Racquet Club Road Estates (Palm Springs, CA)
By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
Their loss could you be your gain!Here's a chance to buy a Mid-Century home in Palm Springs, built by the Alexanders, designed by Palmer and Krisel in the famous Racquet Club Road Estates. Although not for the timid, this home needs some serious renovation work!  However, the lowest priced home in this tract, last sold for $207,000; this home has a more desireable roof line and larger square footage. I just negotiated a deal for a client on this house and got the bank to accept $175,000. However, the client had to back out at the last minute. Click on the link for more details. http://www.paulkaplanrealtor.com/details.php?mid=57 Of course there's no guarantee that we can get the bank to accept this price again, its certainly worth a try. Potential:  Here's a photo of a similar house red...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
It is a site members and frequent goers never enjoy seeing, but the Palm Springs Racquet Club property is in the final stages of foreclosure.  A place that has been a home to many, it is sad to see the downward spiral of the economy take toll on businesses like this racquet club. Vineyard Bank noted that the racquet club was in default for its $12.4 million deed of trust, which is the reason for the club moving toward foreclosure.  It seems as if the club was just renovated, yet a year and a half later it is approaching the end.  So what all went wrong during this short period of time? Architect Michael Mueller has contacted an attorney to file a petition with the hopes of reorganizing and getting the club back to shape.  The hope is that it will postpone the sale, or at best case compl...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
For the mid-century enthusiast, here it is: Vaulted tongue and groove beamed celings, walls of windows, open floor plan, a South facing pool, gorgeous mountain views, decorative concrete sandblasted block- all the key Mid-Century classic features you want in a Palm Springs resort home. Completely renovated with all the modern conveniences, including a custom designed kitchen with stone countertops, high-end stainless appliances, huge breakfast bar, concrete floors, updated bathrooms, plus new dual pane windows, plumbing, and electric work throughout too. All walls have been redone to include insulation to improve on energy efficiency. The sparkling saltwater pool is centered in an expansive yard, featuing fantastic mountain views. Enjoy a funky 60's era unique pagoda perfect for covere...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
The famous Riviera Resort will be re-opening its doors soon adjacent to the historic Racquet Club Road Estates mid-century neighborhood.  This will add a welcome addition to the Palm Springs resort choices as well as provide restaurants, spa and a cool hang out for locals and tourists alike.  Please see the articel below from the Palm Springs Life newsletter:       The legendary Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs - currently undergoing a $70-million rejuvenation - will reopen in the fall, according to its parent company, Seattle-based Noble House Hotels & Resorts. While Noble House will continue to honor the iconic hotel's storied past and grand history, the revitalization transforms the property into a fresh, chic destination resort.  Once a playground for celebrities such as Frank S...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Boasting as the origin of some of the most fantastic history of Palm Springs, is the famed and renowned Racquet Club of Palm Springs.  As a historic part of this scenic town, visiting the Racquet Club is a definite must for those of you that share a love of the past, and a desire to see into the private lives of some of the most famous actors of all time. Set in the lonely desert, surrounded by the awe inspiring mountains lies the Racquet Club, founded by actors as a safe haven for themselves and others of their kind, to get a rare break away from the limelight even if only for a short while.  The outside world received rare glimpses of the happenings and visitors inside through newspaper clippings, and stories passed through the old grapevine, but as for being allowed entry into this w...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
Paul Kaplan, www.PaulKaplanRealtor.com | Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate | 760-285-8559 2244 Milben Circle, Palm Springs, CA Remodeled Mid-Century Modern Gem 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $729,000 Year Built 1959 Sq Footage 1,389 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 9,147 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A custom artistic gem in Palm Springs awaits the sophisticated mid-century home buyer seeking the best in quality and design. Clean lines, pure architecture, dramatic style and design are featured in this original Meiselman designed home, in the popular Racquet Club Road Estates neighborhood. This 1959 home features all of the famous details of the era including post and beam construction, tongue and groove ceilings, clerestory win...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
  Updates on new development underway at the historic Racquet Club adjacent to Racquet Club Road Estates in Palm Springs.  It's not about tennis anymore......it's about The Bungalows An extensive renovation has begun on The Bungalows at The Racquet Club. Nestled in the heart of the newly designed Mission Garden, these historic 2 bedroom homes will be available in 2 and 2 1/2 bath configurations.The award-winning Los Angeles architecture and design firm, Mueller Design Inc. will be overseeing the restoration of The Bungalows. Each home will feature a designer kitchen with stainless built-in appliances, glass-tiled back-splash, Ceruse oak cabinetry, stone floors & counter tops, and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. The living room/dining room features a stunning copper fireplace, and several of...
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