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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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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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Pick up your latest issue of Palm Springs Life and read about Donald Wexler, FAIA,-  one of the most celebrated architects of the Mid-Century era in Palm Springs.  

Donald Wexler Home

The iconic "Steel Home #1" is currently for sale for $895,000.

Donald Wexler Home Palm SpringsEnjoy the full article in Palm Springs Life, written by Michael Stern, by clicking here.  ENJOY!  

For more information on this mid-century classic home or other architectural properties in Palm Springs, please stop by our website, at www.PaulKaplanGroup.com

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