From your smart phone you can now download the Mid-Century Modern Self-Guided Tour App created by the Palm Springs Modern Committee psmodcom.org . Available for iPhone, iPad and Google Android Phones and Tablets
The App includes:
* Self-guided tours of 80+ mid-century landmarks in Palm Springs, California
* You can tour by location, architect, or create your own custom tour
* Profiles of 12 leading architects
* Video access to interiors and exteriors of premier properties and more.
MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE TOUR MOBILE APP $4.99
Contact me today to make an appointment to see any Palm Springs midcentury modern home or condo currently for sale. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s nearly impossible to drive or walk through any Palm Springs neighborhood, these days, without seeing one of these Desert Water Agency’s Turf Buy Back program signs. The water conservation program was launched August 1, 2014.
I spotted this sign on my walk around the Canyon View Estates neighborhood this morning and thought I would share it with others who might not be aware of the city’s water conservation program.
The program requires property owners to fill out an application and successfully complete a pre-conversion site inspection with DWA. Residents are eligible for a $2 per square foot rebate of up to $3,000 for the removal of their lawns.
In addition, once you have converted your yard to desert landscaping (xeriscaping), you will likely see a dramatic decrease in your monthly water bill. We removed our grass many years ago and even though we have a private pool and spa, our monthly water bills average $25 a month. It’s not unusual for our friends, with grass lawns, to pay five to 10 times that much per month for water!
Contact me today to make an appointment to see any Palm Springs mid-century modern home or condo currently for sale. Especially those that already have desert landscaping. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or email@example.com
Here’s that rare opportunity to own a 1949 mid-century modern condo in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, in the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood. There are only 6 units in this complex, so if you don’t act now you may have a long wait before the next one comes on the market.
You own the land with this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom vintage condo and homeowner association fees are approximately $250 a month. Asking price is in the low $400,000s.
Contact me today to make an appointment to see this condo or any Palm Springs midcentury modern home or condo currently for sale. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A sure sign that the Palm Springs real estate market has bounced back after the crash of 2007 are all of the new homes currently under construction around town.
Below is a list of new Palm Springs homes and condos for sale that have been designed with a nod to the popular mid-century modern architectural style. Prices start in the $300,000 .
If you love the look of mid-century modern homes but prefer new construction, these new homes may just fill the bill. Please contact me today for a tour or any or all of these new home and condo developments. email@example.com
Desert Eichler Homes
There are also many individual spec homes being built in and around the city with a mid-century modern design flair.
With so many Palm Springs mid-century modern homes located on Indian Lease land, you might be surprised to learn that there are also many in neighborhoods where you own the land and there are NO monthly HOAs (Homeowner Association Fees/strata fees). I’ve put together the list of communities below as a quick reference.
Palm Springs (North)
Desert Park Estates
Gene Autry Neighborhood
Racquet Club East
Racquet Club West
Racquet Club South
Palm Springs (Central)
Las Palmas Heights
Old Las Palmas
El Rancho Vista Estates
Ruth Hardy Park
Sunrise Park (some homes on lease land)
Tennis Club (Single Family Homes)
Vista Las Palmas
Palm Springs (South)
Canyon North (some homes on lease land)
Tahquitz Creek Golf
Tahquitz River Estates
Contact me today to make an appointment to see any Palm Springs mid-century modern homes, currently for sale, where you own the land and there are no HOA fees. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 just ended, but it’s not too early to start planning for next year’s event.
For those of you who just can’t wait, the Modernism Week Fall Preview will take place October 9th through the 12th, 2015. Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 will take place February 11th through the 21st.
Nat King Cole did it better, in my opinion, but Hoagy Carmichael’s original version of the classic “Stardust” is still one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded. (On a side note, you can still hear “Stardust” on the radio, nearly every day, by tuning into the desert’s classic station www.KWXY.com)
Carmichael was a composer, singer, actor and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for “Stardust”, “Georgia on My Mind”, “The Nearness of You”, and “Heart and Soul”, four of the most-recorded American songs of all time, according to Wikipedia.
Carmichael died of heart failure at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, on December 27, 1981.
Today, his mid-century modern home, located on the 8th green of the Thunderbird Country Club, is for sale. The home was originally designed by starchitect William Cody for Carmichael and offers breathtaking views of the mountains, golf course and lake, from nearly every room in the house.
To bring it up to today’s standards, the estate was renovated in 2004. According to the listing agent, “the design of this ranch style mid-century home, popular in the 1950’s, was followed as closely as possible to maintain the integrity of it’s historic value. Every detail of this home was done with only the finest quality materials including polished concrete floors, granite countertops, tinted double paned windows throughout and much more.”
Asking price: $1,145,000
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, approximately 3,31 square feet, built in 1935
Fee Simple Land (you own it)
Monthly homeowner association dues: $291
Please contact me today for an appointment to see this home or any midcentury modern home currently for sale in the desert. Phone 760-600-6152 or email email@example.com.