Historic Neighborhoods Preserve Architectural, Aesthetic Qualities and Retain Homes’ Value

Whether in a large metropolis, small city or country village, neighborhoods define a quality of life, a community, and offer a sense of belonging, of pride and place. By some historic benchmarks, Palm Springs, incorporated in 1938, is relatively young.  But its explosive growth in the Mid-Century  — particularly innovative modern tract and custom homes — set in motion communities born from a sense of new frontiers, prosperity, and optimism that characterized the American spirit post World War II. Desert Modernism became a style all its own as renowned architects adapted the International Style to the desert’s warm climate and arid terrain, creating an elegant yet informal quality.  Desert Modern residences tend to have post-and-beam construction, open floor-plans, glass walls that connect indoors to outdoors, and are designed on a more human scale, often integrating organic shapes, bold colors, and playful designs. During the 1950s and 60s, new neighborhoods sprang […]

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Video Archives Famed Architect Barry Berkus’ Talk At Park Imperial South During Modernism Week

Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs

Welcome to Team Haverkate Real Estate Specializing in Mid Century Modern Desert Homes During Modernism Week 2011, Park Imperial South on South Araby Drive in Palm Springs celebrated its 50th birthday and invited the public to tour its 31-unit condominium community.  Created in 1960 by one of the nation’s most noted residential architects, Barry Berkus, AIA, Park Imperial South’s remarkable Mid Century Modern design still thrives and remains virtually untouched. www.parkimperialsouthps.com www.modernismweek.com Berkus guided the tour and presented his take on modernism’s mark on architecture in Palm Springs and across America.  A video archive of the design tour and Berkus’ discussion is posted here at Team Haverkate Real Estate. “Being acknowledged by those who live within the architect’s dream is the highest honor one can aspire to , and the fact that residents here have kept my dream in condition is a remarkable compliment,” Berkus said. www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/barry-berkus-aia-to-address-modernism-week Founder and president […]

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Tennis Club and Sunnylands Architect A. Quincy Jones Work Continues to be Relevant in This Century

Tennis Club and Sunnylands Architect A. Quincy Jones Work Continues to be Relevant in This Century

Welcome to Ralph Haverkate Real Estate, Your Source for Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Palm Springs  Area Tennis Club and Sunnylands Architect A. Quincy Jones’ Work Continues To Be Relevant Tennis Club Pool Part of Palm Springs Art Museum  Symposium November 21; Sunnylands Undergoing Restoration as Art and Education Center The Palm Springs Art Museum at www.psmuseum.org,  is sponsoring a two-day education event, Backyard Oasis Symposium: The Swimming Pool In Southern California Photography, 1945-1980, Nov. 20 and 21.  A tour of significant Palm Springs pools on the second day of the symposium concludes with a reception at the A. Quincy Jones-designed Tennis Club pool. The event is sponsored by the museum’s Architecture and Design Council, but is open to the public.  Cost is $125 for non members.  For information, contact Brooke DeVenney at (760) 322-4818 or [email protected] In 1947, Jones and associate Paul R. Williams collaborated to redesign the Tennis […]

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Indulge Your Passion for Desert Modern Homes at the 2010 Home Tour

Indulge Your Passion for Desert Modern Homes at the 2010 Home Tour

Welcome to Haverkate Real Estate Specializing in Mid Century Modern Homes in the Palm Springs Area Indulge Your Passion for Desert Modern Homes at 2010 Annual Home Tour November 6 Those with a passion for Desert modern architecture can indulge their senses at the Palm Springs Modern Heritage Fund’s 2010 Annual Home Tour (www.psmodernheritagefund.com/events.html) on Saturday, Nov. 6.   This year’s tour will cover residences in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs with the rare opportunity to discover magnificent estates behind the gated hillside community of Thunderbird Heights, open for the very first time to tour guests. The day-long, self driving tour includes eight homes and concludes with a poolside wine and cheese reception.  Cost is $125 and only a limited number of tickets will be available online for purchase at   www.psmodernheritagefund.com. Tour details will be provided to registrants only. “Home tours like these are a great way to get acquainted with […]

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Great Alexander Weekend’s 10th Anniversary Is March 26-27, 2011

Great Alexander Weekend’s 10th Anniversary Is March 26-27, 2011

Plans are underway for the 10th Anniversary of the “Great Alexander Weekend” in Palm Springs, March 26-27, 2011. The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (www.pspreservationfoundation.org ) is planning a full weekend of home tours, seminars, cocktail receptions and special tributes to one of Palm Springs’ most influential and innovative home builders. The Great Alexander Weekends and PSPF’s tribute book, When Mod Went Mass, have garnered significant awareness of the Alexander-built tract homes by architect William Krisel, and helped leverage even more importance to the genre of Mid-Century Modern homes, commercial and public buildings which are prevalent throughout Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. From as early as the 1920s and through the 1970s, an impressive roster of talented architects have been captivated by Palm Springs:  R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, and Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright’s son); young Swiss architect Albert Frey whose work profoundly influenced desert architecture; and regional modernists William […]

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Great Vista Las Palmas Location

Great Vista Las Palmas Location

Vista Las Palmas is a quiet neighborhood west and within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs.  Situated by the San Jacinto Mountains it is cooler in the summer and warmer in winter.  Those lucky enough, have a full view of the mountainside.  Architect William Krisel is responsible for the design of most of the Alexander homes found here,  built by  Alexander Construction in the 50’s and 60’s in response to the growing demand for Modern Architecture.  Although many homeowners strive to keep their homes as close as possible to the originals,  others have progressively changed them to match contemporary tastes. We have a new Alexander listing at 953 N Rose Avenue that will appeal to those who don’t feel bound to the past.  Along with a great location it has been expanded with a new master bedroom, bath, closets, den and more kitchen area.  Updates include roof, HVAC, windows and […]

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New Listing

New Listing

Vista Las Palmas is a quiet neighborhood west and within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs. Situated by the San Jacinto Mountains it is cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. Those lucky enough, have a full view of the mountainside. Architect William Krisel is responsible for the design of most of the Alexander homes found here, built by Alexander Construction in the 50’s and 60’s in response to the growing demand for Modern Architecture. Although many homeowners strive to keep their homes as close as possible to the originals, others have progressively changed them to match contemporary tastes. We have a new Mid-Century-Modern “Alexander” listing at 953 N Rose that will appeal to those who don’t feel bound to the past. Along with a great location it has been expanded with a new master bedroom, bath, closets, den and more kitchen area. Updates include roof, HVAC, windows and […]

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Historically Significant “Cody” Mid-Century Modern

Historically Significant “Cody” Mid-Century Modern

71388 Country Club Dr in Rancho Mirage We just listed this historically significant “Cody” Mid-Century Modern in Rancho Mirage. This timeless, captivating Cody mid-century modern has been thoroughly updated without loss of its original style and integrity. The angular walls and roofline; open floor plan with generous amounts of glass, are in his classic style. Although believed to be by William F Cody, this has not been confirmed, but the City has designated this home as historically significant. Wonderful news for golfers the new owners are eligible for nomination for membership in Thunderbird Country Club! Well located in central Rancho Mirage, on an eye-catching, private (approx.) 1/3 acre desert-landscaped corner lot, it has two solid steel gates that open to the circular driveway with a large parking area and double garage. Stonework (Palm Springs Gold) on the house looks the same as that Cody used on his awarding winning Del […]

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