Mid Century Homes

Mid Century Homes

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10 Ways To Refresh A Traditional Home Like A Millennial

Paul Kaplan - Working as a REALTOR® and  founder of the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, is a privilege I take seriously to help all of our clients find the best home.  

Even in Palm Springs, It’s true, a more traditional home design, rather then a midcentury home, still tops the demographic studies for a large majority of homeowners. While you may still be obsessed with your traditional style living areas, you may be ready to shake things up. We have provided a list of trends to follow if you desire to mix your classic taste with something a bit more youthful. Mix and match the characteristics of 2018’s “traditional” home.

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10 Hacks to Transform your Kitchen into your Dream Kitchen

By Andrew Leafe

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When dreaming of your perfect kitchen whether Palm Springs or elsewhere, it can be hard to decide what changes need to happen in order to make it the perfect space for you. The kitchen is the most visited space in the house, so you want to make sure you are prepared before embarking on this remodeling journey.

There are many changes you can make when the time comes so we created a list to help you get started. 

Here are 10 changes to consider when bringing your dream kitchen to life.

Layout

Consider the layout of your current kitchen. The three major work areas are the cooking space, sink, and refrigerator. The way these are

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Modernism Week Palm Springs - FALL PREVIEW 2018

The Paul Kaplan Group Welcomes Modernism Week fans back to Palm Springs this weekend.

Fall Preview
October 18-21, 2018

Events for Fall Preview are now on sale.

Modernism Week Fall Preview kicks off in Palm Springs, October 18, offering attendees a three-day taste of the annual 11-day festival held in Palm Springs each February. The preview weekend features a number of great activities and events, including double decker bus architectural tours; walking neighborhood tours; lectures and film screenings; cocktail parties; and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Order early for the best available tickets. We’ve rounded up some picks for you to

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The Paul Kaplan Group is a longstanding advocate of Historic Preservation.  We're proud to sponsor the Herbert Burns Weekend, presented by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.  March 23-24, 2018.

Herbert Burns Weekend will recognize one of Palm Springs′ most important modernist architectural designers. The weekend includes an informative lecture, a tour, a closing cocktail reception, and publication of a PSPF tribute journal, The Design of Herbert W. Burns, authored by PSPF board member Steven Keylon. The journal represents the most comprehensive and scholarly overview of Herbert Burns' career to date, and includes hitherto unseen archival material from the Burns family. 

Herbert Burns Weekend

 

Schedule and

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By Alex Dethier, 3-8-2018

The Sunmor Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs is a treasure trove of remarkably well maintained mid-century homes built by the Alexander Construction Company, Robert C. Higgins, and Jack Meiselman in the late 50s and early 60s. Though modest in comparison to many homes built today, these properties are sought after for their clean lines and hip provenance. When considering properties from this era, however, buyers are often forced into a dilemma between style and the economics of low efficiency.

Let’s face it: Single paned windows, non-insulated walls, and deep pools constructed to 1950s standards aren’t the most cost-effective features for a modern-day dwelling.

A property that hit the market this week

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 1191 Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group.

For genuine Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs, this is the real deal, built by Jack Meiselman's El Mirador Park Development Co. in 1957. 

Recently featured during Modernism Week 2018, this home has been carefully updated, with classic architectural details preserved. The interior offers a clean and simple palette throughout, featuring walls of glass that beautifully integrate indoors with outdoors. We love the pristine tongue and groove ceilings and those beams that penetrate through the clerestory windows. You will find the layout to be perfect for parties that flow seamlessly through the living areas. You can also spoil yourself in the privacy of the luxurious master

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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to participate in a number of events during Modernism Week, in Palm Springs, kicking off on 2-15-18!  The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.  Here's a sampling of where you'll find The Paul Kaplan Group during this exciting even that celebrates our beautiful sunny town, of Palm Springs:

Modernism Show and Sale

A dynamic collection of 85 premier exhibitors from across the U.S. and Europe presenting and offering for sale rare and beautiful vintage furniture, lighting, sculpture,

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It's almost here!  The Paul Kaplan Group and about 100,000 attendees are getting ready for the biggest festival of its kind , Modernism Week, coming to Palm Springs Feb 15 to 25th.   "The ultimate celebration of mid-century design, architecture and culture."   Tickets sell out months in advance, but don't worry! There's still a ton of things to do, see and enjoy in Palm Springs, for those that procrastinated!!  See some of the highlights below from the Modernism Week events web page:  

Architecture:  

Modernism Showcase Home -  Moroccan Modern
Tour Modernism Week’s first Showcase Home by Thomboy Properties. This is a one of a kind custom-built home from 1975 by architect Hal Lacy recently renovated to modern luxury. While the house is thoroughly

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The Paul Kaplan Group is gearing up for Palm Springs' MODERNISM WEEK 2018

We're just a month away from the Palm Springs Modernism celebrations and the Paul Kaplan Group team is excited about showing off Palm Springs and everything modern!  We're also looking forward  to continuing the annual tradition of the Modernism Yard Sale! Our tradition continues for the 8th 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 25, 8am - 12pm at H3K Design Parking Lot -  501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. Admission:  FREE!

Some of our favorite events during Modernism Week are:

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 

February 16, 2017 |

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Midcentury Modern Home Detail Resources

Whether you live in a midcentury modern home or are looking to purchase one with The Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, or just love a vintage-inspired look, there are a number of great resources for adding a modernist touch to your home. Furniture and décor are the most obvious options, but we love adding original midcentury or reproduction hardware, paint colors, fixtures and even mail boxes. We've rounded up some favorite resources below!

Midcentury-inspired paint colors are a great way to achieve maximum impact for a relatively minimal investment (especially if you roll up your sleeves and do some painting yourself!). A number of paint manufacturers are now offering midcentury collections, with

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