November 2016

There are 4 blog entries for November 2016.

 

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who have helped shape the “Desert Modernism” movement in Palm Springs. One such architect, John Lautner, FAIA, (1911-1994) got his start as an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and went on to become one of the most influential architects in the world, with a career spanning nearly six decades. Though he completed just a small number of projects in the Palm Springs area, they are innovative and iconic designs that continue to influence and inspire worldwide.

Lautner’s first project in the Coachella Valley was in 1942, with the design of a caretaker’s cottage for the Astor Farm in Indio, which has unfortunately since been demolished. Just a few years later he began work on a project just

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2730 N Avenida Caballeros
PalmSprings, CA
RACQUET CLUB ESTATES

This stylish, mid-century home in the Racquet Club neighborhood of Palm Springs, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group,  is perfect for entertaining, with picturesque views from the spacious back yard feature multiple dining and lounging areas.   The home was designed by William Krisel, AIA, for the Alexander Construction Company in Palm Springs.  

The enclosed courtyard entrance lead to a glass front door and open concept living main living area.

The kitchen has just been updated, with a breakfast bar, sleek cabinets, stainless appliances and great counter space, opening up to the living area with soaring post and beam ceilings and an architecturally-detailed

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Architects who shaped Palm Springs - Donald Wexler

By Katy Carrier

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the local architects that contriibuted to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs.   Donald Wexler,FAIA, designed some of the most highly respected buldings of the mid-century era. Modernism Week 2017 celebrates the work of Donald Wexler this year with tours available that highlight neighborhoods featuring his design.  

Though born and raised in the Midwest, it was Palm Springs that ensnared architect Donald Wexler, FAIA, after his first visit in the early 1950s. He had been working as a draftsman at the Los Angeles office of seminal California architect Richard Neutra at the time, and came to the desert to help architect William

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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 6.5% over last year.  Inventory has also increased slightly.  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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