Archive for the ‘Palm Springs’ Category

Mid-Century Modern in The Movie Colony East

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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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

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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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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

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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.

Private Zen: A Backyard Bathhouse

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Californians are known for their desire for privacy and here in Palm Springs, we aren’t any different. Small fortunes are spent to create backyard paradises and to subsequently construct huge walls, fences, or privacy hedges to block the world from looking in. Whether it be a lush garden, sparking pool, or fully-stocked koi pond, in essence, we are all looking for the perfect private zen space.

For Paul Kaplan Group Agent Kris Rain, personal zen means escape from the work-day world. It means escape from an always-on-the-go job. So whenever possible, Kris escapes to her private zen space: A custom built backyard bathhouse.

When Kris came across a vintage claw foot tub (an extreme rarity in the desert), she decided to put it to good use. She immediately called her contractor and began work on a detached bath conveniently located just steps outside her back door. Of course, the bath tub is the focal point of the room.

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Lots of windows and a rustic feel make the tiny structure warm and comfortable. According to Kris, the best way to utilize the tub is to be surrounded by candles. “I created the bath house as a sanctuary where I can go to be nurtured and recharged, its a place to go to count my blessings. I always walk out feeling as if I have just been hugged,” Kris said.

If you have a personal space for private zen then we here at The Paul Kaplan Group would love to hear about it and maybe we could even share the idea on our blog. If you would like more info on how to create your own backyard bathhouse, then contact Kris Rain at 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.

Palm Springs Mayor Recognizes John Murasky for Artwork Contributions

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Palm Springs Real Estate

Last Wednesday night at the regular session of the Palm Springs City Council, The Paul Kaplan Group’s John Murasky was given a certificate of appreciation by Mayor Steve Pougnet for his artwork contribution to promote Village Fest. John’s artwork appears on the latest poster promoting the weekly Thursday night event on Palm Canyon Drive.

Murasky studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he received a degree in illustration. From there he went on to a career creating and animating motion graphics for television working at ABC, FOX, and CBS. Murasky created promotional graphics for various television shows including The X-Files, The Simpsons, Twin Peaks, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Survivor.

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John has always loved to draw. Growing up, he loved Hanna Barbera cartoons, Harvey comics, and Disney animated films and those continue to influence him. Murasky said that another influence was the advertising of his childhood. Murasky’s artwork is available at select Palm Springs stores.

As the Murasky poster illustrates, every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into the Palm Springs VillageFest. At the VillageFest, visitors experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets in addition to all the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive.

The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs area. The Paul Kaplan Group can be reached at (760) 459-1396 or via their website at www.PaulKaplanGroup.com.

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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