Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

 

Photography by Kimberly Genevieve via Palm Springs Style

It’s no secret that temperatures rise in the desert during the summer, but as year-round Palm Springs residents, the Paul Kaplan Group team has some tips on how to beat the heat!

Hit the Pool

Spending your days (and nights) in the pool is a summertime ritual in the desert, preferably with a cold beverage in hand. Ideally you will have your own backyard or community pool (and if not, the Paul Kaplan Group can obviously help you find the perfect spot!), but sometimes it’s also fun to venture out and explore new places and meet new people. Some resorts in the desert offer a paid day pass that allows you to use the facilities, such as Ace Hotel & Swim Club or the hotels participating in

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1865 N Berne Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects and developers who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. Jack Meiselman, along with his brother Bernie, were such developers, responsible for building a number of affordable mid-century modern homes in the Palm Springs area during the 1950s and 1960s.

1966 Jacques Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

Jack Meiselman (born 1899, died 1994) initially collaborated with the Alexander Construction Company on the building of Palm Springs tract homes, but Meiselman and Alexander had a falling out that led Meiselman,

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The Palm Canyon Mobile Club in Palm Springs, represented by The Paul Kaplan Group, was just featured on "Tiny House Talk," one of the most noted blogs about Tiny House living.
June 6, 2017

The first 10 “Micro Homes” are available for sale in Palm Springs, CA at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club.

About 100 new homes will are scheduled to fill a vintage mobile home park in this popular resort community in Palm Springs, creating the first neighborhood of its kind in southern California. These pre-fab style home are manufactured in a factory with the interiors complete, and delivered to the home site. Once situation, outdoor decks and porches are added, walkways, driveways, carports, fenced yards, and landscaping.

 A one bedroom home has 600

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The Paul Kaplan Group has had the privilege of selling so many wonderful homes in Palm Springs designed by William Krisel, AIA.860 E. Grace Circle, Palm Springs [currently listed (under contract) by  Mike Johnson & Clay Baham of The Paul Kaplan Group - details here]

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs, including William "Bill" Krisel, AIA, who is responsible for the design of thousands of homes in the Palm Springs area.

Overhead of Racquet Club Estates neighborhood

Krisel was born in 1924 in Shanghai, China, while his father was working there as the distributor of United Artists films in the region. The family returned permanently to the United States in 1937,

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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to represent the Palm Canyon Mobile Club ––  a new community of "micro homes" in Palm Springs that provide all of the comforts of a modern home, but in a more compact package, with floor plans starting at 600 square feet. 

This unique village of homes is located in a vintage trailer park in south Palm Springs, with stunning mountain views and easy proximity to great outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding and golf, as well as excellent restaurants and shopping. 

These one- and two-bedroom homes include modern design finishes and details like clerestory windows, 9' ceilings and stylish kitchens, and they feature individual private fenced yards that are ready to be customized and showcase the great

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The latest update regarding real estate in Palm Springs, provided by The Paul Kaplan Group.  The biggest change, is that the median price for sales is up 1.2% over last year. The median price of condos in Palm Springs has dropped slightly over the last 12 months.  For more information on real estate in the Palm Springs market and surrounding communities, please contact The Paul Kaplan Group at 760-459-1396
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One of the most publicized homes in Rancho Mirage, the Kenaston House, just sold by Stephanie Howard of the Paul Kaplan Group of Palm Springs

The Paul Kaplan Group is proud to announce that the iconic Kenaston House in Rancho Mirage has just been sold by the Paul Kaplan Group's Stephanie Howard. 

Designed in 1957 by renowned modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, who also designed Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, the Kenaston House features 4,780 square feet of living space in a U-shape around the swimming pool and patio, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and abundant glass walls and doors. 

The home was commissioned by mining heir Robert Kenaston and his movie star wife, Billie Dove, as a wedding gift for their son

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616 N High Road, Palm Springs, currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects and developers who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Alexander Construction Company built over 2,000 homes in the Palm Springs area, greatly increasing the size of the Palm Springs and bringing modernist design to homebuyers at an affordable price.


The Ocotillo Lodge pool

George Alexander and his son Robert ("Bob") founded the company, which was relocated from Los Angeles to Palm Springs during the 1950s, with their first big project along with business partner Joe Dunas being the construction of the Ocotillo Lodge in 1956, with architects Dan Palmer and William

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Welcome to The Paul Kaplan Group's latest architecture & design dispatch from Palm Springs!


Palm Springs Modernism Week is featured in Monocle (take a closer look at this photo to see if you recognize anyone!):

Cultural oasis - Issue 102 - Magazine

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A look at aerial trams across the U.S., including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, via Curbed:

9 aerial trams in the U.S., from mountaintops to city streets

With urban areas across the U.S. considering proposals for gondolas and cable cars, we loo...

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Palm Desert's pretty-in-pink Marrakesh Country Club is featured in the New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/fashion/palm-springs-marrakesh-california.html

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"La Piscina," an art installation by Marco Walker // photo by Jennifer Wiley

As fans and supporters of the arts, The Paul Kaplan Group team is inspired by the growth and evolution of art events in the desert. Last weekend marked the second Bombay Beach Biennale, a celebration held on April 14 -16, featuring art, music, dance and film set in the nearly desolate community of Bombay Beach, located along the Salton Sea. Once a hot spot frequented by celebrities and wealthy families during the 1950s and '60s, the area became largely abandoned after environmental problems escalated in the area, and there are now only a few hundred residents remaining. The event eschewed commercialism, with no promotional activity and all events were free to the public. 

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