Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

 

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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1150 E Adobe Way, Palm Springs 92262

This 1961 Palmer and Krisel-designed, Alexander Construction Co.-built home presented by The Paul Kaplan Group is situated on a quarter-acre lot in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood. 

The stunning recently renovated home includes a fully redone open kitchen, newly tiled floor with carpets in the bedrooms, updated baths, dual pane sliders throughout, full copper re-piped plumbing, foam roof and much more. 

The backyard has been re-landscaped and offers magnificent mountain views. Enjoy your Pebble Tec oval pool or your two-person super hot tub throughout the year, or sit in front of the fire pit and absorb the views of the beautiful San Jacinto mountains. This home has been meticulously

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Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills

Paul W. Trousdale was a prolific real estate developer who built more than 25,000 homes in Southern California before his death in 1990 at the age of 75. While best known for the homes he built in the Los Angeles area, Trousdale was also responsible for many projects in Palm Springs and owned homes in the area. 

Trousdale was born in Tennessee and grew up moving between the homes of relatives in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles and attended one year at the University of Southern California before starting to work in sales – cars, clothes, auto parts, even gum, before deciding he wanted to go bigger by selling homes instead. He founded Trousdale Construction

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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited about a new curated exhibition of artwork called Desert X that is currently spread throughout the Coachella Valley, featuring site-specific pieces by established and emerging artists, including Doug Aitken, Richard Prince, Glenn Kaino, Phillip K. Smith and Sherin Guirguis, among others. The exhibition, curated by Neville Wakefield, continues through April 30, 2017 and is free to visitors, with 15 of the 16 works mapped out by address and GPS coordinates. The 16th work, Shybot by Norma Jeane, is one that art-seekers may never see, as it is a small, solar-powered roving vehicle that is continually traversing the desert, with heat sensors that send it speeding away if it gets too close to a human.

Shybot by Norma

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We've been selling homes in Palm Springs for about two decades now at The Paul Kaplan Group.  Some people are buying vacation homes, some are looking for 2nd homes and others are considering moving here full time- regardless, the same questions seem to be on the minds of everyone considering buying a home in Palm Springs-  We'll  address some of the most common questions here:  
1.  Does it get hot there?
Yes, its a desert, it gets hot.  Click here to link to average temperatures per month.

2.  What is "Lease" land?  

The city of Palm Springs is built on a "checkerboard" consisting of alternating Indian and non-Indian land.   In 1876, Pacific Railroad laid the tracks between Los Angeles and Yuma, Arizona. The U.S. government deeded the Agua Caliente 52,000

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Written by Katy Carrier

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who have helped shape the “Desert Modernism” movement in Palm Springs.

Walter S. White, 1917-2002, designed a number of innovative properties in the Coachella Valley during the 1940s and ‘50s. Nearly 50 homes in Palm Desert alone have been attributed to White, and he maintained an office there near the corner of Highway 111 and Cabrillo Avenue.

White became known for creating unique roofs and even patented a method for constructing curved roofs using dowels, allowing for a change in the curvature of the roof.

Miles Bates house

The Miles Bates house in Palm Desert, built in 1955, features a wave-like curved roof, while the Wilcockson residence in Indio,

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Modernism festivities kicks off in Palm Springs today, with 11 days of great activities and events ahead, including architectural tours, lectures and film screenings, parties, and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale. The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to be involved in a number events, and we hope that you can join us!

Beyond 'Poolside Gossip' - An onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, and screening of the film Slim Aarons, The High Life (February 23)

The iconic image of Slim Aarons' "Poolside Gossip” photograph comes to life once again with an onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and the Paul Kaplan Group's own Gary Johns, followed by the North American Premier of the film Slim Aarons, The High Life. Nelda Linsk was a

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