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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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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Great Mid-Century Modern Areas in the Palm Springs Valley

Ocotillo Lodge in Palm Springs

Mid-Century Modern areas  in Palm Springs   OLD LAS PALMAS Old Las Palmas has one of the largest population of homes in Palm Springs that are owned by celebrities. Many of the homes date back to the 1920’s, when it was developed by Alvah Hicks, a builder from New York, and his son Harold. It was a citrus grove before being developed into one of the most prestigious areas of Palm Springs. Back in the 50’s and 60’s Old Las Palmas had many well known celebrities as residents, Liberace, Alan Ladd, Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen, and George Hamilton to name a few. Old Las Palmas is very convenient, and within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs. There are many special advantages to living in Old Las Palmas. Today, Old Las Palmas is recognized as one of the premier locations in Palm Springs with manicured estates and magnificent views of the […]

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Mid-Century Modern Design in Eldorado Country Club

46620 Eldorado CC, Indian Wells, CA

Eldorado Country Club One of the oldest traditional Country Clubs in Indian Wells Eldorado Country Club is one of the older traditional country clubs with lots of history, owned by private members in the desert and has recently enjoyed the celebration of their 50th anniversary.  The location of the club, nestled in the cove of Indian Wells, is superb with it’s spectacular views to the Santa Rosa Mountains and is the ideal place to enjoy all the amenities the club is offering.  Members have been enjoying world-class services and great times amongst themselves. Way back in the past, the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks passed through the Coachella Valley and the location where Indian Wells got established much later in the future.  Around 1870 the rail and state traffic increased and the County of Riverside built a more efficient well.  The location of the new well was just about 100 feet […]

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Sandpiper Condominium Circles 11 and 12 Designated a Palm Desert Historic District

Sandpiper Palm Desert! Sandpiper Condominium complex has just become one of Palm Desert’s most significant architectural residential communities.  This past spring, Palm Desert City Council unanimously voted Sandpiper Condominium Circles 11 and 12 – built in 1965 by the renowned architects Palmer & Krisel — as an Historic District. Palm Springs Preservation Foundation member Jim Harlan authored the nomination with the enthusiastic support of Sandpiper homeowners Barbara and Bernie Cain and Jim West. The process began last December and was successfully given approval this year. Sandpiper was conceived as a low-density community and designed for maximum privacy and mountain views with pools, spas, a putting green and wide green belts amid lush landscaping.  Located at the west end of now famous El Paseo, today, it is within walking distance to some of the desert’s most trendy restaurants, galleries, shops, and malls. While all of the buildings within the Sandpiper complex are […]

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Oops, There Goes The Neighborhood… Safeguarding Unique Mid Century Modern Tracts

Wexler Roof

Almost every development of modern homes faces the eventual challenge of keeping its architectural integrity.  But as Mid-Century Modernism wins more fans, residents are banning together to save their neighborhoods’ unique look and character. Since Modernism is a subtle style, it is easily compromised:   Adding a carriage style outdoor light fixture in lieu of an original hour-glass one, or tearing down artistic block to erect an adobe wall can easily change a home or neighborhood’s look. In an Eichler network story by Dave Weinstein, Streetscape Smarts, he notes that, “The other major challenge to preserving modern neighborhoods is their age.  Many landmarking laws only kick in if a building is at least 50.” www.eichlernetwork.com www.pspreservationfoundation.org The City of Palm Springs is already way ahead of that game with its Office of Neighborhood Involvement that provides residents with “responsive, coordinated services that promote and support collaboration and communications through recognized neighborhoods.” […]

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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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