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We've been selling homes in Palm Springs for about two decades now at The Paul Kaplan Group.  Some people are buying vacation homes, some are looking for 2nd homes and others are considering moving here full time- regardless, the same questions seem to be on the minds of everyone considering buying a home in Palm Springs-  We'll  address some of the most common questions here:

Exterior of Palm Springs home

Friends in the pool

1.  Does it get hot there?

Yes, its a desert, it gets hot.  Click here to link to average temperatures per month.

 

2.  What is "Lease" land?

Map of Palm Springs

The city of Palm Springs is built on a "checkerboard" consisting of alternating Indian and non-Indian land.   In 1876, Pacific Railroad laid the tracks between Los Angeles and Yuma,

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Desert Modernism Heroes - Walter White

Written by Katy Carrier

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

Walter S. White, 1917-2002, designed a number of innovative properties in the Coachella Valley during the 1940s and ‘50s. Nearly 50 homes in Palm Desert alone have been attributed to White, and he maintained an office there near the corner of Highway 111 and Cabrillo Avenue.

White became known for creating unique roofs and even patented a method for constructing curved roofs using dowels, allowing for a change in the curvature of the roof.

Miles Bates house

The Miles Bates house in Palm Desert, built in 1955, features a wave-like curved roof,

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Modernism Festivities

Modernism festivities kicks off in Palm Springs today, with 11 days of great activities and events ahead, including architectural tours, lectures and film screenings, parties, and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale. The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to be involved in a number events, and we hope that you can join us!

Beyond 'Poolside Gossip' - An onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, and screening of the film Slim Aarons, The High Life (February 23)

The iconic image of Slim Aarons' "Poolside Gossip” photograph comes to life once again with an onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and the Paul Kaplan Group's own Gary Johns, followed by the North American Premier of the film Slim Aarons, The

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Listing: 2245 S GENE AUTRY TRAIL UNIT C

PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264

Welcome to your new home at Canyon Sands, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! Behind the front gate, you will find a private, generously-sized front patio. Once inside, this fully renovated three-bedroom, two-bath unit awaits your personal touches. The main living area is large and features vaulted wood beam tongue and groove ceilings, a gas fireplace, wood floors throughout, and it is flooded with natural light - perfect for entertaining. The large master bedroom features patio access and an en suite bathroom with a large shower. The second bedroom is located to the rear of the unit, and the third bedroom opens up to living room and can serve as a den. There is a second patio to the

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Listing: 1099 W Chino Canyon Rd

Palm Springs, CA 92262

This large, contemporary home, presented by the Paul Kaplan Group, is perched high in the hills above Palm Springs, featuring privacy and seclusion in an organic, natural setting. It is the former home of virtuoso concert violinist Ruggiero Ricci. 

This move-in-ready, mini-estate has great views from most rooms, a modern kitchen, media room and expansive outdoor features including a pool, BBQ  area and fire pit. 

The master suite includes a fireplace, walk-in closet and bath with starlight ceiling and gorgeous views. The second bedroom has extensive closets and views, and the third bedroom doubles as an ideal home office with built-ins. The living room and dining room have

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2245 S GENE AUTRY TRAIL UNIT C

PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264

Welcome to your new home at Canyon Sands, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group! Behind the front gate, you will find a private, generously-sized front patio. Once inside, this fully renovated three-bedroom, two-bath unit awaits your personal touches. The main living area is large and features vaulted wood beam tongue and groove ceilings, a gas fireplace, wood floors throughout, and it is flooded with natural light - perfect for entertaining. The large master bedroom features patio access and an en suite bathroom with a large shower. The second bedroom is located to the rear of the unit, and the third bedroom opens up to living room and can serve as a den. There is a second patio to the rear of

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Desert Modernism Heroes - E. Stewart

Written by Katy Carrier

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

Architect E. Stewart Williams, FAIA (1909-2005) started his career in New York in the office of Raymond Loewy, making the move out to California following serving in the Navy. Williams’ father, architect Harry Williams, had come to Palm Springs in 1936 to work on La Plaza, one of the first multi-use projects in California, combining offices, retail shops, a theater and residences. E. Stewart Williams set up shop with his father and brother under the name of Williams, Williams and Williams, and a fortuitous moment during the

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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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Desert Modernism Heroes

Written by Katy Carrier

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

Modernist architect William F. Cody, FAIA, created many important and influential designs in the greater Palm Springs area. Born in 1916 in Dayton, Ohio, Cody attended architecture school at the University of Southern California, and after graduating in 1942, worked as an apprentice for several architecture firms in California before moving to Palm Springs in 1946, where he lived until his death in 1978.

Del Marcos Hotel

Cody was first employed as a staff architect at the Desert Inn Motel, and then designed the Del Marcos Hotel in 1947. He designed a number of

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Sunny house on Sunny Dunes, Palm Springs

Here is the perfect Palm Springs starter pad, located in the trending neighborhood of Demuth Park and presented by the Paul Kaplan Group. This beautiful 1954 bungalow holds the key to your slice of paradise - private and cozy just the way you like it! The property is perfectly gated, offering tons of private parking space for multiple cars or a small airstream, and providing worry-free enclosure for dog lovers.. The grounds have mature hedging all the way around, and views connect you to the mountains from the front yard to the far side of the pool. Inside this two-bedroom, one-bath home, you will find yourself amazed at how spacious things feel. Both bedrooms have large French doors creating the

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