Villa Portofino may not be a brand new development — the 55+ active adult community originally opened in 2005 — but there’s a lot of new activity going on at this Palm Desert oasis.
Palm Springs designer Jeffrey Jurasky has made sure powder rooms don't get overlooked with over-the-top creations that have become the multi-talented designer’s specialty.
In October, we get to enjoy warm weather but that doesn’t mean we don’t yearn for the sights and experiences of falling leaves, harvest, pumpkins and of course, Halloween!
This James McNaughton Movie Colony home, once part of the Barbara Hutton estate, exudes a timeless simplicity, progressing between privacy and transparency, connecting the inside with the outside.
It’s time for a Coachella Valley industrial renaissance, fueled by the sun.
Real Estate Visionary - “This is the best place to do business. We have great schools, good hospitals, and good transportation.
Real Estate Visionary - John Monahan had been visiting Palm Springs regularly for about 15 years when he noticed that the 1968 Alan Ladd Building was for sale.
Real Estate Visionary - Bighorn Properties has been an unmatched resource for buyers and sellers since the inception of Bighorn Golf Club, having successfully negotiated more than $2.4 billion in property sales.
Real Estate Visionary - Smith appreciates all the Coachella Valley has to offer. “It’s been a terrific place to raise a family,” he says.
Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - “It’s two hours from everything, whether you want to be in the mountains or by the ocean. It’s a huge community of good people, and it’s become a mecca of good design.”
Homes at Alta Verde Monte Sereno in South Palm Springs could appease both fans of midcentury design and those of Spanish and Tuscan-inspired homes.
Sophia Condos, set for completion in November in Palm Springs, offers midcentury design with a twist while paying tribute to actress Sophia Loren.
You may not know his name, but you’ve been seeing examples of designer Greg Wolfson’s work and diverse design style for years in Palm Springs.
When designing a personal outdoor oasis, there are many reasons to opt for plants native to the desert.
When architect Narendra Patel envisioned the design for a bold, sculptural home, he was standing in the middle of a a large empty lot in Palm Desert’s Bighorn Golf Club.
Bringing the outdoors inside literally took on a new meaning in this breakfast room and kitchen project by Dino Raimondi of Dino Designs in Palm Springs.
Some of the new homes at the Revelle at Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage may look the same on the exterior, but these houses are the antithesis of cookie-cutter.
Both floor plans at Sol Palm Springs have a third bedroom called the Sol Room that can be used for multiple purposes from reading, watching TV, exercise or work.
Construction activity at Toscana is matching the soaring temperatures in the desert with 20 homes under construction and more slated to start in the upcoming months.
Sitting on 1.23 acres in The Renaissance at Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, the 9,500-square-foot home boasts picturesque, 360-degree mountain views.
Housing prices continued to inch up in May for the seventh consecutive month, even as sales continued on a year-over-year decline.
The Panorama Home at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs combines the living, dining, and kitchen space with breath-taking views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The Coachella Valley is an eclectic mix of peoples, lifestyles, backgrounds, ages, incomes and wealth – a demographic super mix from all over the country and even the world.
Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design have restored a Palm Springs home in the Twin Palms neighborhood back to its original midcentury splendor, but in a very 21st-century fashion.
Kyle Richards of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and her husband Mauricio Umansky have bought a house in La Quinta.
Toscana Country Club is on a roll with 40 home sales so far this year and a total sales volume of more than $74 million.
Behind the gates of the Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, amid palm, olive, and citrus trees, the rustic elegance of Italian, Spanish, and Early California–style architecture reigns supreme.
A measurable decline in investor sales and a significant increase in higher-end home buyer sales means a much healthier Coachella Valley market.
Architect Anthony Poon brought an Asian-inspired and modern exploration to the new design located in Palm Springs’ Alta Verde Escena golf course community.
The Pattern in valley housing over the last two years has been strong price increases fueled not by a powerful wave of home buyers but by a severe lack of home sellers. However, this pattern might finally be changing.
Built in the Early California architectural style, this home sits squarely within the Vintage Club, one of the country’s most affluent golf and tennis communities.
California’s housing market continued to perform better than expected in April with both the median home price and home sales increasing month to month, according to the California Association of Realtors.
Gather as much information about the sealer you plan to use on your paver surface so that expectations do not exceed its capabilities.
