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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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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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One of the most publicized homes in Rancho Mirage, the Kenaston House, just sold by Stephanie Howard of the Paul Kaplan Group of Palm Springs

The Paul Kaplan Group is proud to announce that the iconic Kenaston House in Rancho Mirage has just been sold by the Paul Kaplan Group's Stephanie Howard. 

Designed in 1957 by renowned modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, who also designed Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, the Kenaston House features 4,780 square feet of living space in a U-shape around the swimming pool and patio, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and abundant glass walls and doors. 

The home was commissioned by mining heir Robert Kenaston and his movie star wife, Billie Dove, as a wedding gift for their son

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February in Palm Springs means everything Modernism for The Paul Kaplan Group.  Below is a list of events we're sponsoring and part of for this years' week of Modernism this month in Palm Springs.  Some events are free;  some already sold out, but check the Modernism Week website for availability & to purchase tickets.    We look forward to a fun-filled week, and seeing old and new friends alike during one of the busiest weeks of the year in Palm Springs.  For more information please drop us a line at paul@paulkaplangroup.com.   If you'll be in town, check out our OPEN HOUSE GUIDE which will be updated every Friday.  Stop by, meet our team, check out some amazing mid-century and architectural homes.  If you'd like to schedule time to view…
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What's happening for Modernism celebrations in Palm Springs this year??

We're just a month away from the Palm Springs Modernism celebrations and the Paul Kaplan Group team is excited to continue the annual tradition of the Modernism Yard Sale! Our tradition continues for the 7th year, and PKG will be serving up free donuts while you hunt for vintage treasures at the sale, which is being held on Sunday, February 26, 8am - 12pm at H3K Design Parking Lot -  501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. Admission:  FREE!

Tickets remain for other great Modernism Week events; you can check out the full list of available tickets here, and we've also highlighted some events below!

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 

February

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Frey House II

by:  Katy Carrier

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for architects like Albert Frey, FAIA, who have helped shape the “Desert Modernism” movement in Palm Springs. 

Born in 1903 in Zurich, Switzerland, Albert Frey was the only child to a pianist mother and business-owning father. Frey grew up encouraged to study architecture and did so at Winterthur’s Institute of Technology in Winterthur, Switzerland, completing his architectural degree in 1924 and subsequently beginning to practice throughout Europe. The budding architect quickly built a name for himself, landing roles at Eggericz and Verwilghen in Brussels and Le Corbusier’s atelier in Paris. Despite succeeding in these European ventures, Frey ultimately dreamed of working in

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Get ready-  August 1, 2016:  Modernism Fall Preview tickets go on sale!

The fall preview, scheduled for Oct. 21-23, "is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to get a taste of what our 11-day festival in February will offer," said Lisa Vossler Smith, Modernism Week's executive director.  Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to kick-off the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs. Perennial favorites like the walking tours, architectural bus tours, tours of Palm Springs neighborhoods and iconic buildings, educational events (including lectures and film screenings), and a series of receptions celebrating all things modern will be included in the October program.

Highlights: 

A Modernism Show & Sale

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The Paul Kaplan Group has had the pleasure of listing some amazing mid-century architectural homes in Palm Springs for almost 20 year now-  however the Red Velvet Palace located at 1240 S Manzanita, Palm Springs,  ranks as one of the most unique properties ever represented by the group.

Recently featured in The Desert Sun, "This house in Deepwell Estates is known as Stephan's Folly. Its namesake is Jack Stephan, who founded two of southern California's largest plumbing companies and aired iconic "Adee-doo!"TV commercials."

Palm Desert's Robert Lewis and Associates designed the house, and it was built in 1965. Stephan bought it in 1967 and did the interior in 1969, according to listing agent Matthew Reader of The Paul Kaplan Group.

"He

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