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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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300 E Molino Road, Palm Springs  

Steel House #6

Folded Plate Roof

Ground-breaking Pre-fab Construction

Meticulously Restored to the original design

Located on a gated private lot

Designed by architect:  Donald Wexler, FAIA      

Built 1962

Offered at $699,000

 

 


In 1962, the architects Donald Wexler and Ric Harrison introduced a novel all-steel system for the prefabrication of affordable houses suitable for the desert during the Mid-Century era of Palm Springs. The project was sponsored by US Steel, the structural engineer was Bernard Perlin of CalCor, and the builder was the Alexander Construction Company. The steel house tract was located in a remote area at the time of Palm Springs,

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Whether vacationing or living in Palm Springs, breakfast is taken seriously here.  Saturday and Sunday mornings, you'll find local favorites with lines out the door, as people anxiously wait for delicious German pancakes, home-made cinnamon rolls or bacon flights....

The following is a list of some of the most popular breakfast hang-outs in Palm Springs.

1.  Cheeky's  -  622 NORTH PALM CANYON DR.  -  CAUTION-  be prepared to wait!  but this is one of the most popular hangouts for unique and innovative breakfast choices in all of Coachella Valley-  lovely outdoor patio with a few spots inside.  The menu changes, but you might find items like "dutch breakfast: rare roast beef toast, aged gouda, fried eggs" or "dark chocolate waffle w/ cocoa nibs

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If you're a fan of Palm Springs and a fan of Mid-Century architecture, you've probably heard about "Modernism Week."  If not, its an international celebration of Modern Design from the 20th Century and beyond-  There are architecture tours, themed parties, a vintage trailer show, and Mid-Century furnishings market, lectures and oh so much more.  The Paul Kaplan Group has been sponsoring Modernism Week since it was just Modernism Weekend!  And every year the event gets bigger with more exciting things to do and see.

Maybe it  just occurred to you that you really want to check out Modernism Week?  Don't stress-  although many of the venues have sold out months ago, with over 250 events planned over the  ten day celebration, there are still tickets

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If you're a fan of Palm Springs and a fan of Mid-Century architecture, you've probably heard about "Modernism Week."  If not, its an international celebration of Modern Design from the 20th Century and beyond-  There are architecture tours, themed parties, a vintage trailer show, and Mid-Century furnishings market, lectures and oh so much more.  The Paul Kaplan Group has been sponsoring Modernism Week since it was just Modernism Weekend!  And every year the event gets bigger with more exciting thigs to do and see.

Maybe it  just occurred to you that you really want to check out Modernism Week?  Don't stress-  although many of the venues have sold out months ago, with over 250 events planned over the  ten day celebration, there are still tickets

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Happy New Year!  January is a popular month to see new listings hit the market here at The Paul Kaplan Group.  From ranch homes, to cottages, to mid-century bungalows, expect to see quite an assortment.  These are our top pics this week-  This is not some computer generated list. We hand-picked these homes, so if you would like more info or have any questions about any of these properties (or any others), please call us. We would love to answer any of your questions about these homes or other vacation homes in Palm Springs!

A gem in a neighborhood we call, "Little Venice Beach"  Spacious floor plan with updated kitchens and baths


590 W Pico Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 

$529,000
3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2300 SqFt

 

Cozy cottage in the Chino

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It has been a busy summer in Palm Springs, and we have been selling lots of houses at the Paul Kaplan Group! We are looking forward to a very exciting season in our new offices at 1117 N Palm Canyon Drive. Continuing with my photos of the Palm Springs Class 1 Historic Sites, we are now up to #8 - the Palm Canyon Stone Street Marker on the corner of N Palm Canyon Dr and Chino Dr. If you have parked near Koffi, you have probably noticed this historic street marker. It was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the Palm Springs City Council on November 7, 1984.

Chino Dr / Palm Canyon Blvd Sign

According to the plaque: This is one of the original street markers used following the incorporation of the City of Palm Springs in 1938. Dr. J. Kocher and Philip Boyd, then secretary of the

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historia Frances Stevens School - Paul Kaplan Group

Now home to the Palm Canyon Theatre, the Frances Stevens School at 538 N Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs was one of the first schoolhouses in the Coachella Valley. The first classrooms were built in 1927. The building was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the Palm Springs City Council on November 7, 1984.

  We love the theatre at the Paul Kaplan Group, and maybe we will see you at Cats opening on October 2, 2015.     Frances S. Stevens School Plaque     According to the plaque: Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who arrived in Palm Springs in 1922,…
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the murphy hotel palm springsWell after some searching, I finally figured out why I couldn't find The House of Murphy Hotel at 262 S Palm Canyon Dr in Palm Springs. The property was designated a Class 2 Historic Site by the Palm Springs City Council on October 3, 1984. I didn't realize that a Class 2 Historic Site is no longer extant. According to the City of Palm Springs website, "Class 2 designation is used to recognize a site where a historic building or feature once stood but is no longer present, or to recognize that a historic event occurred at that particular site." Thanks to the internet and eBay, I was able to find an old postcard with an image of the hotel. Currently occupying the site is the Chop House, a steak and seafood restaurant. We do love to eat and shop on eBay at

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