Palm Springs boasts beautiful housing communities for those on the cusp of — or already enjoying — their senior lifestyle
Space-age architecture meets organic design in a Hollywood legend’s hilltop estate
Even after five years of the strongest government stimulation in American history, real wages are still down 10 percent, and the broadest measure of unemployment is 12.7 percent, just 4 percent less than its all-time high.
Palm Springs Real estate agent Andy Linsky lends insider information about purchasing a home in the Coachella valley
At Toscana, wellness encompasses more than just fitness. It’s an opportunity for lifelong learning for members to acquire new skills.
Real estate and tourism continue their upswing in Greater Palm Springs, fueling continued local economic recovery, according to experts at the Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference.
DaVina Lara has been named CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors board of directors.
Lennar has reopened homes for sale at Griffin Ranch, once touted by the late talk show host and media mogul, Merv Griffin.
The Palm Springs Mall has once again become a focal point for College of the Desert's campus expansion plans.
Attendance at the 2014 Modernism Week broke the 45,000 mark or an increase of more than 10 percent over 2013, according to event officials.
Palm Springs will be featured on NBC’s "American Dream Builders" March 30 after transforming two mid-century modern homes in the Racquet Club Estate area.
What is modernism? Today, we appreciate and learn from modernism and the modern era with modern-day eyes and a bit of nostalgia.
A growing and diverse group of cyclists at Toscana have taken their adventuresome spirit to book a pair of biking trips to Burgundy, France.
Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio has bought the former Dinah Shore home in the La Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs.
Poolside cocktail parties. Back-lawn croquet. Tennis matches between friends. These are the images conjured when one pictures the perfect Palm Springs home.
Increase In Net Worth Bodes Well For The Coachella Valley
The Frank Sinatra Twin Palms estate takes visitors into the late icon's Palm Springs home built by famed architect E. Stewart Williams.
The Edris House in Palm Springs is both a home and a fitting tribute to its architect, E. Stewart Williams.
Actress Kelly Lynch had a chance to meet the original owner of the Richard Neutra designed Oyler House during filming of a documentary on its history.
Everything modernism from jewelry to furniture to art filled the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.
'Modern on the Market' will give modernists and novices alike an opportunity to check out mid-century modern homes currently on the market Feb. 15.
Frey House II is the second of two personal homes designed and constructed in Palm Springs by legendary architect Albert Frey.
Shea Homes' Trilogy at The Polo Club reveals its newest resort community Feb. 8-9 in La Quinta.
Christopher Thornberg, one of the state's leading economists, believes 2014 will be one of the best growth years in the Coachella Valley in awhile.
From romantic spa experiences to golf events to out of town jaunts, members and homeowners of Toscana Country Club can celebrate the month of love in February.
Designer Christopher Thompson sets the mood of a space with creative lighting concepts.
Even though home prices in the valley have risen 55 percent and distressed sales have fallen to 15 percent from a high of 60 percent, many people worry about this housing market.
Economic experts Esmael Adibi and Christopher Thornberg will present their 2014 economic forecast at Coachella Invest 2014.
Palm Springs real estate agents Michael Stray and John Cyr have decided to throw their own red carpet affair, only their film is a 30-second commercial and the stars are a pair of homes.
Toscana is a whirlwind of activity as members returning for the season can attest to the quick immersion into a host of endeavors.
Built for the golfer who enjoys the best in indoor / outdoor living, this custom contemporary house offers an ultra-private perch at the highest point of Las Cascadas Cove.
A Palm Springs couple says quirky art and furnishings make their house a home
Entertain family and friends at this spacious Rancho Mirage Estate. The 8,818-square-foot property boasts seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in three separate, freestanding structures.
A 1 percent increase in mortgage rates in June and July scared many homebuyers, and generated a growing belief the recovery was over because higher rates were ahead.
From patio bars to pools and spas and everywhere in between. The architecture is authentic, informed by Mediterranean influences and burnished with a distinctly California character.
The sophisticated Moroccan-style Casbah Cove residence in Bighorn Golf Club features an amazing 30-by-40-foot retractable glass ceiling in the center of the house that opens to blue skies and starry nights.
About four years ago, something unexpected happened on the eastern edge of Joshua Tree. Architect Robert Stone began building two houses that recalibrate the notion of what new desert architecture can mean.
