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53965 AVENIDA OBREGON, LA QUINTA, CA 92253

53965 Avenida Obregon, La Quinta, CA 92253

Acclaimed modernist architect Walter S. White designed a collection of just four bungalows in La Quinta Cove in the 1940s and 1950s, and the Paul Kaplan Group is excited to now represent one of these special homes. White was known for innovative designs that pushed the boundaries of the era, and this historically designated property, built in 1958, features a unique three-armed pinwheel floor plan, with a striking low pitched roof line that extends out from the home to create a wide, angular form. 

Abundant clerestory windows, walls of glass and sliding glass doors connect the outdoors with the interior. The home has been lovingly restored and modernized,

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  2245 S GENE AUTRY TRAIL UNIT C, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264

Welcome to your new home at Canyon Sands, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! Behind the front gate, you will find a private, generously-sized front patio. Once inside, this fully renovated three-bedroom, two-bath unit awaits your personal touches. The main living area is large and features vaulted wood beam tongue and groove ceilings, a gas fireplace, wood floors throughout, and it is flooded with natural light - perfect for entertaining. The large master bedroom features patio access and an en suite bathroom with a large shower. The second bedroom is located to the rear of the unit, and the third bedroom opens up to living room and can serve as a den. There is a second patio to the rear of the

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Architects who contributed to "Desert Modernism" -  E Stewart WilliamsCoachella Valley Savings and Loan #2

Written by Katy Carrier

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

Architect E. Stewart Williams, FAIA (1909-2005) started his career in New York in the office of Raymond Loewy, making the move out to California following serving in the Navy. Williams’ father, architect Harry Williams, had come to Palm Springs in 1936 to work on La Plaza, one of the first multi-use projects in California, combining offices, retail shops, a theater and residences. E. Stewart Williams set up shop with his father and brother under the name of Williams, Williams and Williams, and a

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February in Palm Springs means everything Modernism for The Paul Kaplan Group.  Below is a list of events we're sponsoring and part of for this years' week of Modernism this month in Palm Springs.  Some events are free;  some already sold out, but check the Modernism Week website for availability & to purchase tickets.    We look forward to a fun-filled week, and seeing old and new friends alike during one of the busiest weeks of the year in Palm Springs.  For more information please drop us a line at paul@paulkaplangroup.com.   If you'll be in town, check out our OPEN HOUSE GUIDE which will be updated every Friday.  Stop by, meet our team, check out some amazing mid-century and architectural homes.  If you'd like to schedule time to view…
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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. 

Modernist architect William F. Cody, FAIA, created many important and influential designs in the greater Palm Springs area. Born in 1916 in Dayton, Ohio, Cody attended architecture school at the University of Southern California, and after graduating in 1942, worked as an apprentice for several architecture firms in California before moving to Palm Springs in 1946, where he lived until his death in 1978.

Del Marcos Hotel

Cody was first employed as a staff architect at the Desert Inn Motel, and then designed the Del Marcos Hotel in 1947. He designed a number of country clubs and clubhouses in

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 Sunny house on Sunny Dunes, Palm Springs

Here is the perfect Palm Springs starter pad, located in the trending neighborhood of Demuth Park and presented by the Paul Kaplan Group. This beautiful 1954 bungalow holds the key to your slice of paradise - private and cozy just the way you like it! The property is perfectly gated, offering tons of private parking space for multiple cars or a small airstream, and providing worry-free enclosure for dog lovers.. The grounds have mature hedging all the way around, and views connect you to the mountains from the front yard to the far side of the pool. Inside this two-bedroom, one-bath home, you will find yourself amazed at how spacious things feel. Both bedrooms have large French doors creating the

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"Vista Las Palmas" in Palm Springs 

Welcome to this beautiful midcentury home in Vista Las Palmas, one of Palm Springs' most sought-after neighborhoods, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. This is the first time that this 'Sunflap' model has been on the market since 1960, and it was thoroughly renovated and taken down to the studs in 2008. This well-cared-for home has four bedrooms (one configured as a versatile cabana/bedroom), four bathrooms, and oversize custom sliders across the back of the home which frame dramatic views of the Dry Falls of the San Jacinto Mountains. Additionally, this home has a beautiful oversized swimming pool with spa, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area with dining bar, a fireplace in the living room for those cold desert nights,

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"Canyon Sands" in Palm Springs 

This Patio Villa model in the Canyon Sands community, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group, features floor to ceiling glass sliders that look out from the living room and the kitchen to the covered patio. The two-bedroom, two-bath unit is open and airy, with vaulted ceilings in the living room and dining area. The kitchen has been recently updated with new appliances and lighting, and the adjacent dining area includes built-in cabinets. Additional recent updates include new paint, carpet and landscaping on the patio, and there is a newer high-efficiency a/c unit. The unit has its own two-car garage, and shares common walls with only the garage. The Canyon Sands complex offers seven pools/hot tubs and six tennis courts.

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"The Morrison" in central Palm Springs close to downtown. 

Welcome to 1061 Audrey Drive, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. Central Palm Springs holds few residences with this level of sophistication and style available at this price. Beautiful, gated, and ultra private – exactly what you expect from The Morrison! Upon entering, the open floor plan consists of a pro-style kitchen perfectly connected to the dining and living room. High end finishes, fresh paint, and upgrades abound at every turn. Mountain views await from the pool, fire pit, living room and master bedroom. A spacious downstairs bedroom creates the perfect guest bed or office space. Upstairs you'll find a stunning guest bedroom with en-suite and the impressive master suite where you

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The "Chuck" in Palm Springs

Welcome to The Chuck, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! This recently renovated five-unit boutique apartment building is a jewel in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs. There are three studio units, two one-bedroom units, and one unit is used by the owners. Two units are currently being used as vacation rentals, and two units are rented annually. Among many updates are: kitchens, bathrooms, tile floors, plumbing in each unit, gas lines, electrical, HVAC, landscaping and pool. Each of these units also have a private rear patio. Owner's unit is a full one bedroom plus kitchen and living area, and has an updated bath, kitchen, electrical, plumbing and oversized picture windows. This stylish rental complex is located

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