Unit 107 at the William F Cody designed Racquet Club Garden Villas

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Living room of a condo at the Racquet Club Garden Villas, Palm Springs, CA

Currently available is unit 107/108, situated in the back of the complex, and offering generous mountain views from both patios.

MLS: 17-215748PS – SOLD $378,000  /  Monthly HOAs $545

Floor plan of a double unit at the Racquet Club Garden Villas, Palm Springs, California

Sold turnkey furnished
1 Bed + den, 2 baths

By Sofia Yarberry

The Racquet Club Villas are one of Palm Springs’ most historic housing complexes—developed by an acclaimed trinity of mid-century modern designers: architect William F. Cody, builder Paul Trousdale, and landscape artist Philip A. Shipley.

Built in the 1950s The Racquet Club Villas, even six decades later, still maintain much of the authenticity of their original design. None of the cottages to this day have been knocked down, and some have been combined in order to offer larger home spaces. One of the features that makes this such an iconic community is the landmark design: including floor to ceiling glass windows, concrete block walls, resort-style pools, and dense lush greenery that adds an air of seclusion in the midst of the desert.

Discover the Racquet Club Garden Villas

Artist and thinker László Moholy-Nagy has commented on glass architecture in his book The New Vision: “A white house with great glass windows surrounded by trees becomes almost transparent when the sun shines…The white walls act as projection screens on which shadows multiply the trees, and the glass plates become mirrors in which the trees are repeated. A perfect transparency is the result; the house becomes a part of nature,” (64).

Kitchen of a condo at the Racquet Club Garden Villas, Palm Springs, CA

This is evident in the Racquet Club Villas— the ample, greener than usual desert landscape and the infinite sunny days are embraced by spectacular giant glass windows that allow light and shadows to flood the room. Although this community offers an offset impeccably designed escape it is also only minutes from hip downtown Palm Springs and next to the old Hollywood haven The Racquet Club. The Racquet Club Villas were issued the Palm Springs Historic District Designation in 2013 and is possibly one of the most chicly designed parts of Palms Springs’ history.




NEW PRICE: Palm Springs Alexander home in the Racquet Club Estates

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This 1961 Palmer and Krisel designed Alexander Construction Company-built home is situated on a 1/4 acre lot in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood.

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Front of house

1150 E Adobe Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (map)
3br / 2ba / 1225 sq ft / 10,019 sq ft lot
$589,000 / MLS#: 17-202860PS

View the list of upgrades
Contact me for a private showing of this property.

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Pool and yard

The stunning recently renovated home includes a fully redone open kitchen, newly tiled floor with carpets in bedrooms, updated baths, dual pane sliders throughout, full copper re-piped plumbing, foam roof, and much more. The backyard has been re-landscaped and offers magnificent mountain views. Enjoy your Pebble Tec oval pool or your 2 person super hot tub throughout the year … or sit in front of the fire pit and absorb the views of the beautiful San Jacinto mountains.

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Living room

This home has been meticulously updated and offers a warm and cozy experience while keeping that original mid-century modern essence. Complete list of updates and upgrades available upon request.

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Kitchen

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Master bathroom

1150 East Adobe Way, Palm Springs; Yard with mountain views

Here is the basic floor plan of Alexander tract homes found throughout Palm Springs’ Racquet Club neighborhood.

Floor plan for Palm Springs Alexander Construction Company mid century tract homes

Floor plan of your typical Alexander Construction Company mid century tract homes in Palm Springs

About the Alexander Construction Company:

The Alexander Construction Company was a Palm Springs, California based residential development company that built over 2,200 houses in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California between 1955 and 1965.
The construction of these homes doubled the size of Palm Springs and caused the city to take on a new shape, direction, and character as an enclave of modern architecture in the Mid-century modern style. These houses, collectively known as “Alexanders,” have come to be appreciated for their rational designs, modernist style, and innovative construction and are now highly sought after, selling for a premium over their more conventional contemporaries. (source – wikipedia)



3578 Vivian Circle – a modern ranch home

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Absolutely gorgeous mid-century ranch home in El Rancho Vista Estates, Palm Springs. Enjoy the private yard with mountain views from your recently renovated Pebble Tec pool and spa!

