Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

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

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251eocotillo_350 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…
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palm springs real estate 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…
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Palm Springs Real Estate 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…
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private Zen home

Californians are known for their desire for privacy and here in Palm Springs, we aren’t any different. Small fortunes are spent to create backyard paradises and to subsequently construct huge walls, fences, or privacy hedges to block the world from looking in. Whether it be a lush garden, sparking pool, or fully-stocked koi pond, in essence, we are all looking for the perfect private zen space. For Paul Kaplan Group Agent Kris Rain, personal zen means escape from the work-day world. It means escape from an always-on-the-go job. So whenever possible, Kris escapes to her private zen space: A custom built backyard bathhouse. When Kris came across a vintage claw foot tub (an extreme rarity in the desert), she decided to put it to good use. She immediately

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Last Wednesday night at the regular session of the Palm Springs City Council, The Paul Kaplan Group’s John Murasky was given a certificate of appreciation by Mayor Steve Pougnet for his artwork contribution to promote Village Fest. John’s artwork appears on the latest poster promoting the weekly Thursday night event on Palm Canyon Drive. Murasky studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he received a degree in illustration. From there he went on to a career creating and animating motion graphics for television working at ABC, FOX, and CBS. Murasky created promotional graphics for various television shows including The X-Files, The Simpsons, Twin Peaks, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Survivor.

Village Fest art

John has always loved to draw.

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Just Listed at Village Traditions by Kris Rain of The Paul Kaplan Group: Newer Construction with beautiful views of our mountains, urban living so close to the action of downtown Palm Springs! This end unit feels very private within the complex. Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 1 and 1 downstairs and 2 and 2 upstairs. The downstairs bedrooms closet has been replaced with built ins so can be used as a den, office or media room (tax roll shows as a den) but is currently being used as a bedroom. Many upgrades in this condo, stainless appliances, granite counters, upgraded tile and nice neutral custom interior paint. Cheerful patio with gorgeous views. This is a very clean and lovely condo. Fantastic community pool, spa and gym. Attached 2 car garage for

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Seven Lakes Country Club

Seven Lakes Country Club, Palm Springs, is a gated community that offers unique country club living experiences. Located in southwest Palm Springs, Seven Lakes features breathtaking views over an open-air 18-hole executive golf course and spectacular mid-century modern architecture in the form of a William Cody-designed clubhouse and Ric Harrison-designed condo units.

Alex Dethier of The Paul Kaplan Group has recently unveiled a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate website dedicated solely to Seven Lakes Country Club, www.PS7Lakes.com. The site includes available properties,  sold units, hot new listings, community news, and helpful resources. With this site, Alex offers complete one-stop shopping for Seven Lakes Country Club. If you are looking to

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Robert Parham of The Paul Kaplan Group has listed a custom mid-century home with amazing valley views. Situated in the upper Chino Canyon, offering peace and privacy this 1960 architectural home built by an architect for himself is one of a kind. The lot is over 21,000 sq. ft. of which half is used as a desert garden that has many possibilities. The expansive great room is anchored by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and hearth, over 9 foot beam ceilings and large windows offering western mountain and eastern valley views. This is a rare find for the purist, the original kitchen and baths feature original tiles and cabinetry that are in great condition. With over 500 sq. ft. of covered patio space which connects to a separate room which would make a

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Matthew Reader of The Paul Kaplan Group has just listed this meticulously maintained contemporary home in Flora Vista. Updates and upgrades throughout including kitchen, master bath, lighting, spa, landscaping, and flooring. Flora Vista has a lovely central location in Palm Springs with sweeping mountain views. The living room has high vaulted ceilings and a cozy fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar and open family room, master suite, 2 additional bedrooms and guest bath, and a den or 3rd guest bedroom (assessor counts as 4th bedroom). Lush desert landscape and several patios create a charming desert oasis. The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in

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