Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

Where to dine and indulge in your favorite adult beverage in Palm Springs?  Numerous lists are printed internationally each year.  However the list supplied by Zagat's represents some of our most favorite dining establishments here at the Paul Kaplan Group.  Check out their "20 Reasons to Drive to Palm Springs."

We've highlighted some of the places we love most too from their list, below:

Credit: Audrey Ma/Truss & Twine   April 11, 2017 · by Lesley Balla   Credit: Kings Highway

South Palm Springs is becoming the hot spot (and just around the corner from The Palm Canyon Mobile Club too)

Kings Highway and the Amigo Room
The Ace Hotel's all-day diner got a recent refresh from chef Carlos Salgado of Costa Mesa's

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Coming to Coachella?  Typically a visit to Palm Springs always involves a stop to stock up on necessities-  Here's a locals guide for where to buy your favorite adult beverages:

 

North Palm Springs

Albertson's market  (at Vista Chino and Sunrise)
Sunrise Square Shopping Center, 1751 N Sunrise Way #1, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Las Palmas Liquor
1595 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Larry's Liquor and Deli (Right as you're entering town from the 111)
2781 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Palm Springs Liquor
1200 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Central Palm Springs-

Bev'Mo  (Downtown Palm Springs in an historic building too)
333 S Palm Canyon Dr #4, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Cork and Bottle (On the historic Register!

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William Holden Home

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the local architects who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. John Porter Clark (1905–1991) was responsible for the design of many important commercial and residential buildings in the Palm Springs area, both individually and in partnership with other esteemed architects of his time.

Clark was born in Iowa and raised in Pasadena, California, and attended architecture school at Cornell University. Following graduation, he returned to Pasadena, where he joined the architectural firm of Van Pelt and Lind. In 1932, Clark set up an office for the firm in Palm Springs and began designing projects in the desert.

Welwood Murrary Memorial Library

After meeting Albert

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Welcome to PKG Comparisons, where we at The Paul Kaplan Group show you how far your $$ goes in the desert, compared to other areas.  So today, lets say you're considering a move to either Palm Springs, Los Angeles, or San Diego and your budget is $400,000.  What can that get you in each area?

Lets begin in Palm Springs:  This single family home is listed for $369,900;  (Plus $100 HOA Fees)   At approximately 1,835 square feet, it features three bedrooms and two baths plus double garage.  Its located at Mountaingate, a gated community as you enter Palm Springs from Los Angeles.  The home features 9' ceilings, an open concept living area, and expansive windows that open up to the back yard where you can take in the views. Located minutes from the trendy

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Guest blogger:  By Chavi Holm of Team Diva Real Estate - Seattle, Washington   After this winter in Seattle, who would not want to retire in Palm Springs? Seriously, Team Diva touring houses in the Seattle downpour has been an experience. Every day we put on our puffy jackets and wonder if this will be the last day. No wonder we are taking so many calls of smart folks who are cashing in on their homes in Seattle, and retiring to Palm Springs.

1. The Climate

Let’s start with the obvious: You will not want for sun in the desert. If your fashion sense requires layers and an accessory umbrella, Palm Springs may not be right for you. If you don’t mind dressing light and trading your bumbershoot for a jaunty parasol, keep reading.

There’s

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At the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, we not only have a passion for real estate, but also great modern design in Palm Springs and beyond. Welcome to the Paul Kaplan Group's second Dispatch from Palm Springs installment, where we round up interesting architecture and design features, news and events.

Modernism Week 2017 was just a few weeks ago, and the attendance numbers show a major increase over last year, at 97,000 attendees, up 25% from 2016. The Fall Modernism Week Preview Weekend dates have been announced, with the event happening Oct. 20-22, 2017, and tickets will go on sale August 1. Modernismweek.com.

Photographer Tom Blachford has just released a new coffee table book that explores midcentury Palm Springs architecture by

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360 Cabrillo Road #231, Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Paul Kaplan Group is pleased to present this mid-century condo designed by famed architect William F. Cody, built by Paul Trousdale of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, with lush grounds designed by Philip A. Shipley. 

This remodeled Studio Plus unit has a sleeping area separate from the living area. Recent improvements include: paint, kitchen cabinets, sink, backsplash, countertops, tiled shower, toilet and vanity, epoxy floors, 17 can lights and an outdoor cement patio. It is one of only two units with a fireplace, and is being sold turn-key furnished. 

This mid-century modern jewel of a complex has a spectacular pool area complete with a tropical brook that meanders

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1796 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

The Paul Kaplan Group presents an exceptional three-bedroom, two-bath architectural end unit in the Royal Hawaiian Estates Historic District, featuring high ceilings, polished concrete floors, clerestory windows and two patios with mountain views. 

The unit's cook's kitchen has an adjacent office /dining area, and the original terrazzo floors remain in the entry and kitchen. 

Both bathrooms have been highly upgraded and this meticulously maintained home is in move-in-condition. A single attached carport is just steps from front door. The Royal Hawaiian is close to popular restaurants, hotels and is on the free BUZZ trolley line. The unit qualifies for tax credits under the state's Mills

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325 E Francis Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Own a piece of history with this iconic Alexander model home presented by The Paul Kaplan Group, which is being sold turn key furnished. For the mid-century enthusiasts, this property was "Model A1" and it is said that William Krisel's wife was the interior designer. 

While preserving many of the beautiful architectural details of the original design like clerestory windows and post and beam construction, this property has also been upgraded with modern amenities. 

Enjoy spectacular mountain views with a spacious patio and southern exposure pool. This property was featured on the cover of The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy book photographed by iconic midcentury photographer Julius

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