3578 Vivian Way, pool & spa with mountain views

3578 E Vivian Circle, Palm Spring, CA 92262
2 beds + den (currently used as 3rd bedroom), 2 baths
1671 sq ft home on 1/4 acre
SOLD $449,000  MLS:17-191580PS

3578 Vivian Way PALM SPRINGS front

3578 Vivian Way, Kitchen

This renovated open floor plan home offers offers two full bedrooms and 2 baths, as well as a huge bonus room with a fireplace which is currently used as a third bedroom. The living room has a fireplace and is open to the dining room and kitchen. The backyard is private with mature landscape and offers amazing mountain views.

3578 Vivian Way, living room

3578 Vivian Way, Master bedroom

A true Palm Springs gateway wouldn’t be complete without the perfect recently renovated pool and spa so that you can float around or invite your friends for a dip! This house is available furnished, so all you have to do is drive on over, park your car in the large two car garage, and start enjoying the desert lifestyle.

3578 Vivian Way, large den/3rd bedroom

3578 Vivian Way, Guest bedroom

Contact Alex Dethier at 760-808-3300 or send us a note here for more info



*Furnished per inventory list. Contact agent for more info.

2017 Palm Springs Calendar of Events

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By Sofia Yarberry

Overview of events in Palm Springs and Greater Palm Springs for the 2017 calendar year.

Throughout the year, and every ThursdayPalm Springs Villagefest is a great way to experience the Palm Springs culture of art, food, and entertainment. At this event you will find packed with artists and artisans as well as peddlers of fresh produce, flowers, jewelry, and baked goods. Plus, since it is located right in the heart of Palm Springs, you can easily access the restaurants, art galleries, and everything else that downtown has to offer!
6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive between Amado & Baristo
(760) 320-3781 / villagefest.org



Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season

Opening Day of the 2017 Polo Season, January 1st and 8th, 2017
Whether you are a polo aficionado or simply looking for something to do with your day off, you may want to head over to the Empire Polo Club to join the kick off of the Season (January 1). There are two featured matches at 12 & 2pm— perfect for sleeping in after New Years. If you missed the event on the first: “Opening Day & Hat Day” will be January 8.
Empire Polo Club, Indio
(760) 393-7298 / empirepoloclub.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 2-16th, 2017
One of the biggest events of the year in Palm Springs is The Palm Springs International Film Festival put on by The Palm Springs International Film Society. This festival serves “to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language.” This year there are films reigning from Austria to Venezuela in all genres. Check out the site for trailers and to purchase tickets!
Mary Pickford Theatre: 36850 Pickfair Street, Cathedral City
(760) 322-2930 / PSFilmFest.org

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows, January 5-8th, 2017
If you love dogs then this is the show for you! The American Kennel Club judges the annual Palm Springs Dog Show, some of what the categories include, competition in conformation, junior showmanship, obedience, agility, among others. The event has food and beverages and is perfect for anyone at any age.
Empire Polo Grounds, Indio
(760) 345-1757 / kennelclubpalmsprings.org

Desert Warbirds Radio Control Airshow, January 14-15th, 2017
Calling all Veterans, aviation experts and intermediaries, WWI & WWII history buffs, and anyone who loves a good cause— this beautifully done simulation of combat aerobatics raises money for wounded Veterans. Come by and check out these radio-controlled scale models of World War I and II jets flown by skilled pilots
Regional Park: 89452 54th Ave., Thermal
(760) 340-0836 / cvrcclub.com

Career Builder Challenge (Formerly the Bob Hope Classic), January 16-22nd, 2017
Palm Springs area host city La Quinta, CA started as the Bob Hope Classic is now the CareerBuilder Challenge 2017. PGA Golf tour tournament with a new leading role Phil Mickelson. A Palm Springs golf tournament is a Pro-Am play for first 54 holes. Each of the 156 pros will play with a different amateur partner each day on different courses Arnold Palmer Private at PGA West, Jack Nicklaus
8:30am / 77-750 Avenue 50, La Quinta , CA 92253
(760) 346-8184 / careerbuilderchallenge.com

