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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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Palm Springs Historical Society Hosts Movie Colony Walking Tour

Thursday, April 24th, 2014


Targeting former celebrity homes in the Movie Colony, the Palm Springs Historical Society has planned a walking tour called “Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood” on April 25 and May 2. These specially planned walking tours are designed to showcase celebrity homes and significant architecture to participants.

Beginning at 9:30a.m., the tours are 2 hours long and the price is $15 per person.  The exact location of the tour meeting place will be given at time of ticket purchase.

The celebrity homes include Frank Sinatra, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Van Johnson, and others.  Homes with significant architecture include those designed by mid-century Modernist architects E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody, Hugh Kaptur, and others.  This in-depth tour provides an opportunity to find out how Palm Springs became The Playground of the Stars.

The tour is led by a guide who is  very knowledgeable about the celebrity history and the architectural styles of Palm Springs. Information may be obtained from Palm Springs Historical Society Director Jeri Vogelsang or any of the staff at the Historical Society, (760) 323-8297.

If you are interested in purchasing a significant property with a celebrity past contact us at The Paul Kaplan GroupThe Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural & significant homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs area.

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.

Just Listed: Tierra Hermosa Townhouse

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Tierra Hermosa is a gated community in the center of Palm Springs and this Tuscan-inspired upgraded three bedroom, three bath condo with it’s own pool and spa is represented by Peter Roa of The Paul Kaplan Group. The pool is on the south side and will provide you will lots of sun and beautiful views of Mt. Jacinto. The great room includes a fireplace with stack stone floor to ceiling – two floors! Inside amenities include stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a built-in media center, speakers and custom window coverings. Master bedroom and one guest bedroom located upstairs, one bedroom on lower floor with 3/4 bath close by. Ceiling fans add to your comfort in the great room and all three bedrooms. Separate laundry room opens into a two car attached garage.

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

Just Listed in El Rancho Vista Estates

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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This modern Brady-brunch era 3BR/2BA ranch home located in the trendy El Rancho Vista Estates neighborhood has just been listed by The Paul Kaplan Group. Enjoy a HUGE lot with mature landscaping that features magnificent mountain views and privacy from neighbors. Recently redone, the house has designer tile throughout for easy maintenance- an updated kitchen features quartz counter tops and new cabinets. The vaulted ceiling in the living room, is open and airy, and warmed by a custom tiled fireplace. Off the dining room, is a private courtyard for outdoor dining. Both bathrooms have also been updated. The master suite has a slider that opens out to the pool and spa, and has a spacious walkin closet and en-suite bathroom. Outside, the newer swimming pool and spa are surrounded by a sea of grass- plenty of room for badminton, croquet or lawn darts. There’s also RV parking. El Rancho Vista Estates is a quaint neighborhorhood with cenrtal location, close to golf, the Escena Country Club, shopping and major transportation.

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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