Aladdin condominiums

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

Guy Dreier architecture

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

Pool view of the Gucci house

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

howard lapham

Living Large

The Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs is not known for having estate-size homes. Modernist architect Howard Lapham had other ideas.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate

It’s safe to say that architect Howard Lapham, who moved to the desert in 1954, was someone who thought big. Among his projects were a large home in Rancho Mirage for Hyatt von Dehn, founder of the Hyatt House hotel chain, and the 11,000-square-foot Cook residence in Thunderbird Heights. The latter is better known today as the home of interior