feel. Step out and enjoy the large pool in the home’s flat backyard, which is spacious enough to add a spa or even casita. Additional features include a 2-car semi-enclosed garage (with plenty of storage space), a newer pool heater, and a newly paved concrete driveway. Some furnishings are included at no additional cost, per inventory list. More Information available by clicking here.

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

New Listing at Firebird Estates

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Incredible Mid Century Modern Delight on open grounds with green belts and fruit trees right by the pool. This is the best unit in the complex with unobstructed Southern and Western views! Unit has two patios, one with 180 degree views, the other more private facing West. This home is move-in ready. Firebird Estates is located in Central Palm Springs, walking distance to Restaurants and Shopping. The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Full Kitchen, Dining and Living areas. This unit also comes with a garage for a full size car. Unit is on fee-simple land, so you own the land. More photos and information available by clicking here.

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: Mid-Century Modern in Ruth Hardy Park

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Real Estate

If you’ve been hunting for a bargain priced mid-century modern home in Central Palm Springs, this is it. Cozy, Comfy and Cool! Located in the Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood, minutes from Palm Springs’ hot shopping and restaurants, you’ll find this 1950’s updated home featuring two bedrooms, and brick fireplace, updated kitchen, and your own private pool at 777 Calle Marcus. Swim naked? Of course!

Great mountain views can be enjoyed from the patio. A unique floor plan, where a poolside bedroom can act like its own casita or guest suite, closed off from the rest of the house if you want a little privacy from your visitors!

This is currently one of the lowest priced mid-century homes in central Palm Springs- move in ready!

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 in Sunmor: An Alexander Mid-Century Modern Classic

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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This gorgeous Mid Century 3BR/2BA home built by the famous Alexander Co. and designed by Architects Palmer and Kriesel is located in the sought after SUNMOR neighborhood. The post and beam architecture is highlighted by the tongue and groove ceiling and a large open living area. The long list of renovations include a new roof, new HVAC, 6 zone irrigation, buried power lines to the meter, new salt water pool and spa, new “PEX” plumbing thru out, new water line to street, double pane low-E oversized sliders, new vanities and toilets in bathrooms, and interior – exterior of entire house painted. The backyard will take your breath away! The Salt water pool and spa is surrounded by a unique desert landscaping garden where you can lounge and relax in your own private desert oasis. Enjoy the gorgeous mountain views from the 2 mid century style covered patios. In 2013, the existing garden shed was remodeled into a studio with Air!

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

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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, www.PS7Lakes.com. 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 www.PS7Lakes.com 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.

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, www.PaulKaplanGroup.com. 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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Palm Springs Art Museum Announces Fundraiser for Inaugural E. Stewart Williams Exhibit at Edwards Harris Pavilion

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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The board of the Architecture and Design Council have planned a special evening in support of the inaugural exhibition, An Eloquent Modernist, E. Stewart Williams, Architect, at the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion. This special fundraiser is at the home, which is one of the last designs by E. Stewart Williams, of Architecture and Design Center founders David Lee and Mark Nichols on Saturday, April 5th, from 6:00p.m. to 8:00pm.

The Palm Springs Art Museum recently purchased a historic 1961 bank building in downtown Palm Springs and is in the process of rehabilitating the iconic building to create the new Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.

The building, designed by renowned mid-century modern architect E. Stewart Williams, is located at 300 South Palm Canyon Drive and was originally designed to house the Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan. The building will be devoted to architecture and design and provide a space for exhibitions and programs, and includes an archive study space. A prime example of mid-century modern design, the building will provide a space for educational programming, community projects, and a retail merchandise area for unique design objects.

When completed, the A&D Center will be the country’s first historic structure to be transformed into a free-standing architecture and design museum that is housed in a modern building. The rehabilitation is an enormous undertaking, requiring both adhering to the Secretary of the Interior Standards for alterations to this historic property and bringing the building up to current 21st century building codes.

Robust fundraising efforts to support the transformation of the building are in process and the list of Founders continues to grow. More than thirty founders have already pledged support for the process, and the museum is seeking additional founders to join this prestigious group. Only 100 founder level memberships will be offered in total.  Founders memberships are $25,000 and can be paid over three years and comes with many special museum benefits including President’s Circle membership and Architect and Design Council membership. In addition, a handful of naming opportunities still exist.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $150 and available by contacting Paul Ortega at (760) 322-4818 or [email protected].

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

The Hollywood Reporter and the Celebrity-Infused Palm Springs Real Estate Market

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

First of all, I think every real estate agent and home seller in the greater Palm Springs real estate market owes Alexandria Abramian of The Hollywood Reporter a giant, sincere thank you. Let us here at The Paul Kaplan Group be the first to say it, tweet it, publicize it, and put out there on the internet. Thank you Alexandria Abramian! Thank you Hollywood Reporter! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Alexandria Abramian

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or on a cruise to the Galapagos, I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the Dinah Shore house in Old Las Palmas for $5.2 million. Every gossip, entertainment, business, desert-area, and real estate website posted the story almost simultaneously. It was a DiCaprio frenzy as every form of media reported the sale of an iconic architectural property to a buzz-worthy celebrity. However, most websites and publications moved on. As quickly as the sale was reported the story died except for a few plagiarized email blasts and blog posts from local real estate agents.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Home in Old Las Palmas

But it seems as if Palm Springs has a real estate cheerleader in Alexandria Abramian. Not only did she write the most impressive article of all regarding DiCaprio’s purchase but she continued covering the Palm Springs real estate market. Since that original DiCaprio article she has followed up with three more articles on desert area real estate with emphasis on our celebrity draw. And now we hear Anne Hathaway is looking for a desert getaway. Could Ms. Hathaway have been influenced by Abramian’s articles? It’s very likely. I can only wonder what other celebrities are valiantly searching the internet for available desert properties in an effort to keep up. It’s very likely since a few well-known names have popped up in our database as of late.

Her follow up article, Leonardo DiCaprio Leads a Boom in Palm Springs Real Estate, is purely free real estate marketing for everyone in the desert. Not only does she cover the virtues of being a celebrity desert-area homeowner, but she practically begs everyone in Hollywood to get out here now and buy. Thank you Alexandria Abramian. Thank you Hollywood Reporter.

Abramian’s other current articles include a feature on Suzanne Somer’s Palm Springs retreat as well as an article on the exclusive Bighorn Country Club. I can only hope she is planning more.

Thank you Alexandria from the bottom of my heart. We here in the desert real estate profession could not have asked for a better gift. If you find yourself in the area, please stop by our office, say hi, and pick up a souvenir pen, key chain, and t-shirt. It’s our gift in return.

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

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