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blue chair, living room of Kaufmann desert house in Palm Springs, CA

Imagine owning a venerated and historically significant art work. Now imagine owning a venerated and historically significant artwork that you can live in.

Well just such an artwork is currently for sale in Palm Springs: The Kaufmann House, also known as The Kaufmann Desert House.

Designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra, The Kaufmann House is rightly regarded as a significant feature in America’s artistic history, as well as a highly desirable luxury home in one of California’s most sought after property markets.

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A Piece of Palm Springs Architectural History

Designed and built through 1946 and 1947, The Kaufmann House was commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann, a man

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windmills in california's coachella valley near Palm Springs

The desert playground of the Coachella Valley is a renowned vacation destination to many types of travelers - from sunshine seekers to hiking enthusiasts to music festival goers and more.

Highlighted by Palm Springs—which is easily the most well-known city in the area and attracts around 1.6 million tourists each year—there are plenty of obvious reasons to visit the valley, but there's a lot more you'll need to know if you plan on living here full-time or buying a vacation home.

It's great to explore the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains or soak up the sun by a swimming pool, but a lot of visitors to Palm Springs don't have an in-depth knowledge of the entire area. With that being said, here's a bit more info on everything you should know

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sunset over the coachella valley, near Palms Springs, California

One of the things that Palm Springs is known for is its sweeping desert landscapes. All along the stark Coachella Valley, rugged mountains rise up on every side, accentuating the glitzy lights and muted plains below.

Taking in these views is one of the best activities to do in Palm Springs, so if you’re visiting or living in the valley, make sure to check out at least one of these amazing view points for surveying the awe-inspiring beauty of the Coachella Valley.

1) Keys View, Joshua Tree

Keys View is arguably the best spot for taking in panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. However, of all the spots on this list, it is probably the hardest to get to from the valley itself.

Keys View is located in the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park

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home builder in palm springs new construction project

One of the things that Palm Springs is known for is its amazing architecture and dizzying array of luxurious custom homes.

So, if you’re looking to build a custom home or secure a new home in Palm Springs, paying attention to the reputation and credentials of the builder is of the utmost importance.

Luckily, Palm Springs and the surrounding area is home to many fantastic builders developing new homes for discerning buyers.

Here we’ve assembled a list of some of the top home builders in Palm Springs. If you can find a new home in Palm Springs, or can have a new home built by some of these prestigious professionals, then don’t hesitate to take the opportunity.

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Palm Pacific

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water fountain & palm tree in Palm Springs park

Palm Springs is a city with a glamorous past and an exciting future. Beautiful architecture, amazing weather, and a host of arts, entertainment and dining options make Palm Springs a fantastic location to visit or settle down in.

If you’re wondering whether Palm Springs is right for you, then read on to discover the 5 reasons why Palm Springs is one of the best places to live in California.

The Weather

Palm Springs is known as a desert community, so you can definitely expect there to be warm weather and sunshine.

In fact, Palm Springs residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine every year, making this a premier destination for sunseekers and sports enthusiasts, as you could be out sunbathing or taking in a round of golf deep into the winter

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Sunny, beautiful, peaceful Palm Springs has long had a reputation as a quiet haven for retirees looking to while away their days on the golf course. But for those in the know, Palm Springs is actually a huge draw for young families, trendy professionals, and millennials. One of the secrets of this oasis in the desert? Palm Springs is an excellent destination for remote workers. 

With more employees than ever before switching to remote work platforms, homeowners in every industry are taking advantage of their newly afforded freedom by packing up the old house and moving to exciting new locales. For many clever work from home employees, Palm Springs is a top destination on that list. 

Let’s take a look at the top three reasons Palm Springs is the

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Mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs

If Palm Springs isn't known for its amazing golf courses and desert weather, it's certainly known for its mid-century modern architecture.

The city is brimming with these beautiful homes, which just makes it that much more aesthetically pleasing.

All mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs are absolutely stunning, giving the area a unique sense of style.

You know you're looking at a mid-century modern home if it's built with three prominent characteristics, the first being minimalism.

These homes have sleek lines and simple designs that prioritize functionality over everything else. Nothing about the architecture of these homes is superfluous.

The next characteristic is an emphasis on nature. And what better place to bring nature into

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More often than not, downsizing is a viable course of action for older adults looking to improve their quality of life in their golden years. This is because downsizing, in a nutshell, essentially reduces expenses and responsibilities on the home front, which is a change that many retirees and empty nesters welcome wholeheartedly. 

 

Of course, this generally entails selling long-time homes in order to move to smaller, more manageable, and more accessible ones. Needless to say, much of the success of one’s downsizing efforts depends on being able to find the perfect lifelong home where you can thrive in comfort and safety for the rest of your life. Here are some of the most important features you should look out for as you commence your search.

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open sign in Palm Springs business

Palm Springs is a city with a history as an iconic holiday destination for California’s rich and famous. This reputation is somewhat 1-dimensional, conjuring images of time spent lounging around the pool before returning to back the “real world” beyond the San Gorgonio Pass.

Thankfully, Palm Springs has evolved into a year-round community, complete with a rich cultural and commercial scene. Now, with many young entrepreneurs and investors looking to this accommodating city, there are a myriad of exciting businesses for locals and visitors to enjoy.

From retail, to dining, and services, Palm Springs is brimming with unique businesses that everyone who comes here should know about.

So, without any more introduction, here are 4 local Palm

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Palm Springs is a popular vacation and real estate destination, renowned for its captivating surroundings, classic architecture, and fantastic weather.

It’s the weather that we’ll be covering here.

Sunny most of the time, Palm Springs has long had a reputation as a mild and sunny spot to while away the winter months. But now that Palm Springs has transformed into a year-round community, more are having to deal with the intensity of the warmer months.

One particular feature of Palm Springs weather is the wind, which grows in intensity once the weather starts to warm up in the spring.

As the bare earth of the Coachella Valley warms under the beating midday sun, the surface air begins to rise, sucking in air from the surrounding area.

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