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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, 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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Palm Springs Real Estate

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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Palm Springs Real Estate

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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Palm Springs Real Estate This great, spacious late mid century home is owned by the author of many books, including Modern Retro, Living Modern, Living Retro, Sarasota Modern and Highrise Living. Listed by Mike Johnson of the Paul Kaplan Group and built in 1979, it has the elements of the earlier homes yet all the modernity of a later one.The landscape is mature, with large swimming and reflecting pools & private hot tub. There are over 20 tall rustling palms.The interior is an eclectic mix of all mid century. Offered turn-key furnished, this two-bedroom, two-bath Palm Springs Real Estate Opportunity with pool and spa is an excellent income producing property. There is also a large 2 car garage with extra storage. Contact Mike Johnson to a private showing. The Paul Kaplan Group
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Is this the return of Port Lawrence? At last night’s city council meeting plans were approved for the construction of an $80 Million hotel and mixed retail project on the corner of Alejo Road and North Palm Canyon. This was once the site of the ambitious Port Lawrence project which succumbed to the most recent recession. 

Palm Springs Real Estate Hotel Project

The original Port Lawrence design included 118 residences but no hotel project.

In a report in today’s Desert Sun, developer Lawrence Real states that the project is a honeycomb of retail, commercial, parking and 150-room hotel plugged into a four-story complex with a maximum height of 51 feet. Real stated in that article that the hotel’s brand will be announced in a week or two and that construction could begin as soon as

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Marilyn Monroe Statue Parting is such sweet sorrow but the time has come to say goodbye to the Forever Marilyn Statue in downtown Palm Springs. She’s been here almost two years and has been delighting tourists and locals alike since her arrival. Forever Marilyn quickly became an icon in the downtown environment.

However, before she’s disassembled into six pieces and shipped off to New Jersey, the city of Palm Springs, which never seems to shy away from a good cocktail party, will be hosting a farewell party for the 34,000-pound, 26-foot statue this coming Thursday night during the weekly Village Fest.

Created by artist Seward Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson legacy, the Forever Marilyn is slated to join about 150 other works by the artist in a 42-acre New

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Significant Home Price Increases in California

According to the most recent REALTORS Confidence Index Survey, REALTORS believe home prices to continue to increase over the next 12 months but these prices will do so at a moderate pace according to REALTOR Magazine. The monthly survey is distributed to more than 50,000 real estate professionals asking them to for opinions on home sales, prices, and market conditions.

Although the expectation for home prices in much of the country is a slower pace, REALTORS did respond that the greatest price increases will more than likely occur in California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. REALTORS predict that California home prices will increase 5 to 7 percent over the next year continuing the trend of annual significant home price increases in California.


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Downtown Palm Springs

A three-hour tasting tour with stops at six different locations along Palm Canyon Drive may be just the way to familiarize (or re-familiarize yourself) with Downtown Palm Springs. Desert Tasty Tours offers the experience once per day from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. daily, Tuesday through Saturday, from now until the end of May. Although you will enjoy a smorgasbord of samples and appetizers along the walk, the tour also incorporates city history, local culture, and Hollywood ancestry. It’s a learning experience, a hike, and lunch all rolled into one. For more information visit the tour website at

The Saguaro introduces “A Taste of Saguaro” on Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Chef Garces and his culinary team will conduct a

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Palm Springs Modern Real Estate

Built in 1965, there are outstanding Southwest mountain views from this original builders model featuring over 1,900 SF. Excellent opportunity to create an idyllic mid-century modern property in meticulous original condition. Designed by A. Quincy Jones, this property features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, atrium, terrazzo flooring and block fireplace. Walls of window and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors create the atmosphere of indoor/outdoor living.

For more information regarding this Country Club Estates condo, contact The Paul Kaplan Group at (760) 459-1396 or visit their website, The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos

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Paul Kaplan Luxury Modern Real Estate

With the introduction of the modern luxury marketing program, The Paul Kaplan Group has been designated an Elite Agent by the DuPont Registry. With the number-one ranked luxury real estate website, The DuPont Registry enjoys over 420,000 unique web visitor from more than 209 countries each month. These visitors perform over one million property searches from the thousands of luxury properties listed and the site boasts 8.5 million web page views monthly. There are over 200,000 subscribers to the digital magazine.

The DuPont Registry designation comes as The Paul Kaplan Group introduces a marketing system focusing on the successful sale of luxury and estate properties. The Modern Luxury Marketing program creates syndicated partnerships with

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