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

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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

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


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.

Luis Barragán

Pink Actually

A notable architect inspires a custom paint job.

Lisa Marie Hart Home & Design, Real Estate

A vivid pink home might seem shocking when set upon the landscape of North Palm Springs. Yet Bill Nicholson’s authentic modern abode built in 1946 wore pink as its first coat of paint. Across the decades, the two-level stucco home that features an unusual second-floor suite above the kitchen has been painted over — and over. Nicholson completed a renovation


On the Homefront

Gucci home in Palm Desert is for sale.

Lisa Marie Hart Real Estate

Gucci, Gucci, Guccio. The Agency presents a quaint 10-bedroom getaway known as the Gucci House. Follow a canyon road to the private gates of the 23-acre mountain compound. This grande dame of Palm Desert was built and owned by the family for 20 years. Patricia Gucci, granddaughter of the House of Gucci’s Guccio Gucci, is selling the retreat. Own your


Step on it

The founder of Los Angeles–based Lindstrom Rugs stays grounded with art underfoot.

Lisa Marie Hart Home & Design, Real Estate

A former interior designer, an artist at heart, and the son of an architect, Erik Lindstrom jumped ship from his design career seven years ago to establish Lindstrom Rugs. He has never looked back. Only down. “I wanted to focus on one thing I really loved and that was rugs,” he says. His Los Angeles–based company offers room-altering works hand-knotted

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Not Born 
in a Barn

New architectural veneers reclaim the reclaimed wood trend.

Lisa Marie Hart Home & Design, Real Estate

Eldorado Stone has three reasons for impersonating an upcycled material: longevity, ease of installation, and hassle-free upkeep. As a more than 45-year manufacturer of believable stone and brick veneers, the company tricks the eye while saving homeowners time and headaches. The new Vintage Ranch collection, though made of concrete, captures the character and warmth of classic American barn wood —

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Green Acres

A new garden complex taking shape in Palm Springs will feature everything from swimming pools to a nursery, a learning center, and a café.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate

Architectural Blue, a Palm Springs-based company that builds and designs outdoor spaces, recently broke ground on an innovative new center that will be a one-stop shopping experience for backyard aficionados. Known as Garden, the complex will house new offices for Architectural Blue as well as a nursery, outdoor showcases, a café, and lots more. “When working with my clients over