Mid Century Homes

Mid Century Homes

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1865 N Berne Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects and developers who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. Jack Meiselman, along with his brother Bernie, were such developers, responsible for building a number of affordable mid-century modern homes in the Palm Springs area during the 1950s and 1960s.

1966 Jacques Drive, Palm Springs 92262 (currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group - more information here)

Jack Meiselman (born 1899, died 1994) initially collaborated with the Alexander Construction Company on the building of Palm Springs tract homes, but Meiselman and Alexander had a falling out that led Meiselman,

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One of the most publicized homes in Rancho Mirage, the Kenaston House, just sold by Stephanie Howard of the Paul Kaplan Group of Palm Springs

The Paul Kaplan Group is proud to announce that the iconic Kenaston House in Rancho Mirage has just been sold by the Paul Kaplan Group's Stephanie Howard. 

Designed in 1957 by renowned modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, who also designed Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, the Kenaston House features 4,780 square feet of living space in a U-shape around the swimming pool and patio, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and abundant glass walls and doors. 

The home was commissioned by mining heir Robert Kenaston and his movie star wife, Billie Dove, as a wedding gift for their son

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616 N High Road, Palm Springs, currently listed by The Paul Kaplan Group

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects and developers who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Alexander Construction Company built over 2,000 homes in the Palm Springs area, greatly increasing the size of the Palm Springs and bringing modernist design to homebuyers at an affordable price.


The Ocotillo Lodge pool

George Alexander and his son Robert ("Bob") founded the company, which was relocated from Los Angeles to Palm Springs during the 1950s, with their first big project along with business partner Joe Dunas being the construction of the Ocotillo Lodge in 1956, with architects Dan Palmer and William

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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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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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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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