Local Mid-Century Modern Market Trends

Mid-Century Modern Market Trends

Valley Mid-Century Modern Market Trends     The Desert Area Multiple Listing Service has a widget for agents called Trends that spits out graphs of whatever slice of its content you desire.  Since we specialize in Mid-Century Modern we thought it would be interesting to see how it’s doing in different area zip codes. Plugging in 92270 (Rancho Mirage) and build years 1950-1970, All Residential, and looking for Average Price we get: Date D/14 J/15 F/15 M/15 A/15 M/15 J/15 J/15 A/15 S/15 O/15 N/15 D/15 J/16 F/16 Active 48 49 49 46 47 46 43 40 31 25 31 36 37 47 50 New 9 17 9 14 16 12 4 5 5 4 16 7 7 18 11 Sold 4 2 1 8 7 7 3 4 5 7 9 2 2 3 0 Pended 2 3 4 6 7 8 4 4 5 5 6 4 2 […]

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Los Angeles Times Hot Property List

Mid-Century Modern Market Trends

Two of our Mid-Century Modern listings featured in the latest “Los Angeles Times Hot Property List” for Celebrity & Luxury homes under $1 million!   Good Architecture markets itself when it gets seen, and the more it is seen, the more marketing it achieves. The trick is in getting it seen, and that means making it visible to the most people in the most ways. The internet is the ideal tool for this with an almost global reach, but it has thousands of “channels” vying for eye-time. Fortunately, it has “Integrators” in the form of search engines that tie similar things together. If a search engine finds something that is of higher interest to viewers, it will present that information with a higher rank in search results and to more people who are interested in it and will see it. Mission accomplished – almost. Internet marketing means targeting those who […]

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Renovated Mid-Century Modern

36421 Sandsu Rancho Mirage Remodel

Renovated Mid-Century Modern
 – What Does That Mean? If you are a Modernista looking at the good number of Mid-Century homes for sale in the Palm Springs area, you will fs.requently see these terms used in For Sale ad. A quick search of our local MLS for MCM listings using the exact term “renovated” turns up about 30 listings, all in varying states of renovation. For reference here is an example of a fully renovated home we have just listed at 36421 Sandsu Circle, Rancho Mirage. First, “Mid-Century Modern” generally means local homes built roughly in the 1950-1969 time period, inspired by the design features explored in the Arts & Architecture journal’s Case Study Program. A goal of this project was to explore designs of functional homes using modern materials for returning veterans at an affordable price. Most of the actual designs were built on the California West Coast, but as […]

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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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