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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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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William Krisel Mid Century Modern Architect

Racquet-Club-Road-Estates by Architect William Krisel Palm Springs

William Krisel Photos by Dan Chavkin Famous Mid Century Architect in Palm Springs Renowned architect, William Krisel, has designed tens of thousands of homes throughout his long and extensive career. He was a visionary, and his designs represented the defined and spatial sensibility of the geometric style of the modernist design. William Krisel was born in Shanghai, China in 1924 where his father was a career diplomat. He learned Mandarin and the local Shanghai dialect as a young boy. When the Japanese invaded China in 1937, his family moved to Beverly Hills. He enlisted in the Army at the beginning of World War II. Because of his knowledge of Chinese he became one of General Joseph Sidwell’s Chinese interpreters. He returned home after the war, and completed his studies at the University of Southern California, where he received his architectural training. He graduated in 1949 and earned his license in […]

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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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Palmer & Krisel’s Mid Century Modern Architecture Celebrated During Palm Springs 75th Anniversary

    “Palm Springs should be very proud that it is known as the capital of the world for Mid Century Modern architecture,” said William Krisel, one of Palm Springs’ foremost MCM architects who designed Canyon View Estates for developer Roy Fey in 1962. Krisel was interviewed for a Palm Springs Life story this month by Lawrence Karol. The feature focuses on two Canyon View Estates homes that have been refurbished by a younger generation of modernists. www.palmspringslife.com This year, as Palm Springs celebrates its 75th anniversary, its prestige as an architectural center is clearly part of the celebration.  Krisel said that Palm Springs, “is the one city in America that really protects that design, advocated that design, and is proud of that design.” A New Generation of Modernists David and Arianne Keens and Duff Kleiner are the homeowners featured in Palm Springs Life who renovated their Canyon View Estates […]

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William Krisel Papers Now Archived at Getty Research Institute

William Krisel Papers Now Archived at Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, one of the foremost libraries of mid-century modern architecture, recently announced its newest archive containing the William Krisel papers.  The collection consists of drawings, photographs and written documents that illuminate one of the region’s most prolific architects. www.pub.getty.edu/research Krisel and his partner Dan Palmer — in collaboration with such developers as George Alexander, Leonard Drogin and J.C. Dunas — were responsible for some 40,000 homes in Southern California, particularly known for their iconic butterfly roof tract house designs. Krisel brought the aesthetics and values of California’s casual indoor-outdoor living to the masses.  Krisel & Palmer tract homes were affordable and well constructed, and exemplified the building boom of the post-war era in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Coachella Valley. While Krisel ‘s architectural studies at the University of Southern California were interrupted by World War II, he graduated in 1949, earned his […]

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Tenth Annual Alexander Weekend March 25-27 Continues Modernism Celebrations, Previews New Tribute Journal, The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy

The Alexanders - Modern Builders in Palm Springs

Welcome to Team Haverkate Real Estate Specializing in Mid-Century Modern Homes For Sale in the California Desert. Alexander Weekend tickets are now on sale! The Alexander Weekend,  March 25-27, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation’s inaugural event in 2001 that first recognized the Alexander Construction Company’s significant contributions to modernist residential architecture in Palm Springs. In conjunction with its first Great Alexander Weekend, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation published a tribute journal entitled When Mod Went Mass: A Celebration of Alexander Homes. The weekend and tribute journal launched a growing appreciation of the seminal role the Alexander Construction Company played in the creation of Palm Springs’ “built environment.”  It also brought to the forefront the architectural importance of those Alexander-built tract homes designed by architects William Krisel and Donald Wexler. This year, a new commemorative tribute journal devoted to the Alexanders is entitled The Alexander: A […]

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