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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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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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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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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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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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What's happening for Modernism celebrations in Palm Springs this year??

We're just a month away from the Palm Springs Modernism celebrations and the Paul Kaplan Group team is excited to continue the annual tradition of the Modernism Yard Sale! Our tradition continues for the 7th year, and PKG will be serving up free donuts while you hunt for vintage treasures at the sale, which is being held on Sunday, February 26, 8am - 12pm at H3K Design Parking Lot -  501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. Admission:  FREE!

Tickets remain for other great Modernism Week events; you can check out the full list of available tickets here, and we've also highlighted some events below!

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 

February

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