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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New Listing

New Listing

Vista Las Palmas is a quiet neighborhood west and within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs. Situated by the San Jacinto Mountains it is cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. Those lucky enough, have a full view of the mountainside. Architect William Krisel is responsible for the design of most of the Alexander homes found here, built by Alexander Construction in the 50’s and 60’s in response to the growing demand for Modern Architecture. Although many homeowners strive to keep their homes as close as possible to the originals, others have progressively changed them to match contemporary tastes. We have a new Mid-Century-Modern “Alexander” listing at 953 N Rose that will appeal to those who don’t feel bound to the past. Along with a great location it has been expanded with a new master bedroom, bath, closets, den and more kitchen area. Updates include roof, HVAC, windows and […]

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“Green” Modern Boulder House in Joshua Tree.

“Green” Modern Boulder House in Joshua Tree.

We just listed this architecturaly significant “Green” Modern House in Joshua Tree. Seen in Variety, the LA Times, The Week and Angeleno magazines, this ‘green’ home was conceived by Beverly Hills landscape architect W Garett Carlson. The result is notably significant in uniqueness of concept, materials and execution of a structure at one with its environment. Design elements include rusted steel, concrete, glass, desert sand and indigenous landscaping. A faux boulder facade mimics the famous rock faces in nearby Joshua Tree National Park and hides the home from view. Low energy in-floor thermal warming and cooling is assisted by massively insulated walls, a desert garden on the roof, and the cooler high desert location. Disappearing 10 by 40 foot glass doors completely open the great room to the deck and desert views. Stained concrete floors, CaesarStone counters, upscale stainless appliances, glass tiles, and wood ceiling surround the furnished living spaces. Priced […]

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