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Written by Erik Rosenow, past President of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Palm Springs is THE modernism capital of the world!  That’s the unofficial nickname given to Palm Spring for its high concentration of mid-century homes and buildings.  Tourists flock to this city to appreciate the architecture, potentially taking a private guided architectural tour that are run throughout the year.  Many are lured to purchase a mid-century home in one of Palm Springs famous neighborhoods.  What better way to enjoy a martini than poolside under a sweeping butterfly roof!  

Palm Springs is quite easy to get involved in the mid-century architecture and design scene.  Two prominent organizations, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) and the

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123 W CAMINO CARMELITA, Palm Springs, California

Looking for a Palm Springs home with unique build with unparalleled craftsmanship? Lets have a round of applause for concrete floors and clean lines at every turn! 123 Camino Carmelita is a stunner, which fits seamlessly with it's historic neighbors, while remaining a one of a kind. Situated in the prestigious "Mesa" is this impressive home, encouraging a simple, yet refined, way to live! All 3 bedrooms offer the ease of en-suite living. Lush private gardens, pool, spa, and mountain views remain visible day or night. The home has an open flow with walls of windows and sliders that perfectly frame the drama of our stunning mountains. This is just the kind of space we love so much and live

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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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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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Our Favorite Palm Springs Mid-century Listings

At The Paul Kaplan Group, we are monitoring the market throughout the day for new listings, so we can share that info with our clients.  And often, we know of new listings before they even hit the MLS too! 

Click on the photos below, to check out some of our favorite listings in Palm Springs, currently on the market.  Are any of these your dream home?  Please contact us for more info or to help you find your perfect spot in the desert.   The Paul Kaplan Group 760-459-1396.

  • 2420 S ALHAMBRA DR
  • Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • $1,249,000

  • 2795 E LIVMOR AVE
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $719,000

  • 1837 E TACHEVAH DR
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $248,976

  • 319 WESTLAKE
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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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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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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 Paul Kaplan Group has had the privilege of selling so many wonderful homes in Palm Springs designed by William Krisel, AIA.860 E. Grace Circle, Palm Springs [currently listed (under contract) by  Mike Johnson & Clay Baham of The Paul Kaplan Group - details here]

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the architects who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs, including William "Bill" Krisel, AIA, who is responsible for the design of thousands of homes in the Palm Springs area.

Overhead of Racquet Club Estates neighborhood

Krisel was born in 1924 in Shanghai, China, while his father was working there as the distributor of United Artists films in the region. The family returned permanently to the United States in 1937,

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