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Listing: 360 Cabrillo Road #231

Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Paul Kaplan Group is pleased to present this mid-century condo designed by famed architect William F. Cody, built by Paul Trousdale of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, with lush grounds designed by Philip A. Shipley. 

This remodeled Studio Plus unit has a sleeping area separate from the living area. Recent improvements include: paint, kitchen cabinets, sink, backsplash, countertops, tiled shower, toilet and vanity, epoxy floors, 17 can lights and an outdoor cement patio. It is one of only two units with a fireplace, and is being sold turn-key furnished. 

This mid-century modern jewel of a complex has a spectacular pool area complete with a tropical brook

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"Vista Las Palmas" in Palm Springs 

Welcome to this beautiful midcentury home in Vista Las Palmas, one of Palm Springs' most sought-after neighborhoods, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. This is the first time that this 'Sunflap' model has been on the market since 1960, and it was thoroughly renovated and taken down to the studs in 2008. This well-cared-for home has four bedrooms (one configured as a versatile cabana/bedroom), four bathrooms, and oversize custom sliders across the back of the home which frame dramatic views of the Dry Falls of the San Jacinto Mountains. Additionally, this home has a beautiful oversized swimming pool with spa, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area with dining bar, a fireplace in the living room for those cold desert nights,

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The "Chuck" in Palm Springs

Welcome to The Chuck, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! This recently renovated five-unit boutique apartment building is a jewel in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs. There are three studio units, two one-bedroom units, and one unit is used by the owners. Two units are currently being used as vacation rentals, and two units are rented annually. Among many updates are: kitchens, bathrooms, tile floors, plumbing in each unit, gas lines, electrical, HVAC, landscaping and pool. Each of these units also have a private rear patio. Owner's unit is a full one bedroom plus kitchen and living area, and has an updated bath, kitchen, electrical, plumbing and oversized picture windows. This stylish rental complex is

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Desert Modernism Heroes - Richard Neutra

Written by Katy Carrier

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

Celebrated modernist architect Richard Neutra designed just three homes in the Palm Springs area, but each was unique and important in the advancement of Desert Modernism.

Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra

Neutra’s first project in the desert was the Grace Miller House, which was completed in 1937.  The small home was designed very deliberately with the needs of Miller in mind, with Miller and Neutra exchanging some 50 letters throughout 1936 and 1937 that outlined Miller’s habits and wants in great detail so that the home could be perfectly

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Lush and Dreamy Outdoor

With lush greenery, cheery citrus trees and a modern firepit, the dreamy outdoor living space at this updated midcentury condo at Garden Villas East, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group, is enough to win you over right from the start.  Accessible from every major room in the home, the oversized patio is also steps away from the community pool and spa!  

Stepping inside, the recently renovated unit is warm and light-filled. We are particularly fond of the kitchen design and we've awarded extra points for the clean and organic cabinetry choice, with plenty of counter space to satisfy a chef.  Your dinner guests can flow onto the patio before and after dining to enjoy the western mountain views – and the best part is,

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The Epitome of Mid-Century Design

This light and bright mid-century stunner presented by The Paul Kaplan Group is the epitome of indoor-outdoor Palm Springs living, with the open concept living area's expanse of glass doors leading to a spacious and immaculately landscaped back yard with exotic fruit trees, a glittering pool and the most spectacular mountain views. 

Designed in 1958 by Charles Dubois for Alexander Construction Company, this Vista Las Palmas gem has been a bastion of cool since its early days, originally owned by Chick Iverson, the first Volkswagen and Porsche dealer in Orange Country, who also just happened to be best friends with John Wayne. 

While retaining the vintage charm of its days as the playground

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Listing: 1244 North Via Paraiso

Vista Las Palmas
Palm Springs

The Paul Kaplan Group is proud to present this home, which is everyone’s Palm Springs mid-century fantasy. Located in one of our most coveted neighborhoods, Vista Las Palmas,  and designed by Charles Dubois for the Alexander Construction Company in 1959, this home is reminiscent of a movie star’s secret getaway from back in the day. Terrazzo tile floors welcome you. A full maid’s quarters is complemented by a luxurious half-bath highlighted by fixtures seen in James Bond’s Goldfinger.

The entry leads you into the architectural living room, featuring vaulted tongue & groove ceilings, original stone fireplace and mid-century breezeblock accents, lighted naturally by huge expanses of

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Sunrise Park - Mid-Century Modern Mecca

If you are looking for a special house in Palm Springs  with good architectural details, a layout that flows, and that is true to mid-century modern, here is your opportunity!

Located in Palm Springs' central neighborhood of Sunrise Park, know for it great collection of Alexander and Meiselman homes, and sprinkled with various California ranch style homes, you will discover this unbelievably well upgraded architectural gem. Built in 1957, we think by the Meiselman brothers*, this home offers nearly 2200 sq ft of comfortable desert living in Palm Springs. Listed by Alex Dethier of The Paul Kaplan Group.

home for sale in Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

404 N Monterey Rd, Palm Springs, CA (map)
3 beds / 3 ba / 2 car garage / comes fully furnished

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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.


A Modernism Show & Sale

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2016 is turning out to be another HUGE year for Racquet Club Estates homes in Palm Springs.  Homes are selling faster so far during the first half of the year compared to 2015.  The average sales price is up about 4% in 2016 compared to 2015.

The Paul Kaplan Group at the time of this blog post, is representing approximately 70% of all the listings for sale in the Racquet Club neighborhood.  For more information on the latest listings in the Racquet Club Estates, please CLICK HERE,  

 2016 Sales Information for Racquet Club Estates

# of Listings Sold: 20

Average Days on the Market:  87

Lowest Priced Home:  $399,000

Average Priced Home:  $532,145

Highest Priced Home:  $635,000

Average Sales Price compared to List Price  98.09%*

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