The slow housing season has begun in the Coachella Valley — a good time to review the progress of the recovery. Pricewise, it’s doing well.
Toll Brothers and Beazer Homes have acquired 200 Escena Palm Springs home sites, joining two other national homebuilders as new construction continues to show signs of life.
Construction will begin this fall on Vallera Palm Springs, following an agreement between The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with The Rilington Group to build on Tribal trust land in downtown Palm Springs.
Housing continues strong recovery throughout the Coachella Valley. The median price per square foot had risen 23 percent over last year.
Riverside is California’s fourth-largest county, and the Coachella Valley is vital to its steady economic recovery.
California’s Enterprise Zone Program was set up in 1984 to give businesses incentives to locate and hire in depressed areas.
Spread over 640 sun-drenched rolling acres, this community developed by the acclaimed Sunrise Company combines the idyllic charm of Tuscany with the Coachella Valley’s distinctive ‘California casual’ vibe.
John Monahan, who retired after 25 years as a healthcare company executive, has purchased and renovated the building, now called The Five Hundred.
Sunrise Company, which has developed some of the area’s finest country clubs and hotels over its 45 years, strives to bottle that experience.
Renova — a full-service solar power plant builder for homes, businesses, and nonprofits from the Coachella Valley to the Salton Sea — began as Battaglia’s MBA thesis at UC Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center.
Great ideas can be born anywhere, but they come to Greater Palm Springs to thrive. The Coachella Valley Innovation Hub (CViHub) has added a 45,000-square-foot Accelerator Campus and graduated its first class of entrepreneurs, with more in the pipeline.
Home prices in the Coachella Valley are rising, leaving behind the recession, while offering an affordable alternative to Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.
Welcome to Greater Palm Springs, also known as the Coachella Valley, an idyllic destination built on tourism and agriculture, and growing in many other areas.
Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists
Home prices in the first four months of the year continued to surge at double-digit rates. A close look at these large gains reveals an important mechanism driving the housing recovery in the Coachella Valley.
In a wry sign from above and beyond, the City of Palm Springs was baptized by the bucketful the year it was born.
Home prices are higher, but there is concern that the Fed’s Quantitative Easing program might create another price bubble or that rising mortgage rates of the last few months will stop the housing recovery.
In this presentation Market Watch explains in detail the Distress Housing Market Model used to predict the 20% price gain in the Valley’s housing markets in 2012.
The Market Watch seminar on April 26th begins by explaining to us the 8% price gain in the median price per sq. ft. of a Valley home during the first three months of this year.
This oasis dazzles in the center of Los Compadres Equestrian Estates, surrounded by 1.5 miles of French-graveled walking paths.
A personal hot tub on the 17th fairway of one of golf’s finest courses distinguishes this mountaintop mansion on Rocky Creek at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert.
Results for the first quarter of 2013 show the continuation of the strong housing recovery begun last year.
As the Coachella Valley housing recovery continues to evolve, the area’s median price per square foot declined slightly in February. Of the nine desert cities, six grew and three declined.
Amid the flutter of butterfly roofs and other specimens of midcentury modernism in The Mesa neighborhood in Palm Springs, a lone Craftsman home stands out on a grassy flat. The handcrafted property features Brazilian Koa hardwood floors and several low-pitched rooflines, bearing exposed rafters — a signature of the home’s breed and the artisan’s expertise.
Sunnylands Center and Gardens opened, fashioning itself as “Camp David West” — a destination for internationally significant retreats, meetings, and an educational resource for the public.
Spectacular views, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities propelled six of the last year’s greatest home sales
Bob Hope’s iconic Southridge house with the flying-saucer roof — possibly the most pointed-at property in Palm Springs — has come to market with an asking price of $50 million.
People to our east may have the Grand Canyon, Gateway Arch, and Broadway, but they also have intolerant immigration rules, tornadoes, and stressful traffic. People to our west may have Pacific Ocean beaches and Sunset Boulevard, but they also have fog and stressful traffic.
The median price per square foot for the Coachella Valley rose another 4 percent to $135 in January — a three-month increase of 14 percent. Market Watch projects a year-end price of $150, assuming sales pick up in the next few months.
The luxury travel/tour company PS-Uncommon Journeys offers vacation packages and door-to-door service for customers who have the time and means to leisurely travel.