aspire homes

Aspiring To Great Things

Not far from Palm Springs International Airport, 12 new custom-designed homes embrace the openness and functionality that are cornerstones of midcentury modern design.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

Most new developments — even those that are smaller scale — usually have several floor plans that are repeated throughout the community. That’s not the case with Cielo, located in the Demuth Park neighborhood of Palm Springs. Each of the 12 midcentury-style homes at Cielo are custom designed and no two are alike. The houses range in size from 1,530

rancho mirage real estate

The Cat’s Meow

The outdoor entertainment options are practically unlimited at this estate on "Millionaires Row" in Rancho Mirage.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

• See related story: On Top of the World “My favorite part of the home is the outdoors,” says Scott Palermo, the realtor representing the seller along with Jim Sanak, both of of Harcourts Desert Homes. “You feel like you’re at Disneyland or some other resort playground. Indeed, the resort-inspired grounds have a swimming pool with beach access entry, multiple waterfalls,

spanish walk

Walk This Way

Old World Spanish flair and free-flowing layouts enliven the new homes of Sonrisa Encore that are currently under construction in Palm Desert.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

The popular Palm Desert community of Spanish Walk is continuing its expansion with the addition of the Sonrisa Encore collection — 54 attached homes with duplex designs and flexible living spaces. The houses are being offered by D.R. Horton, which was founded in 1978 and builds a diverse selection of home styles in 27 states. Located at the intersection of

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Patio People

An evolution of poolside lounging, from postwar to present day.

Shelly Cannon 111 East, Home & Design, Real Estate

It was a confluence of optimism, confidence, and hope. The end of World War II brought a renewed embrace of the American Dream. In the postwar boom of suburban housing and babies, people aspired to more: to get married, to own a home, to start a family. Living well in suburbia was an end in itself. Planned communities and tract

mirada estates

On Top of the World

This expansive, custom-built home at Mirada Estates in Rancho Mirage has a luxurious interior—and then there are those views.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate, Valley

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that the future owners of 45 Sky Ridge Road in Rancho Mirage will feel like they’re sitting on top of the world. Located in Mirada Estates, the nearly 6,600-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home enjoys panoramic views of the valley and was dubbed “Star Point”. You’ll not only feel like you’re close enough

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City Vibe Meets Desert Calm

Local architect Lance O’Donnell designed four sleek condominiums just steps from Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

Aladdin on Shadow Mountain sounds like it could be the title of a fun, new Disney film. In actuality, what’s been conjured up just a couple of blocks south of El Paseo in Palm Desert are four stylish, contemporary condominiums. “Aladdin is more than just condominiums,” says Richard Bartholomew, real estate agent for the project along with Gregg Fletcher, both

micro homes

Design Dynamos

Some diminutive manufactured homes currently arriving in South Palm Springs give new to meaning to the axiom that less is more.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate, Valley

One of the more popular franchises on HGTV is the “Tiny House” programming block, which has grown to include four different shows all devoted to the notion that living small doesn’t mean you have to make design sacrifices. Locally, the 1960s-era Palm Canyon Mobile Club has taken this mantra to heart and given it a distinctly Palm Springs spin. Ravinia

ONE-PS Guide

ONE-PS Publication Garners National Recognition

The ONE-PS Guide to Palm Springs Neighborhoods earns first place at Neighborhoods, USA national conference.

Erin Peters Real Estate

Each Palm Springs neighborhood bears the distinctive markings of the period in which it was founded, and flourishes through its unique succession of residents that continues to sculpt it. The debut in 2016 of The ONE-PS Guide to Palm Springs Neighborhoods helped introduced the city through an 80-page magazine format guide surveying 41 Palm Springs neighborhoods using narrative text and

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Playing the Angles

A unique property currently on the market in Rancho Mirage makes a dramatic architectural statement while retaining a remarkably livable environment.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate

While the Coachella Valley is known for its striking examples of midcentury modern and Spanish architecture, it’s also home to many bold and innovative contemporary designs. For 119 Waterford Circle in Rancho Mirage, architect Guy Dreier designed a 4,500-square-foot airy, sculptural house that plays with proportion and light. While Dreier — who is the son of noted Swiss architect Eduard

Idyllwild

Cabin Fever

When it gets too hot for comfort, these mountain men head for the hills.

Lisa Marie Hart Home & Design, Real Estate

An Idyllwild cabin is nothing like a boat. A boat is a lot of work and expense for a rarely used toy. It’s best to know a friend who has a boat — one who sends free-flowing invitations to his fancy schmancy sailing parties. A cabin promises minimal work and strong value for a nearby retreat you can use year-round.