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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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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All About Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Palm Springs

Why is everyone so interested in Mid-Century Modern Architecture? With all of today’s innovation, technology and design, why are we resorting back to designs that originated more than 60 years ago. There are countless stores and websites dedicated to midcentury modern tastes and many architects and developers have embraced this style when building new homes. Mid-Century Modernism is an architectural design style that generally describes the mid-20th Century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development between the 1920s and 1980s. Many consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s principal movement of organic architecture combined with the Craftsman (Arts and Crafts) style to be the jumping off point for the aesthetics behind Mid-Century Modern Architecture. This style of architecture was frequently used in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. The style emphasized creating structures with many large windows and with open floor plans with the intention of […]

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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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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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Magazines, Websites Sources for Mid Century Modern Design

Mid Century Modern architecture and design aesthetics have been re-embraced by baby boomers whose childhoods were shaped by those times, as well as embraced by the next generation. Growing global  appreciation of Modernism’s uncluttered clean lines, bold, forward thinking architecture fits well with today’s concern for environment and sustainable practices. A host of national and international magazines and websites offer in-depth resources for Mid Century Modern homes, furnishings, accessories, and design resources.  We scoped out a few that really speak to the subject: Modernism Magazine, a quarterly magazine about 20th century modernist design, ranges from the Wiener Werkstatte and the Bauhaus thinkers to Memphis and beyond covering Art Deco, mid-century pop and postmodern design. For example, a recent feature on John Lautner’s Elrod House in Palm Springs is seen through the lens of photographer Leland Lee, whose photos of this groundbreaking home still resonate 40 years later. Cover story on […]

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Major Mid Century Modern Exhibits in Southern California Start this Fall

Welcome to Team Haverkate Real Estate, specializing in Mid Century Modern Homes. California Modernism is alive and well, with numerous major exhibitions throughout Southern California starting in October that celebrate and explore architecture, design, furnishings, art and those who created California’s unique lifestyle. The Pacific Standard Time initiative is a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  An initiative of The Getty Foundation, this comprehensive scope intends to highlight the work of Los Angeles artists during the dynamic period following World War II.  Concurrent Pacific Standard Time exhibitions will run from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012 throughout the Los Angeles area and from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Palm Springs. www.getty.edu/news/press/center/pacific_standard_time_2010.html. The first major study of California’s influence on Mid Century Modern design, California Design, 1930-1965: , debuts October 1 at the Los […]

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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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