The Lost Mid-Century Moderns

73110 Grapevine in Palm Desert.  

The Lost Mid-Century Moderns in Palm Springs (We have just learned this, the Hudson House, is included on the route of this year’s Palm Desert Double Decker Bus Tour during Modernism Week, February 13, 14, 20 and 21) We have many fine examples of this architectural genre that are “The Lost Mid-Century Moderns” because we can’t connect them with their architect.  These post and beam homes were designed for maximum light, view lines and contact with the desert. Take this home for example, now on the market at 73110 Grapevine in Palm Desert. According to the County Tax Assessor record, it was built in 1957.  A knowledgeable visitor pointed out that the raked stucco exterior was often used by E. Stewart Williams, and the time frame was right.   The Hunt Was On! Our first effort to find the architect was to contact the Palm Springs Art Museum. “In 2002 Stewart Williams […]

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Modernism Week 2016

Mid-Century Modern In Tamarisk Rancho, Rancho Mirage

MODERNISM WEEK IN RANCHO MIRAGE   With Modernism Week 2016 fast approaching, fans are looking for new places to visit. Here in Rancho Mirage where the Mid-Century Modern specialist Group Haverkate is based, several events are scheduled. The City of Rancho Mirage is also a Modernism Week sponsor.     Rancho Mirage became a hub of modernist architecture with the development in the mid 1950s of Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country Clubs. Both became the focus of architectural innovation. As the rich and famous flocked further east, so their architects came with them: Cody, Krisel, Williams, Wexler, Lapham, Welton Becket, Pereira, and more designed houses here, while smaller condominium communities were also developed. Tamarisk Ranchos (1958) is a community of 16 individual and unique homes, originally master-planned by famed architect William Krisel and built by Lou Halper’s Devon Construction. It hosted its first Modernism Week tours in 2015 and is welcoming […]

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Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century-Modern in Palm Desert

Here is another example of why Mid-Century Modern never goes out of style.   This upscale Mid-Century Modern residence was renovated with meticulous attention. Superior finishes enhance the open floor plan, with double pane windows and oversized French doors combining indoor and outdoor living areas. Wood beam ceilings and a stone fireplace create an ambience well suited for entertainment or simply relaxing. Sparkling, low-maintenance quartzite stone floors flow from the entrance onto the spacious shaded patio. A secluded rear area boasts a heated saltwater spa and pool with diving board. The fabulous kitchen offers contemporary Acorn Kitchens hardwood cabinetry, beautiful Caesarstone counter tops, backsplash by Walter Zanger, Bosch and KitchenAid appliances. Situated on a nearly half- acre lot, the private home is surrounded by block walls and attractive glass and steel frame fences, with ample room for expansion. Within walking distance of fine dining, boutique shopping and other amenities offered […]

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2016 Palm Springs Modernism Week

Modernism Week 2016

2016 Palm Springs Modernism Week is Almost Here! Plan Your Week If you plan to attend, buy your tickets soon, as the events are being sold out as we speak – about forty as this being typed. Tickets remain for the popular Frey House II tours that are about half sold out and there is one remaining Modernism Week Signature Home tour. There are a number of theme Parties left, which may be a good place to start, or with Neighborhood Home Tours where new neighborhoods are to be seen in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells. More exclusive home tours may include a reception: Abernathy Residence, Raymond Lowry House, Smoke Tree Ranch, Frank Sinatra Estate, and The Loewe Estate. Be sure to check out the Lectures, thirty-nine alone at the Annenberg Theater, some by famous names, on topics ranging from architects to architecture, art, fashion, design and even Cuba. […]

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The Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum

The Architectural and Design Center of the Palm Springs Art Museum just celebrated its first anniversary.     The original building was constructed in 1961 as Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan and was designed by E. Stuart Williams, one of the original MCM architects in the desert. The building was meticulously and lovingly renovated over the past several years, maintaining many of the original features, and is well worth visiting.   For hours and additional information please visit the link below:   http://www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/   The current exhibition, running through January 3, 2016 is entitled “Seeing the Light, Illuminating Objects”, followed by “Bauhaus-21: An ongoing Legacy” from January 24 to May 1, 2016. The Bauhaus exhibit will coincide with Modernism Week, which runs from February 11th though the 21st. A visit to the A &D is a must and best of all the admission is free.

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Kurt Penn Joins the HAVERKATE GROUP

The Haverkate Group

Ralph Haverkate and Wayne Longman are pleased to announce that Kurt Penn, JD CIPS GRI has joined the Haverkate Group.   Kurt, a trained attorney, has been actively engaged in real estate brokerage for almost 25 years and is a knowledgeable, seasoned professional. Kurt is also licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin with access to those markets through his affiliation with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Chicago.   Kurt adds a new dimension to the Haverkate Group, with his extensive experience in many areas of real estate, spanning construction and development, plus architectural property renovation including mid-century modern.   Admitted to the bar in Illinois, Virginia and Florida, Kurt has dealt with hundreds of legal and real estate clients over the years. His ability to communicate honestly and intelligently with his clients, combined with his solid legal background and real estate expertise, has enabled him to understand and identify each client’s specific needs. […]

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All About Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Palm Springs

Why is everyone so interested in Mid-Century Modern Architecture? With all of today’s innovation, technology and design, why are we resorting back to designs that originated more than 60 years ago. There are countless stores and websites dedicated to midcentury modern tastes and many architects and developers have embraced this style when building new homes. Mid-Century Modernism is an architectural design style that generally describes the mid-20th Century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development between the 1920s and 1980s. Many consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s principal movement of organic architecture combined with the Craftsman (Arts and Crafts) style to be the jumping off point for the aesthetics behind Mid-Century Modern Architecture. This style of architecture was frequently used in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. The style emphasized creating structures with many large windows and with open floor plans with the intention of […]

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Best Cities in the U.S. for Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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From Atlanta to San Diego, Austin to Denver, Palm Springs to Washington, D.C. and everywhere in between, the Mid-Century Modern style of design continues to draw new admirers each year. While Mid-Century Modern architecture can be found across the United States, there are several locations that offer better examples and higher concentrations of Mid-Century Modern architecture than others. Our team of Mid-Century Modern real estate specialists at The HAVERKATE GROUP has put together our list of the “Top 5 Best Cities in The U.S. for Mid-Century Modern Architecture” to help you learn more. Understanding Mid-Century Modern Architecture Characterized by flat planes, extensive use of glass, innovative building materials, and open design concepts, many of these homes were built between 1945 and the 1980’s. They were designed by a generation of modern architects that fled the rise of Nazi Germany, including Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, who then taught at the […]

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