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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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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Tamarisk Rancho in Rancho Mirage is significant Mid-Century Modern Architecture

70470 Tamarisk Ln Tamarisk Rancho, Rancho Mirage

The HAVERKATE GROUP has successfully completed 9 transactions in the Mid-Century Modern Tamarisk Rancho community over the years. Located next to Tamarisk Country Club you will find a well-desired community, Tamarisk Rancho, which is divided into two separate parts featuring each 16 Mid-Century Modern homes.  The homes are built along grassy green belts with a 45 foot long pool in the center inviting for a swim or just to relax while admiring the beautiful views to many date palms and fruit trees giving it a feel of living in an oasis.  Tamarisk Rancho hosted many parties in the 50th attended by Barbara Sinatra, Groucho Marx and many other stars from Hollywood and was advertised back then as being one of the greatest places in the Palm Springs area. Our latest 70435 Los Pueblos listing sold within 1% of our predicted sale price within 10 days, and it appraised at the […]

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Modernism Palm Springs

Detail 2 MCM Blocks

Modernism Lives Beyond Palm Springs The 40,000-odd visitors to Modernism Week 2014 were made well aware of the Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Springs, but they may not be aware of the trove available in other parts of the Valley.  At the same time the modernist architects like William Cody, Albert Frey, Krisel and Donald Wexler, to name a few, designed homes in Palm Springs, they did too in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio. It is very difficult to find exact numbers, but we do have some historical sales data.  Based on the Desert Area Multiple Listing Service, there have been about 7,200 residential sales since 1998 in Palm Springs of Mid-Century (1949-1969) homes.  Not all of these are Mid-Century Modern, but some good portion are. According to the same criteria we should find MCM in good numbers In the five cities mentioned above, where […]

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Great Mid-Century Modern Areas in the Palm Springs Valley Part II

Mid-Century Modern Palm Springs

Mid-Century Modern areas in Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage   SANDPIPER, PALM DESERT Sandpiper has the distinction of being the oldest residential development in Palm Desert. Architect William Krisel designed Sandpiper in the 1960’s. The homes are Mid-Century Modern in design. His inspiration came from Frank Lloyd Wright. He offered brightly lit homes that were well designed along with lovely landscaping and quiet private views. The whole property has 18 “pods.” Each has its own lovely swimming pool and there are 6 buildings within the “pod” and each contains two one-level homes. Sandpiper is a convenient walk or stroll to restaurants and shopping on El Paseo Drive Sandpiper home prices range from $250,000 to $540,000. Click here for Active Listings   MAGNESIA FALLS, RANCHO MIRAGE Magnesia Falls Cove is one of those magical neighborhoods in the valley that has everything going for it. Location, location, location is first and foremost, […]

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What is Mid-Century Modern?

Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs

The community of Palm Springs, California is home to one of the highest concentrations of Mid-Century Modern architecture in the world, making our community a famous destination for aficionados of all things modern. In fact, each February visitors flock from all over the world to celebrate this design style during our world-renowned Modernism Week, which offers events ranging from architecture tours to art exhibitions, swanky parties to film lectures, and much more. Let’s take a look back at the history of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Palm Springs and how we’ve earned this prestigious reputation. Starting in the 1920’s, Hollywood’s elite found that Palm Springs was the ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet was close enough to get back to the studios quickly if needed – just a two-hour drive. They and other affluent elite would turn Palm Springs into a private oasis of […]

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