Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

Is this the return of Port Lawrence? At last night’s city council meeting plans were approved for the construction of an $80 Million hotel and mixed retail project on the corner of Alejo Road and North Palm Canyon. This was once the site of the ambitious Port Lawrence project which succumbed to the most recent recession. 


The original Port Lawrence design included 118 residences but no hotel project.

In a report in today’s Desert Sun, developer Lawrence Real states that the project is a honeycomb of retail, commercial, parking and 150-room hotel plugged into a four-story complex with a maximum height of 51 feet. Real stated in that article that the hotel’s brand will be announced in a week or two and that construction could begin as soon as

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 Parting is such sweet sorrow but the time has come to say goodbye to the Forever Marilyn Statue in downtown Palm Springs. She’s been here almost two years and has been delighting tourists and locals alike since her arrival. Forever Marilyn quickly became an icon in the downtown environment.

However, before she’s disassembled into six pieces and shipped off to New Jersey, the city of Palm Springs, which never seems to shy away from a good cocktail party, will be hosting a farewell party for the 34,000-pound, 26-foot statue this coming Thursday night during the weekly Village Fest.

Created by artist Seward Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson legacy, the Forever Marilyn is slated to join about 150 other works by the artist in a 42-acre New

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Significant Home Price Increases in California

According to the most recent REALTORS Confidence Index Survey, REALTORS believe home prices to continue to increase over the next 12 months but these prices will do so at a moderate pace according to REALTOR Magazine. The monthly survey is distributed to more than 50,000 real estate professionals asking them to for opinions on home sales, prices, and market conditions.

Although the expectation for home prices in much of the country is a slower pace, REALTORS did respond that the greatest price increases will more than likely occur in California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida. REALTORS predict that California home prices will increase 5 to 7 percent over the next year continuing the trend of annual significant home price increases in California.


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Downtown Palm Springs

A three-hour tasting tour with stops at six different locations along Palm Canyon Drive may be just the way to familiarize (or re-familiarize yourself) with Downtown Palm Springs. Desert Tasty Tours offers the experience once per day from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. daily, Tuesday through Saturday, from now until the end of May. Although you will enjoy a smorgasbord of samples and appetizers along the walk, the tour also incorporates city history, local culture, and Hollywood ancestry. It’s a learning experience, a hike, and lunch all rolled into one. For more information visit the tour website at

The Saguaro introduces “A Taste of Saguaro” on Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Chef Garces and his culinary team will conduct a

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Palm Springs Modern Real Estate

Built in 1965, there are outstanding Southwest mountain views from this original builders model featuring over 1,900 SF. Excellent opportunity to create an idyllic mid-century modern property in meticulous original condition. Designed by A. Quincy Jones, this property features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, atrium, terrazzo flooring and block fireplace. Walls of window and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors create the atmosphere of indoor/outdoor living.

For more information regarding this Country Club Estates condo, contact The Paul Kaplan Group at (760) 459-1396 or visit their website, The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in luxury modern and architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos

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Paul Kaplan Luxury Modern Real Estate

With the introduction of the modern luxury marketing program, The Paul Kaplan Group has been designated an Elite Agent by the DuPont Registry. With the number-one ranked luxury real estate website, The DuPont Registry enjoys over 420,000 unique web visitor from more than 209 countries each month. These visitors perform over one million property searches from the thousands of luxury properties listed and the site boasts 8.5 million web page views monthly. There are over 200,000 subscribers to the digital magazine.

The DuPont Registry designation comes as The Paul Kaplan Group introduces a marketing system focusing on the successful sale of luxury and estate properties. The Modern Luxury Marketing program creates syndicated partnerships with

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Palm Springs Modern Real Estate KUD home

Although Joseph Eichler built over 11,000 homes in 12 different California communities, none were ever constructed in Palm Springs. That is until now. KUD Properties has announced the company will build an Eichler home within Palm Springs and plans to develop additional properties and even an entire community if the new home is well received.

The proposed 2,177 square foot A-frame Eichler will feature a fireplace, pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, tongue-and-groove ceiling with exposed beams and a 424-square-foot atrium. In an interview with The Desert Sun, Troy Kudlac, a principal of KUD Properties, stated, “I fell in love with the Eichler homes when I was out in Orange, and I remember being in one and going, why aren’t these in the desert?”

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First of all, I think every real estate agent and home seller in the greater Palm Springs real estate market owes Alexandria Abramian of The Hollywood Reporter a giant, sincere thank you. Let us here at The Paul Kaplan Group be the first to say it, tweet it, publicize it, and put out there on the internet. Thank you Alexandria Abramian! Thank you Hollywood Reporter! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Alexandria Abramian

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or on a cruise to the Galapagos, I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the Dinah Shore house in Old Las Palmas for $5.2 million. Every gossip, entertainment, business, desert-area, and real estate website posted the story almost simultaneously. It was a DiCaprio

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Matthew Reader of The Paul Kaplan Group shared information regarding Palm Springs modern architecture and real estate with The Desert Sun for their recent video series, "Modern Love". As a modernist and expert when it comes to desert area significant architecture, Matthew's involvement was invaluable. We recap the four videos which showcased Matthew's knowledge.

Roof Lines:

Brise Soleil:


Indoor Outdoor Spaces:


Great Rooms:


If you would like to know more about Modern Love or if you are interested in Modern Palm Springs Real Estate, contact us at The Paul Kaplan Group. The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural homes, vacation properties, and condos in the Palm Springs area.

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With daily temperatures hovering around 85 degrees, we’ll be the first to admit that it’s often hard to stay inside the office and work. Truthfully, the day sometimes seems better spent lounging around poolside basking in the sun while enjoying a wonderful mountain view. However, that’s all part of the Palm Springs lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of five Palm Springs pools perfect for an escape from work.

569 N. Farrell



1633 Via Roberto Miguel


980 E. Garden


1080 E. Alejo Road


310 S. Patencio Road


To see these or any Palm Springs pool homes, contact The Paul Kaplan Group. The Paul Kaplan Group is a boutique real estate firm specializing in architectural

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