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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!


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Listing: 347 S CAHUILLA RD


Hidden behind mature landscaping is this two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow and one-bedroom, one-bath casita, presented by the Paul Kaplan Group. Built in 1964, this home combines mid-century charm with all new interiors and upgraded systems. Spectacular mountain views and an abundance of privacy make this close-to-Palm Canyon gem a standout. 

A horseshoe driveway provides for plenty of off street parking and a two car garage allows for protected parking and storage. This corner property has hidden gardens, an outdoor shower, BBQ area and a skinny dip pool all with awesome, jaw-dropping mountain views.

For more information about this property click here,

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The Coachella Music festival is not the only cultural event going in Palm Springs this week.  The Paul Kaplan Group welcomes Los Angeles photographer, Nancy Baron's new photography exhibition, Beautiful Trailer Town featured at their studio. Although still considered "real estate," this exhibit offers a visual treat of vintage mobile homes and communities of Palm Springs.

A precurser to the "Tiny Home Movement," Nancy Baron offers an intimate look at Palm Springs' Mid-Century mobile home communities through her creative photography. Experience an inside glimpse of the desert's Trailer Park world and their inhabitants during this unique exhibition.

“Some years ago I was involved in a group project to document the economic downturn in Southern

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High Desert Homes are Stunning

Mid-Century homes are not just in Palm Springs!  The Paul Kaplan Group also represents homes in the High Desert. 

The High Desert  is more then just sand, and cactus-  it offers a restful escape in a truly unique environment. Hiking, camping, antique shops and funky, artistic boutiques offer something for everyone.  There's a growing artist community that is thriving in areas such as Joshua Tree and Pioneer town. All of this only 30-40 minutes from Palm Springs, yet feels like a world away.

"A longtime haven for outlaw artists and L.A. castaways, Joshua Tree has lately been colonized by people turning the region into a hipster oasis."  

New restaurants like La Copine on Old Woman’s Springs Road are

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Must Know Before Buying a Mid-Century Property

You crave mid-century architecture and design; you've dreamed of owning a mid-century home; you love the indoor/outdoor lifestyle a mid-century home provides- you know Palm Springs is where you want to be;   now  you're ready to make that dream a realty.   Where to start??  The Paul Kaplan Group, who have been helping clients buy mid-century homes for almost 20 years, provide the following tips:

1.  Hire an expert  -  Palm Springs is called the "Mecca of mid-century architecture" for a reason.   Its filled with unique neighborhoods featuring a variety of architectural homes.  Not all Realtors are familiar with the characteristics of the communities that feature these homes-  Hiring a local expert

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Listing: 3500 N Avenida Fey Norte

List Price
:  $525,000

Neighborhood:  El Rancho Vista Estates

Detail:  1,759 Square Feet  |   3 bedrooms  2 Bathrooms  "Rumpus" Room

 Why we love this house:  Donald Wexler, F.A.I.A., is the most iconic Palm Springs architect of the mid-century error.  He designed this tract of homes that were built in 1960, providing modern, architectural properties "for everyone."  Instead of the typical cookie-cutter ranch homes being built in the day, these homes offered innovative floor plans, and unique designs, that had never been seen before.  This timeless home gives the new owners a chance to live in a piece of architectural history, an example of a home that contributed to the Desert Modernism movement.

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Fans of Mid-Century Design - This is for You

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

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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 

3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2300 SqFt


Cozy cottage in the Chino

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Listing: 172 Desert Lakes Dr.

List Price:  $419,000

Neighborhood:  Seven Lakes Country Club

Detail:  1,545 Square Feet  |   2 bedrooms  2 Bathrooms

 Why we love this house:  Hey, lets walk down to the club house for a beer!  How often can you say that where you live in Palm Springs?  Even better, after happy hour, you can dine in a fabulous mid-century space designed by William Cody, over looking the greens, in the private homeowners restaurant.  Ok, so if that's not enough, your actual real estate is a modern architectural masterpiece-  walls of glass opening to the Seven Lakes golf course on one side, and your own spacious private courtyard on the other-  clean smooth modern lasting design that looks as good today as when they were built in

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Listing: 1240 South Manzanita

List Price
:  $899,000

Neighborhood:  Deepwell

Detail:  3,250 Square Feet  |   3 bedrooms  5 Bathrooms

 Why we love this house:  Velvet.  Red Velvet.  Rarely do you walk into a house and your jaw immediately drops.  Vintage time capsules like this in Palm Springs are what we live  for and this is truly one of a kind. A designer's feat. A true work of art.  Every detail has been meticulously designed and coordinated in a sea of orange and red velvet luxury.  Every turn of every corner is another step back into a vintage opulent era that has been preserved like the day it was originally put together. No Elvira doesn't live here, but you could, and your friends will have never seen anything like this but only will

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