Modernism Week Discovery: Walter S White

73271 Buckboard Trail, Palm Desert Photo George Gutenberg

Walter S White – Modernism Week Discoveries As we suit up for MW 2017 to learn more about this genre, it might be good to recall that we’ve learned a lot in the past. One such discovery at MW 2016 was the little-known Mid-Century Modern architect Walter S White who did memorable structures from Palm Springs to Indio, as well as work in Colorado and Los Angeles. He was first introduced to us in a blog by Professor Volker M. Welter, in 2015, who later did a lecture on the architect at MW 2016. Photo by George Gutenberg Professor Welter also authored “Projects and Inventions in Architecture”, published by the Art, Design and Architecture, UCSB.  This book provides a thorough review of his work and working life with details, background, drawings, locations and photographs. It can be ordered here. Thus the architect has been moved from being little known to well recognized. The […]

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Haverkate Group joins Deasy/Penner & Partners

The Haverkate Group at Deasy/Penner&Partner

Opportunity knocked & see what happened? The Haverkate Group  joins forces with broker Deasy/Penner & Partners in Los Angeles.   Palm Springs, as we know it, was created by and for Los Angelinos. Mid-Century Modern architects designed their signature homes in both places, growing the Art of Modernism that continues today in SoCal and the Desert. We happened to be looking for, and found, a broker that spans all this. The Haverkate Group is pleased to join forces with broker deasy/penner & partners, a company dedicated to the Art of Design, supporting this boutique segment in the Los Angeles Market Area. A synergistic fit with our niche focus on mid-century modern and modern homes here in the Desert. Mid-Century Modern and modernism benefit from the proper exposure. We and our clients will benefit from in-house Marketing that generates top drawer advertising, and an in-house Public Relations team that generates editorial […]

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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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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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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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Modernism Week 2014

Modernism Week 2016

Modernism Week 2014 in Palm Springs Palm Springs in California has made its name over the years to attract a lot of people from all over the world to the Palm Springs Modernism Week taking place from February 13th till 23rd, 2014.  This is a yearly event celebrating various cool parties, mid-century modern architecture and designs, special touring of homes and other adventures. Additionally to the Bus Tours showing architectural significant homes which runs on a daily basis four times during modernism week, the famous Estate of Annenberg at Sunnylands is open to the public for touring and the Convention Center in Palm Springs is holding the popular Modernism Show.  Another event which should not be missed is the Exposition of expanded Prefab Showcase and Modern Living which include: Modern Mambo! Modernism Week After Dark Opening Night, February 13, 2014 The Caliente Tropics Hotel built in 1964 kicks off the Modernism […]

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Los Angeles Design Festival In Full Swing

Now underway through June 30, the Los Angeles Design Festival is an annual series of design events staged around greater Los Angeles that celebrates how design in — all its disciplines — impacts our quality of life. A plethora of events are held from the Los Angeles Convention Center, home tours and skyline walks  to small design shops, produced by organizations and companies that have a point of view on design and its role in the LA environs and culture.  The Festival encompasses Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.  Major sponsors and partners include Dwell on Design, The Lincoln Mercury Company, JC Penney, and the American Society of Interior Designers. www.dwellondesign.com Some of the exciting adventures and events are the Modern Skyline Walking Tour, June 15-29 from Pershing Square; the DMI Design Thinking Conference/Santa Monica, June 17-19, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel; the IdeaFest LA, June 19, […]

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PST! There’s Still Time to Experience Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture

  Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., a scaled down sequel to the first Getty initiative in 2011, is underway in Los Angeles and environs.  The current initiative celebrates Southern California’s immense impact on modern architecture with exhibitions and programs by 17 cultural institutions now through July, 2013. Events are scattered across the city from construction sites to the Schindler House, and from Pasadena to Santa Barbara. Just opened May 9, Everything Loose will Land, an installment at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, makes light of Frank Lloyd Wright’s infamous dig: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”  In the 1970s, boundaries between L.A.  artists and architects blurred, leading to unprecedented collaborations and innovations. Function and form ceased to be distinct in this exhibit that unites PST’s emphasis on architecture and visual design. In […]

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