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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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Above: aerial view of Racquet Club Estates

The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  This week we'd like to introduce you to the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, located on the north side of Palm Springs. The neighborhood is roughly contained within the streets of Vista Chino, Indian Canyon, San Rafael and Avenida Caballeros, with the vast majority of the neighborhood's 500+ homes attributed to significant midcentury architects and developers.

The first homes in the Racquet Club Road Estates neighborhood were completed in

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The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  We'd like to introduce you to the El Rancho Vista Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs which is a small enclave of homes, the majority of which were designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison and built by developer Roy Fey. The development, started in 1959, was the first of Wexler and Harrison’s residential subdivisions.

Branching off of one main thoroughfare (Via Roberto Miguel), accessed via Vista Chino and Gene Autry Trail, are a number of cul-de-sacs lined with

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Which way should your home face in Palm Springs?  Most of the mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs, have overhead utility wires and telephone poles – it's a fact of life, unfortunately.  We at the Paul Kaplan Group, often joke with clients that the overhead wires are  part of the mid-century character of a neighborhood, since they never had underground utility lines in the '50s and '60s when these homes were built!   If you like mid-century homes, you'll have to like mid-century technology too.  Some neighborhoods, such as Deepwell, had worked with the City of Palm Springs to bury the overhead wires.  However, after the recession economy and budget cuts, that project was put on hold – so in the meantime, we just have to live with the wires!

In

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The Palm Canyon Mobile Club in Palm Springs, represented by The Paul Kaplan Group, was just featured on "Tiny House Talk," one of the most noted blogs about Tiny House living.
June 6, 2017

The first 10 “Micro Homes” are available for sale in Palm Springs, CA at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club.

About 100 new homes will are scheduled to fill a vintage mobile home park in this popular resort community in Palm Springs, creating the first neighborhood of its kind in southern California. These pre-fab style home are manufactured in a factory with the interiors complete, and delivered to the home site. Once situation, outdoor decks and porches are added, walkways, driveways, carports, fenced yards, and landscaping.

 A one bedroom home has 600

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The latest update regarding real estate in Palm Springs, provided by The Paul Kaplan Group.  The biggest change, is that the median price for sales is up 1.2% over last year. The median price of condos in Palm Springs has dropped slightly over the last 12 months.  For more information on real estate in the Palm Springs market and surrounding communities, please contact The Paul Kaplan Group at 760-459-1396
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Where to dine and indulge in your favorite adult beverage in Palm Springs?  Numerous lists are printed internationally each year.  However the list supplied by Zagat's represents some of our most favorite dining establishments here at the Paul Kaplan Group.  Check out their "20 Reasons to Drive to Palm Springs."

We've highlighted some of the places we love most too from their list, below:

Credit: Audrey Ma/Truss & Twine   April 11, 2017 · by Lesley Balla   Credit: Kings Highway

South Palm Springs is becoming the hot spot (and just around the corner from The Palm Canyon Mobile Club too)

Kings Highway and the Amigo Room
The Ace Hotel's all-day diner got a recent refresh from chef Carlos Salgado of Costa Mesa's

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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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Welcome to PKG Comparisons, where we at The Paul Kaplan Group show you how far your $$ goes in the desert, compared to other areas.  So today, lets say you're considering a move to either Palm Springs, Los Angeles, or San Diego and your budget is $400,000.  What can that get you in each area?

Lets begin in Palm Springs:  This single family home is listed for $369,900;  (Plus $100 HOA Fees)   At approximately 1,835 square feet, it features three bedrooms and two baths plus double garage.  Its located at Mountaingate, a gated community as you enter Palm Springs from Los Angeles.  The home features 9' ceilings, an open concept living area, and expansive windows that open up to the back yard where you can take in the views. Located minutes from the trendy

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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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