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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: 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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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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SUNDAY 12:00 to 2:00PM
GARDEN VILLAS -  360 Cabrillo Road - Palm Springs*

*Call/text 760-808-3300 at gate for Access code

Offered at $549,000

Real estate builder Paul Trousdale, who also developed the famous Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, was the lead in the development of the Racquet Club Garden Villas in Palm Springs. During many years, as well as while working on the project, he owned a uthere which had its own pool. Unit 113. This large condo, an iconic mid-century modern architectural masterpiece, designed by famed architect William F. Cody, is now available turnkey furnished.

Large open living and dining room with walls of glass

Nicely appointed kitchen with a passthrough window to the main patio


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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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Palm Springs ranks as one of the top international resort communities.  Whether you come here for the sunshine, golf, architecture, or just to float in a pool with a cocktail, its easy to see why we attract visitors from around the globe.

Living in Palm Springs is not just for millionaires.  There are a number of affordable options for those looking for the perfect escape pad.  Here are three of our favorite picks for Palm Springs homes, priced under $300,000:

  • 360 CABRILLO RD 214
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $278,000
  • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 576 SqFt
  • Residential

Mid-century modern gem! This light filled jewel at the historically designated Racquet Club Garden Villas features floor to ceiling glass, and a west facing breeze block framed

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Donald Wexler is one of Palm Springs most Iconic architects and one of the founders attributed to the Desert Modernism movement here in Palm Springs and southern California.

Life and career (from Wikipedia)

Wexler was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1926 and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950and worked for Richard Neutra. He moved to Palm Springs in 1952 and practiced there for almost six decades, developing an architecture that is acutely sensitive to the extremes of the desert climate. In 1962, he designed the all-steel Alexander houses, along with the structural engineer Bernard Perlin for the developers George and Robert Alexander. His houses' framing, roofs and exterior siding are

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Canadian homeowners have recently been selling off their Palm Springs real estate and making a healthy profit.

Due to the low Canadian dollar, it can mean  selling off U.S. real estate now can result in substantial financial gains. Right now, if a Canadian was to sell their Palm Springs home for $100,000 U.S.  it would make about $141,000 Canadian based on today's exchange rate. 

"We've been recently swamped with calls from our past Canadian clients looking into selling their Palm Springs' homes" says local Palm Springs real estate agent,  Paul Kaplan, "many bought during the recession in the Palm Springs market, taking advantaging of unusually low real estate prices.  Now that prices have recovered, they're taking advantage of the financial

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The Paul Kaplan Group is again proud to sponsor Modernism Week!  The Modernism Week Fall Preview Tickets Go On Sale August 1st!

Highlights during the four-day schedule include a festive opening night Preview Reception at the Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, in its new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Palm Springs Modernism Week

The Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Air Museum will feature 40 premier national and international dealers offering furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century, and introducing 21st century items. The show will open with an Early Buying Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week at 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Weekend show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4

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The Paul Kaplan Group and The Mod Shack are excited to reveal  our next #pkgLocal  Sweepstakes award-

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 Wil Stiles Palm Springs 



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Wil Stiles represents the Palm Springs lifestyle and presents a cheerful, well-edited collection of fashion, art, and accessories for men and women. Contemporary European sportswear mixes with cruiser bicycles, colorful watches, and chic sunglasses for the Palm Springs bon vivant. An impressive selection of Fred Perry and J Lindeberg is inspired by the legendary Racquet Club and the desert life of leisure.  Click here to visit Wil Stiles on line. 

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875 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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