January 2017

There are 8 blog entries for January 2017.

 Sunny house on Sunny Dunes, Palm Springs

Here is the perfect Palm Springs starter pad, located in the trending neighborhood of Demuth Park and presented by the Paul Kaplan Group. This beautiful 1954 bungalow holds the key to your slice of paradise - private and cozy just the way you like it! The property is perfectly gated, offering tons of private parking space for multiple cars or a small airstream, and providing worry-free enclosure for dog lovers.. The grounds have mature hedging all the way around, and views connect you to the mountains from the front yard to the far side of the pool. Inside this two-bedroom, one-bath home, you will find yourself amazed at how spacious things feel. Both bedrooms have large French doors creating the

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"Vista Las Palmas" in Palm Springs 

Welcome to this beautiful midcentury home in Vista Las Palmas, one of Palm Springs' most sought-after neighborhoods, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. This is the first time that this 'Sunflap' model has been on the market since 1960, and it was thoroughly renovated and taken down to the studs in 2008. This well-cared-for home has four bedrooms (one configured as a versatile cabana/bedroom), four bathrooms, and oversize custom sliders across the back of the home which frame dramatic views of the Dry Falls of the San Jacinto Mountains. Additionally, this home has a beautiful oversized swimming pool with spa, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area with dining bar, a fireplace in the living room for those cold desert nights,

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"Canyon Sands" in Palm Springs 

This Patio Villa model in the Canyon Sands community, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group, features floor to ceiling glass sliders that look out from the living room and the kitchen to the covered patio. The two-bedroom, two-bath unit is open and airy, with vaulted ceilings in the living room and dining area. The kitchen has been recently updated with new appliances and lighting, and the adjacent dining area includes built-in cabinets. Additional recent updates include new paint, carpet and landscaping on the patio, and there is a newer high-efficiency a/c unit. The unit has its own two-car garage, and shares common walls with only the garage. The Canyon Sands complex offers seven pools/hot tubs and six tennis courts.

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"The Morrison" in central Palm Springs close to downtown. 

Welcome to 1061 Audrey Drive, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. Central Palm Springs holds few residences with this level of sophistication and style available at this price. Beautiful, gated, and ultra private – exactly what you expect from The Morrison! Upon entering, the open floor plan consists of a pro-style kitchen perfectly connected to the dining and living room. High end finishes, fresh paint, and upgrades abound at every turn. Mountain views await from the pool, fire pit, living room and master bedroom. A spacious downstairs bedroom creates the perfect guest bed or office space. Upstairs you'll find a stunning guest bedroom with en-suite and the impressive master suite where you

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The "Chuck" in Palm Springs

Welcome to The Chuck, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! This recently renovated five-unit boutique apartment building is a jewel in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs. There are three studio units, two one-bedroom units, and one unit is used by the owners. Two units are currently being used as vacation rentals, and two units are rented annually. Among many updates are: kitchens, bathrooms, tile floors, plumbing in each unit, gas lines, electrical, HVAC, landscaping and pool. Each of these units also have a private rear patio. Owner's unit is a full one bedroom plus kitchen and living area, and has an updated bath, kitchen, electrical, plumbing and oversized picture windows. This stylish rental complex is located

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What's happening for Modernism celebrations in Palm Springs this year??

We're just a month away from the Palm Springs Modernism celebrations and the Paul Kaplan Group team is excited to continue the annual tradition of the Modernism Yard Sale! Our tradition continues for the 7th year, and PKG will be serving up free donuts while you hunt for vintage treasures at the sale, which is being held on Sunday, February 26, 8am - 12pm at H3K Design Parking Lot -  501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. Admission:  FREE!

Tickets remain for other great Modernism Week events; you can check out the full list of available tickets here, and we've also highlighted some events below!

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 

February

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Written by Katy Carrier

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who have helped shape the “Desert Modernism” movement in Palm Springs. 

Celebrated modernist architect Richard Neutra designed just three homes in the Palm Springs area, but each was unique and important in the advancement of Desert Modernism.

Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra

Neutra’s first project in the desert was the Grace Miller House, which was completed in 1937.  The small home was designed very deliberately with the needs of Miller in mind, with Miller and Neutra exchanging some 50 letters throughout 1936 and 1937 that outlined Miller’s habits and wants in great detail so that the home could be perfectly customized. Miller’s budget was limited –

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The Desert Sun newspaper recently published "The Year in Desert Real Estate" – an article by Rosalie Murphy that examines the shifts made during 2016 to longtime characteristics of the Coachella Valley real estate market. Read on for a summary of Murphy's recap, plus insight from some of The Paul Kaplan Group team.

1. Palm Springs saw record-breaking sales

The high-price record for Palm Springs was beaten three times this year, first by the sale of designer Marc Ware's Old Las Palmas home in the spring ($5.75 million), then by the sale of the John Lautner-designed Elrod House to fashion designer Jeremy Scott over the summer ($7.7 million), and finally by Ron Burkle's purchase this fall of the Lautner-designed Bob and Dolores Hope Estate

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