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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!

In

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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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Written by David Neglia of The Paul Kaplan Group, David@paulkaplangroup.com,

The High Desert has quickly become a popular destination for tourists AND buyers, looking for something artistic, eclectic, and funky! I've been showing and selling homes in the high desert for the past year and see it growing in excitement and interest from people all over the world. The area delivers on those needs in the way of Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Vintage Shopping, Live Music Venues and more.  An honorable mention not featured on the list is the town of Joshua Tree and the National Park which is a WHOLE OTHER list by itself.  Here's my TOP 5 places in the HIgh Desert that keep me coming back:

  5) Sky Village Outdoor Marketplace - 7028 Theatre Rd, Yucca…
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Photography by Kimberly Genevieve via Palm Springs Style

It’s no secret that temperatures rise in the desert during the summer, but as year-round Palm Springs residents, the Paul Kaplan Group team has some tips on how to beat the heat!

Hit the Pool

Spending your days (and nights) in the pool is a summertime ritual in the desert, preferably with a cold beverage in hand. Ideally you will have your own backyard or community pool (and if not, the Paul Kaplan Group can obviously help you find the perfect spot!), but sometimes it’s also fun to venture out and explore new places and meet new people. Some resorts in the desert offer a paid day pass that allows you to use the facilities, such as Ace Hotel & Swim Club or the hotels participating in

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1865 N Berne Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects and developers who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. Jack Meiselman, along with his brother Bernie, were such developers, responsible for building a number of affordable mid-century modern homes in the Palm Springs area during the 1950s and 1960s.

1966 Jacques Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

Jack Meiselman (born 1899, died 1994) initially collaborated with the Alexander Construction Company on the building of Palm Springs tract homes, but Meiselman and Alexander had a falling out that led Meiselman,

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The Palm Canyon Mobile Club in Palm Springs, represented by The Paul Kaplan Group, was just featured on "Tiny House Talk," one of the most noted blogs about Tiny House living.
June 6, 2017

The first 10 “Micro Homes” are available for sale in Palm Springs, CA at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club.

About 100 new homes will are scheduled to fill a vintage mobile home park in this popular resort community in Palm Springs, creating the first neighborhood of its kind in southern California. These pre-fab style home are manufactured in a factory with the interiors complete, and delivered to the home site. Once situation, outdoor decks and porches are added, walkways, driveways, carports, fenced yards, and landscaping.

 A one bedroom home has 600

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The Paul Kaplan Group has had the privilege of selling so many wonderful homes in Palm Springs designed by William Krisel, AIA.860 E. Grace Circle, Palm Springs [currently listed (under contract) by  Mike Johnson & Clay Baham of The Paul Kaplan Group - details here]

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs, including William "Bill" Krisel, AIA, who is responsible for the design of thousands of homes in the Palm Springs area.

Overhead of Racquet Club Estates neighborhood

Krisel was born in 1924 in Shanghai, China, while his father was working there as the distributor of United Artists films in the region. The family returned permanently to the United States in 1937,

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