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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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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

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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, 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

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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

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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

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Desert Tropics

This private, celebrity-owned estate that's for sale in Palm Desert conjures the mood of an exotic, tropical retreat.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate

It’s not uncommon to hear Coachella Valley homebuyers say that they are searching for their very own desert oasis. But few people probably imagine that their oasis could include lush, tropical grounds with botanicals and bamboo. Welcome to 45800 Deep Canyon Road in Palm Desert [http://www.theagencyre.com/listing/sl1704536-45800-deep-canyon-rd-palm-desert], a home that listing agents Richard Bartholomew and Gregg Fletcher of The Agency say

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Buyer’s Choice

The Desert Hot Springs community of Vista Palms gives prospective homeowners plenty of options.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate

Previously, we visited the model home at Vista Palms, a community of 95 single-family midcentury-inspired homes being built in Desert Hot Springs. See post: Model Home Brings Alive Midcentury Design at Vista Palms The development will feature three floor plans, each with three bedrooms, dubbed The Cosmo (1,918 square feet), The Manhattan (2,054 square feet), and The Martini (2,108 square

Market Watch

Market Watch Seminar at Toscana Country Club, May 2, 2017

Site Staff Social Scene

Over 150 realtors, brokers, and interested parties attended the spring seminar, Big Changes Ahead, to hear the impact of the Baby Boomer generation on the Coachella Valley real estate market. Palm Springs Life’s partners, Mike McDonald and Vic Cooper, led the seminar. Toscana Country Club, Franklin Loan Center, Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors, and the California Desert Association of

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Flipped Out

Beating the hell out of drywall with Lindsey and Eric 
Bennett of HGTV’s Desert Flippers.

Emily Chavous Real Estate

TV It’s late February and Lindsey and Eric Bennett are about two months into filming 
the upcoming season of Desert Flippers. With producers Brian Seidel and Ronn Kulisek, they’re walking through a scene in the great room of a 1,225-square-foot, flat-topped midcentury home, built in 1957. Its orange paint is peeling; the yard is overgrown; and its current residents are