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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Latest price trends for Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs

Price trends for Mid-Century Modern Neighborhoods in Palm Springs Not all homes built in the 1950’s and 1960’s fit the modernism scheme, but there are certain neighborhoods in the city of Palm Springs that have more than others.  To judge a neighborhood, all the neighbors should be considered, so this review includes everyone – good, bad and non-mid-century homes. The Desert Area Multiple Listing Service can help give an overview of these mid-century modern neighborhoods, because it partially identifies them in its database by Subdivision.   To put it in a historical perspective sales over the last 10 years are considered, and a third-order polynomial trend-line is used to summarize the sales and smooth out variations.  Trend-lines can favor the most recent sale, so the most recent trend may be distorted by a higher or lower than average price sale. The following neighborhoods contain a good number of mid-century modern homes, […]

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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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New Design and Retail Shops Open, Expand In Palm Springs Uptown Design District

Uptown just got more “up!” Two grand openings last week celebrated the new Mr. Turk, Trina Turk’s newest expansion with colorful men’s clothing and apparel at 891 North Palm Canyon, and an innovative new ‘pop-up’  concept at Raymond|Lawrence, 830 North Palm Canyon Drive, created by the dynamic design duo, Larry Abel and Raymond McCallister. Another new furnishings, design and art gallery, Flow Modern Design, opened its doors recently at 768 North Palm Canyon ago replacing A La Mod which moved to larger digs a few doors up at 844 North Palm Canyon. Calling their store a “retail incubator,” Raymond|Lawrence features home decor, furniture, accessories, textiles and bedding, men’s and women’s fashions, jewelry, and shoes along with private concierge, real estate and interior design services – all under one roof with some already established entrepreneurs. “The incubator will provide an integral took to help us foster the growth of design and […]

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South Palm Desert Mid-Century Modern Home Expanded, Transformed Into 21st Century Energy Efficient Classic

When Ralph W. Haverkate, a real estate broker specializing in Mid Century Modern homes, came across an abandoned but classic Mid-Century Modern home in south Palm Desert that was facing a short sale, he immediately called his wife Bettina Waldraff to come take a look. “He wanted me to see the inside of the house with the true mid-century modern beam ceiling and big back yard with pool which our two Entlebucher Swiss Mountain dogs would love,” she said. “We both saw right away the potential this property could have.” The couple called young up-and-coming architect Lance O’Donnell of O2 Architecture in Palm Springs, a protégé architect working with Donald Wexler.  They previewed several homes with O’Donnell to get his perspective and input. O’Donnell agreed that south Palm Desert house was a great location, within walking distance to El Paseo, and had “great bones and potential.” O’Donnell suggested leaving the […]

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Have Home Prices Hit Bottom?

Have Home Prices Hit Bottom?

We can’t really know, but there may be a reason that if they go lower, they won’t stay there. The long-term inflation rate of U.S. housing is around 2.5%. Let’s look at the Case-Shiller Home Price Index for some high-tier markets. The graph below has the Index for three western U.S. cities, with an added line that shows the normal long term rate of housing price inflation of about 2.5%. This long term “normal” growth rate shows that home prices should be about 30% higher now than in 2000. Prices in Vegas and Phoenix have dropped below this long term value, and there should be upward pressure based on this historical trend. Higher than average inflation is expected and will further increase this upward pressure. L.A. may be a bit different, as it may have been still feeling the effects of the 1990’s California bubble and recession when the Index […]

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What is Mid-Century Modern?

What is Mid-Century Modern?

Welcome to Team Haverkate Real Estate, your Premier Source for Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Palm Springs Area What is Mid-Century Modern? Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes mid-20th century development in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to the late 1960s (www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-century-modern). The term, coined by Cara Greenberg for her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, published in 1983 by Random House, is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. What is Modernism? Before World War II, architecture and furniture styles emphasized hand craftsmanship — ornate detail and traditional materials like dark, heavy woods.  However, decades earlier, the visual arts, painting and sculpture had already been influenced  by a movement called “modernism” with a visual emphasis on clean lines, contrast, elevation and innovative style and form. French Impressionists, such as Matisse, Picasso, and […]

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Real Estate: Buy Low, Sell High

Real Estate:  Buy Low, Sell High

In the Palm Springs area, the only homes that are selling are at 30-50% discounts.  Many would-be home buyers seem to be holding back in fear (or hope) that prices will fall some more.  If you believe in Buy Low you should be wary of trying to buy at the bottom – that is very hard to do.  It’s better to get most of the benefit of the low, than to miss it altogether.  Median prices were actually lower last year than now. It does look as if prices may fall again, but I may be wrong .  In the opinion of some, we saw prices rise last year due to various government stimulus programs, and they could rise again if private investment increases.  We have seen unemployment increase and that will increase the number of foreclosures.  The impact of new foreclosures should be minimal because we have seen the banks […]

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