September 2017

There are 5 blog entries for September 2017.

Mid-century Homes in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known as the "Mecca" for mid-century Architecture and Real Estate.  The agents at the Paul Kaplan Group are the local experts representing mid-century properties. We've scanned through our local MLS, and picked out 5  mid-century homes currently for sale.  Not our listings, but definitely some of our favorites.

Take a peek at 5 mid-century homes in the Palm Springs area, listed below. 

Canyon View Estates

Architectural town homes in south Palm Springs, designed by William Krisel:  $370,000

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Mountain Shadows

"Folded plate" style roof line, located in Palm Desert: $299,000

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Deepwell

Built in 1957;  Mid-century ranch-style home in a classic Palm

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Above: aerial view of Racquet Club Estates

The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  This week we'd like to introduce you to the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, located on the north side of Palm Springs. The neighborhood is roughly contained within the streets of Vista Chino, Indian Canyon, San Rafael and Avenida Caballeros, with the vast majority of the neighborhood's 500+ homes attributed to significant midcentury architects and developers.

The first homes in the Racquet Club Road Estates neighborhood were completed in

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The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  We'd like to introduce you to the El Rancho Vista Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs which is a small enclave of homes, the majority of which were designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison and built by developer Roy Fey. The development, started in 1959, was the first of Wexler and Harrison’s residential subdivisions.

Branching off of one main thoroughfare (Via Roberto Miguel), accessed via Vista Chino and Gene Autry Trail, are a number of cul-de-sacs lined with

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Which way should your home face in Palm Springs?  Most of the mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs, have overhead utility wires and telephone poles – it's a fact of life, unfortunately.  We at the Paul Kaplan Group, often joke with clients that the overhead wires are  part of the mid-century character of a neighborhood, since they never had underground utility lines in the '50s and '60s when these homes were built!   If you like mid-century homes, you'll have to like mid-century technology too.  Some neighborhoods, such as Deepwell, had worked with the City of Palm Springs to bury the overhead wires.  However, after the recession economy and budget cuts, that project was put on hold – so in the meantime, we just have to live with the wires!

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LA Weekly magazine recently highlighted Restaurants in Palm Springs, and we at The Palm Kaplan Group, agree that these are also some of our local dining favorites too.

Originally posted:  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.  By Rebecca Pardess See below for their recommendations plus our added comments too!
Bright interior at new pub the Draughtsman
Bright interior at new pub the Draughtsman Courtesy the Draughtsman

The Palm Springs restaurant scene is alive with new additions and renovations happening all the time. In an effort to help visitors experience the breadth of the town’s culinary options, the following is a mix of 10 of the best restaurants, old and new, that offer some fun along with their food.

Dining room at the Purple Palm
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