Palm Springs

Found 17 blog entries about Palm Springs.

Taking a break from those Thanksgiving leftovers? We’ve got you covered. Sit back, relax and indulge in The Agency’s November Hotlist—it’s heavy on the headlines and easy on the waistline.

5107 TURTLE TAIL  “When you mix stunning beaches with one of the lowest rainfall averages in the Caribbean, and add in easy access from metropolitan hubs such as New York City and Miami, Turks & Caicos checks off all of the right boxes,” touts Forbes. And when it comes to the islands, nothing compares to Gansevoort Villas, a secret hideaway that offers the perks of a private villa with the unrivaled amenities and services of a luxury hotel. Get the lowdown on Forbes.

MAISON ROGER  This month, Beverly Hills Magazine shined a spotlight on 90210’s hottest

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With the 2018 PGA Tour currently underway, we’ve got golf on our minds. From a serene Santa Monica compound with a picture-perfect putting green to a prestigious estate on the exclusive Bel Air Country Club golf course, these eight exceptional residences boast the perfect amenities for practicing your swing—so next year, you can hit the links with the pros.


Tucked away in Santa Monica’s coveted Rustic Canyon, this spectacular architectural compound, represented by Cindy Ambuehl and Blair Chang, was designed by Frank Gehry in 1978 and stunningly reimagined by Mark Mack. The perfect marriage of architectural prowess and warm, sophisticated design, the two contemporary structures form a one-of-a-kind,

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No longer “the other desert city,” Rancho Mirage has blossomed into a coveted, architecturally significant neighborhood favored by celebrities, politicians and modernist enthusiasts alike.

Thanks in part to the creation of the now legendary Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country Clubs in the 1950s, what was once a barren expanse of scattered ranches and pre-war homes in the desert east of Palm Springs is now one of California’s toniest neighborhoods. It was here, in Rancho Mirage, where the trend of building luxury homes on fairways was born, inspiring the rich and famous to embrace a new style of desert living. The clubs became an "oasis of influence," with the who’s who of Hollywood—including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Lucille

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced its top 11 residential projects for 2018, and The Agency is proud to announce that Linea Residence G, one of 14 luxurious, minimalist architectural estates in the heart of Palm Springs, was the recipient of the institute’s prestigious 2018 Best in Housing National Award.

Represented by Rich Nolan, Managing Director of The Agency’s Palm Springs office, the project is a stunning collaboration between designer Andrew Adler and architect Anthony Poon. Boasting striking, head-on west and south-facing mountain range views, the artistic composition of all-white residences emphasizes expanse, proportion, light, and a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. Inspired by history’s sculptors and Bauhaus

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Coachella 2018 may be drawing to a close, but things are just starting to heat up in the desert—and Stagecoach is right around the corner! With its warm, sunny days and balmy nights, spring brings some of the year’s best weather to the desert, along with a vibrant display of wildflowers and cacti in full bloom. From Rancho Mirage to Palm Desert, we’ve rounded up five homes perfect for relaxing, entertaining, and festival-going in style.


Tucked away in Palm Desert’s exclusive Bighorn Country Club, this magnificent contemporary residence was built for legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub. Represented by Richard Bartholomew, David Findley and Mauricio Umansky and designed by architect Guy Drier, its

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Modernism Week, the much-anticipated annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture, kicks off February 15th in Palm Springs. This year’s festival, sponsored by The Agency, features an eclectic lineup of events hosted throughout the modernist design mecca.

More than 350 events, including signature home tours, films, lectures and nightly parties held during the ten-day festival, are envisioned to celebrate and foster an appreciation for the iconic design movement and encourage education, preservation and sustainable modern living.

Among the event’s diverse and dynamic programming is the debut of The Steel & Glass House 2018. The last home Donald Wexler ever designed, the striking residence will be open as

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It’s no secret our agents represent some of the world’s most exceptional luxury homes, but among the sweeping views and lust-worthy living spaces are architecturally significant properties that will take your breath away. From Los Angeles to Phoenix, here’s a look at five standout properties with exceptional architectural prowess.


Designed to blend with the curves of the surrounding desert mountain, this iconic masterpiece is known as the “Norman Lykes Home” after its original owners. It’s the last residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of only fourteen circular homes by the master architect. Represented by Roxanne Johnson, Jack Luciano and Raul Siqueiros, the home’s overlapping concentric circles

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From our six-year anniversary party at a historic estate in Encino to a glitzy masquerade ball at Mr. C Residences in Beverly Hills, The Agency had plenty to celebrate in 2017. With the New Year upon us, we thought we’d take a look back over our favorite events of the year and toast to all the good times had.

THE AGENCY’S 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY → Our six-year anniversary and annual Labor Day party was one for the books. Agents, family and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose on the grounds of a historic estate in Encino for a classic Southern-style picnic, complete with barbeque, mint juleps and old fashioned lawn games—the perfect send off to summer and celebration of another year of growth and innovation in real estate.

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The holidays are fast approaching—which means it’s time to get shopping! This year, we touched base with agents across our various office locations to get the inside scoop on the best shopping in each region. From Beverly Hills to Punta de Mita, you’re sure to find that perfect something for every special someone on your holiday list. And if you’re in the area, don’t forget to drop by The Agency and say hello!


When it comes to holiday shopping in Beverly Hills, it doesn’t get more classic than Gearys on Rodeo Drive. From fine jewelry and designer watches to luxe dinnerware and posh home goods,  the neighborhood mainstay is a go-to for Beverly Hills locals in need of a little something with a major wow-factor. Got a jetsetter on

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As we approach the final month of 2018, we’re taking a look back at the properties and personalities that made headlines in November.

Craig Knizek → Having found his way to real estate after a storied career in film and TV, Craig tells Locale Magazine, “I learned that I had to work harder than anyone else, and to understand the creative temperament of artists, which is similar to understanding the sensitive mentality of a home buyer/seller.” Profiled in the November issue, Craig dishes on his background in Hollywood and the state of L.A. real estate.

Mike Leipart → “Any time you have a lot of something, it’s hard to create urgency… Each phase should have something to drive traffic, and be a small representation of the building itself.” The

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