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The Villas Of Old Palm Springs Luxury Downtown Town Homes For Sale

The Villas Of Old Palm Springs is a charming, gated, luxury cobble stoned Tuscan Village of 47 town homes, built in 2005 and 2006. Some of the homes are attached and some are detached.

The gated Villas offers two pools and three spas, a bocce ball area and a large outdoor BBQ area for entertaining. The complex is located next door to the Palm Springs Museum and two blocks from downtown shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

You own the land and homeowner association fees are only $295 a month.

Prices start in the high $700,000s.

Please contact me today, at the number listed above, to make an appointment to see any of the homes currently for sale here.

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New Modern Homes For Sale At Skye Palm Springs

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Skye Palm Springs is a new, luxury, midcentury modern-inspired home development located in the Tennis Club neighborhood of downtown Palm Springs, on Ramon Road, just west of Palm Canyon Drive. The builder is Woodbridge Pacific Group.

Remember, it doesn’t cost you anything to hire a Realtor to represent you and help you buy a new home, but it could save you thousands. A real estate agent’s commission is paid by the developer.

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Off The Beaten Path Midcentury Modern Walking Tour

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My favorite Modernism Week events are the Walking Tours. But they do tend to sell out fast, so check their website for availability. http://www.modernismweek.com

One of my favorite places to walk–that’s full of midcentury modern history–is the Welwood Murray Cemetery, in downtown Palm Springs. E. Stewart Williams and Albert Frey are both buried there, along with a few celebrities, town founders, city pioneers and a couple of close family friends.

I have a personal midcentury modern connection to this final resting place of these notable personalities–in a six degrees of separation, sort of way. E. Stewart Williams was the architect who designed Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate (which is walking distance to this cemetery and located on the same street, Alejo Road).

When Frank Sinatra sold this home in 1957 and moved to his Rancho Mirage compound at the Tamarisk Country Club, the buyers who purchased Twin Palms were Hugh and Maurine Young, close friends of my family. Hugh and Maurine lived in Frank’s iconic midcentury modern masterpiece for 40 years, until their deaths in the 1990s. Hugh died in 1997.

E. Stewart Williams and Hugh and Maurine Young are now all buried at the Wellwood Murray Cemetery. But the story doesn’t stop there. I came to know the Youngs through my grandparents, Ted and Sarah Best. Ted and Sarah and Hugh and Maurine were inseparable for decades. And they were all fans of Frank Sinatra. When my grandparents died, they were buried at Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City–a few rows from where Frank Sinatra is buried. They died before Frank, so I’m pretty sure none of this was planned.

I’m not sure what any of this means, but it seems like it should mean something, beyond mere coincidence. All I know for sure is that I fell in love with midcentury modern architecture when I first walked through the door of my grandparents new midcentury modern home in 1960, in the Chino Canyon neighborhood of Palm Springs. I was only seven years old. I believe it was also the same year I visited Sinatra’s former Twin Palms home for the first time. I didn’t know what cheating was, at that young age, but I’m sure that was the guilty feeling I was feeling, because I fell even more in love with Hugh and Maurine’s and Frank’s home. And that’s how my love affair with midcentury modern architecture started.

Feel free to share how your love affair with midcentury modern architecture started, in the comments section below.

How to find the Welwood Murray Cemetery: From Palm Canyon Drive, go west on Alejo Road until it dead ends into the cemetery. It’s one of those hidden in plain sight landmarks.

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New Desert Palisades Home Tours During Modernism Week 2017

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Tour two new architectural homes, in the Desert Palisades neighborhood of Palm Springs, located at the top of Racquet Club Road, during Modernism Week.

One of the hillside homes is based on a never-constructed plan by the late midcentury modern architect Al Beadle.

The other home was designed by local Palm Springs architect Lance O’Donnell, who is well known for his midcentury-style modern architecture.

The two homes are within walking distance of one another. The Modernism Week tour will be the debut of these two desert modern, custom hillside homes.

For dates, times and complete information, visit http://www.modernismweek.com/event/249811/

Home Tour Title: Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

For additional information about the development, visit www.palmspringslife.com/chinocanyonproject.

Photos above were taken on my morning walk in the hills, 12/25/2016, during home construction.

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Architect John Lautner To Receive Star During Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

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Palm Springs is one of the only cities in the world, to my knowledge, where architects are just as famous as our Hollywood many celebrities.

As part of this year’s Modernism Week, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor Pioneer Architect, John Edward Lautner, with the 412th Star Dedication.

The ceremony will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 300 South Palm Canyon Drive. The star is sponsored by Modernism Week, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council, Palm Springs Modern Committee, and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. The ceremony is open to the public and the media.

John Lautner designed some of the most iconic residential homes in Palm Springs, including the Bob Hope Estate and the Arthur Elrod House, both on Southridge Drive in south Palm Springs.

Modernism Week begins tomorrow, February 16 thru the 26th. For more information, visit http://www.modernismweek.com/

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Happy Midcentury Modern Valentine’s Day From Palm Springs

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These Palm Springs residents liked their home so much they took Beyonce’s advice and “put a ring on it”! Two rings, in fact.

I spotted this blinged out pad in the Indian Canyon neighborhood of south Palm Springs today.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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New Kaptur Court Modern Palm Springs Homes For Sale

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Kaptur Court is a collection of new, architecturally significant modern homes, designed by Architect Hugh Kaptur. These luxury homes were completed in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of central Palm Springs in 2016.

The Post and Beam construction, with Butterfly roof line, pays homage to the desert Modernism design of the late 1950’s and ’60s.

Home prices start at just over one million. You own the land and there are no HOA fees in this intimate community.

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This Little Tuscany, Palm Springs Home Has “Super Bowl” Size Curb Appeal

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These Little Tuscany, Palm Springs residents are obviously Denver Bronco fans and decided to celebrate their team’s Super Bowl win by adding a little curb appeal to their home.

You own the land and there are no homeowner association fees in this neighborhood. Now that’s really something to celebrate.

If you’re looking for a home where you can celebrate your favorite team, please contact me today, at the number listed above, to make an appointment to see any home or condo currently listed for sale in Little Tuscany, Palm Springs.

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25 Homes SOLD In Chino Canyon, Palm Springs In 2014

In 2014, 25 homes sold in the Chino Canyon hillside neighborhood of Palm Springs, California.

The LOWEST sale price was $305,000 on Girasol Ave. (3BD/2BA, approx. 1,162 Sq. Ft., built in 1977)

The HIGHEST sale price was $1,025,000 on W Racquet Club Rd. (3BD/4BA, approx. 2,792 Sq. Ft., built in 2006)

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New Desert Palisades Palm Springs Home Development Breaks Ground

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In October 2014, the newest home development in Palm Springs, California broke ground.

Desert Palisades is a 112-plus acre property situated on the Chino Cone hillside in Palm Springs. When completed, there will be 110 custom, luxury estates on large view lots ranging in size from approximately 13,000 square feet to 33,000 square feet.

Chino Canyon has always been one of the premier residential neighborhoods in the city of Palm Springs, offering some of the best city and mountain views in the area. Desert Palisades is a welcome addition of new homes to the neighborhood.

To view any Chino Canyon home for sale, contact Realtor Steve Stewart at 760-600-6152 or stevestewart@kw.com .

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