If you’re looking for a midcentury modern home, and have champagne tastes, but a beer budget–as the saying goes–Blue Skies Village, in Rancho Mirage, might be an options.
I just sold this iconic, 1960 mid-century modern mobile home (which has appeared in architectural books, magazines and TV shows) for $161,000. If this were a single family, midcentury modern home in Rancho Mirage, it would have sold for three to four times the asking price of this home.
Blue Skies Village was also featured on the Palm Springs Modernism Week home tour schedule, last year, because of it’s unique mid-century modern mobile homes and trailers.
The historic mobile home and trailer park was developed by Bing Crosby in the 1950s, and is one of the most famous parks in the country. You own the land here, HOA fees are only $200 a month and home prices are very budget-friendly.
Dream boy James is a 32-year old gay man who went on realty TV to find love among a group of 15 contestants. The show was set in Palm Springs, California in a very cool mid-century modern home that was just as dreamy as the shows star.
The show premiered July 29, 2003, on the Bravo cable television channel and is now available on DVD.
If you fell in love with the real star of Boy Meets Boy–the mid-century modern home–contact me today to make an appointment to see any Palm Springs mid-century modern home or condo currently for sale. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rare Palm Springs midcentury modern single family home for sale in the $200,000s. And, it’s in the Movie Colony East neighborhood, which is one of the most prestigious and sought after locations in the city of Palm Springs. This is a fixer, but it has great bones and you can’t beat the price.
Details: 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, approximately 902 square feet, built in 1955, a swimming pool, no HOAs and you own the land.
Contact me today to make an appointment to see this home or any other Palm Springs midcentury modern homes or condos currently for sale. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or email@example.com
In 1965, my family purchased this modern Palm Springs home and I fell in love with modern architecture at first sight. I honestly don’t remember my first kiss, but I can vividly remember walking into this home for the first time and having my breath taken away by the wall of glass overlooking the city of Palm Springs below.
Like me, many 50+ home buyers grew up in modern homes in the 1960s, now referred to as midcentury modern homes. And, like me, these home buyers have many fond memories attached to them.
In addition to the nostalgia factor, these homes were built pre HOA fees. In Palm Springs, many of these midcentury modern homes are on Fee Simple land (you own it) and there are no HOA fees, which can add up to big savings over time. Because there are no HOAs, owners have a lot more freedom and flexibility–that’s what the ’60s were all about–to landscape, paint and decorate their homes the way the want.
If that weren’t enough, most of these homes were built in the very best locations, when much of Palm Springs was still open desert land. Land was cheap and abundant and lots were much larger than they are today.
So, if you’re a baby boomer looking for an affordable home with that extra nostalgia factor, contact me today and I’ll help you find the perfect Palm Springs midcentury modern retirement home. Who says we can’t re-live our Wonder Years in our Golden Years with even more peace, love and fun in the sun?
Mid-century modern inspired new homes are now for sale in Desert Hot Springs, starting in the $300,000s. Model Will be Open this Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4:00 PM
You’ll be impressed by these brand new Mid-Century Modern inspried homes. Bright interiors, open concept, an abundance of windows for balanced light. Fantastic mountain views from the pool/spa area and inside the home. These homes include Natural Gas On Demand flash water heaters, solar panels are optional, and much much more to be truly green and energy efficient. Standard Features are often upgrades at this price point.
Cosmo and Manhattan Plan both start at $349,900. Add Pool/Spa and Solar and you can still be under $400K. The Martini Model is not yet available but coming soon.
Contact me today, at the numbers above, to see these the models. There is no charge to buyers to be represented by a Realtor.
Even the pumpkins are fit and trim in Palm Springs.
There are many pluses to owning a modern or midcentury modern Palm Springs home. At the top of the list might just be the many Modernism furnishings and decor shops to be found in town. Modernway is one of the coolest.
Contact me today to start your modern Palm Springs home or condo search. Steve Stewart 760-600-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com