Adult Park After Dark, January 20th, 2017
This zoo like desert paradise is a great place to take the kids during the day; however, after dark it is a great place to meet up with friends or for a date night with that significant other. The night includes a close-up animal presentation and a guided walks throughout the grounds, followed by making s’mores over a crackling campfire, and either a beer, vodka, or bourbon tasting to cap off the night. Pre-registration required. Must be 21+.
5-8pm / The Living Desert, Palm Desert
(760) 327-1304 / livingdesert.org

Tour de Palm Springs (sponsored by CVSPIN), January 21st, 2017
This cyclist-centric event is designed to raise money to support more than 100 local charities throughout the Coachella Valley. In the midst of the warm Palm Spring winter and the sun rising over the mountainous backdrop— this truly is a site to see! Vendor Expo on the 20th and 21st.
6:30am / Downtown Palm Springs: Alejo & N Palm Canyon
(760) 674-4700 / tourdepalmsprings.com

Southwest Arts Festival, January 26-29th, 2017
Full of interactive art displays, live music and glass blowing, pottery, and fine art, and tons of food from local vendors, makes the Southwest Arts Festival an event you won’t want to miss. This is one of the Coachella Valley’s largest annual fundraisers that serves to support numerous locally based non-profits.
10am-5pm / Empire Polo Club, Indio
(760) 347-0676 / discoverindio.com



Dr. George Charity Car Show

Dr. George Charity Car Show, February 11th, 2017
One of the biggest fundraisers for the Desert Cancer Foundation— raising tens of thousands of dollars every year. This is also an event for ant classic car collector or enthusiast! The car show boasts of food, vendors, raffles, entertainment, and a silent auction. Come by to see Street Rods, Classics, Muscle Cars, Special Interest Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles dotting Indian Wells Tennis Garden— a site to see for all ages. There will be awards given out at 2:00pm, so make sure to get there early!
9:00am-3:00pm / Indian Wells Tennis Garden
(760) 360-9798 / palmspringscruisinassociation.com

Modernism Week, February 16-26th, 2017
Modernism Week has it all for anyone even remotely interested in Mid Century Design and Architecture— from a tour of Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood & a night at Frank Sinatra’s Estate
to Rack Pack Playground: Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour to
Creating That Perfect Modern Indoor-Outdoor Sanctuary, just to name a few. Modernism Week’s mission is “to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.” They uphold this mission by offering more than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
Various Locations & Times, check out their website for more information:

6th Annual Art Palm Springs, February 16-19th, 2017
This event is strategically planned to coincide with Palm Spring’s Modernism week— attracting may of the same people. If you are in the market for a new piece of art then Art Palm Springs is a weekend you won’t want to miss. Last year hundreds of art pieces from post-war and contemporary collections were sold to collectors, and Art Palm Springs 2017 is expecting to bring in even more collectors this year.
All Day / 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
(800) 563-7632 / art-palmsprings.com



Indian Wells BNP Paribas Tennis, March 6-19th, 2017
The World’s Largest ATP World Tour and WTA Combined Professional Tennis Tournament happens right here in the desert! The tournament features top men and women professional tennis players competing in a 96 singles draw and 32 doubles draw. The BNP Paribas Open is considered to be one of the most beautiful venues— the spring weather in the desert is known as one of the best times of the year. In 2015, more than 456,000 people attended the event so make sure to get your tickets early!
Indian Wells Tennis Garden 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA 92210
(800) 999-1585 / bnpparibasopen.com

Dinah Shore 2017 Golf Tournament, March 29-April 2, 2017
If Gay Pride in November is too far away— perhaps think about purchasing tickets to one of the biggest gay events in the US— especially for the ladies. Dinah Shore is put on by the famous Mariah Hanson and has been going strong now for over twenty years. You can expect (pool) parties, celebrities, and tons of live music from bands like Tegan and Sara, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and more!
All day / The Hilton Palm Springs 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
1-888-92-DINAH (34624) / thedinah.com



Coachella Music Festival, April 14-16th & 21-23rd, 2017
Possibly the biggest music festival in the country takes place right outside of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Although many Coachella goers campout in the often blazing month of April, If camping isn’t your style make sure to book hotels or checkout other housing options! This event is all ages, but recommended more for those 18+. Although much of the hype takes place on the Coachella grounds definitely check out places like the Ace Hotel and other venues throughout Palm Springs for events happening in cahoots with the concert! Past performers have included the Vandals, the Chainsmokers, RL Grime, and many more!
All day / 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
(855) 771-3667 /coachella.com

Stagecoach Music Festival, April 28-30th, 2017
If Coachella isn’t your style maybe one of the biggest country music festivals will do the trick. Stagecoach boasts of some of the biggest names in country music like Kiefer Sutherland, Willie Nelson, & Brooke Eden. This festival takes place on the same grounds as Coachella and there are offsite camping options plus plenty of places to stay in Palm Springs!
All day / stagecoachfestival.com



White Party, May 5-8th, 2017
Next Magazine has dubbed him, “the sultan of all soirees” and the Miami Herald has called him “the high priest of gay parties”. This Jeffrey Sanker produced party is not one to miss. Expect lots of dancing, booze, and performances by top names in entertainment like Lady Gaga and Ke$ha. 21+
Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
(323) 782-9924 / jeffreysanker.com



Restaurant Week, June 2-11th, 2017
Restaurant Week 2017 will feature even more restaurants than last year, which means top creations from over 100 locations that are sure to wow diners during this much anticipated culinary event. Meals will be value priced and many hotels and attractions will be offering discounted rates throughout the week. This is one of the most delicious ways to obtain ”The Ultimate Desert Experience”. Past restaurants include Trio, King’s Highway, Cafe’ Des Beaux-Arts. Visit them on facebook for more information!



Gay Pride, November 1-5th, 2017
One of Palm Springs’ favorite times of the year comes just before the holidays— Gay Pride has been going strong throughout the Coachella Valley for over 30 years. This event includes an all out festival, parade, and the “Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast”— plus for pet lovers there is also a Pet Pride Parade! Check out the website for flight and hotel specials going on with the pride event.
Various Locations & Times
(760) 416-8711 / pspride.org


Fashion Week, November 8-12th, 2017
Palm Springs takes its place among fashion capitals New York, Los Angeles Cairo, and Dubai as one of the locations chosen for Fashion Week— produced by Style Fashion Week. These globally recognized fashion events provide some of the world’s top designers a platform to showcase their collections. Style Fashion Week represents the cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Fe, Boston, Palm Springs and Dubai by integrating international designers, media, celebrities, and commerce— making this an event that not only the big names in fashion get to attend, but one in which anyone interested in clothing can visit. You can expect over 20 international & local designers and over 30 international & local artists to be present.
Palm Springs Convention Center




South Palm Springs living under $100,000

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Live in fabulous South Palm Springs for under $100,000!

Call or email for more info and/or to schedule a viewing. 

303 Kona Lane, Palm Springs – located in the Palm Canyon Mobile Club
2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, open kitchen, 2 car covered parking
List price: $99,000 – MLS: 16-188258PS (view listing)
Monthly HOAs $600, include water, landscape, pool & spa, and lease land (exp. 2081)


Fabulous recently renovated 2 bedroom and 2 bath home located at the popular and upcoming Palm Canyon Mobile Club. From the flooring throughout to the tastefully redone kitchen, this 2004 built home is absolutely exquisite.





Enjoy majestic views of the San Jacinto Mountains from the newly redone swimming pool and spa area. Best of all, you are located in South Palm Springs, near shopping and restaurants.


Call or email for more info and/or to schedule a viewing.