Palm Springs & Desert area Real Estate

Palm Springs Area Real Estate Sales.

RUSSELL HILL, Realtor, HOM-Sotheby's International Realty, 760.902.3121; RussellHillintheDesert.com DRE No 01427657

Friday, June 07, 2013

Moved to the East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area

Dear readers, this is my last post on this Palm Springs real estate blog.  I have moved to the East Bay in the Bay Area.

When you know of anyone looking to sell or buy in the East Bay, I hope you will pass my information along.  Contact me via phone or text at 510.333.8875.

I will remain in contact with many good agents in Palm Springs.  If you would like a referral, please contact me at the number above.

Thanks for your support over the years!

Russell Hill
510.333.8875

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Palm Springs Homes for Sale - Open House - Desert Park Estates, 2825 E San Marino Rd, $289,900.

Open house, Sunday, 4/7/13, 1-3pm.
2825 E San Marino Rd, Desert Park Estates, Palm Springs

Great renovated California ranch home with pool and fantastic mountain views. Listed at $289,900.


  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • 1,256 square feet
  • 10,018 square feet lot
  • pool
  • built in 1979

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121




Listed with Sean & Lisa Casey, HOM | Sotheby's International Realty

Friday, April 05, 2013

Palm Springs Condos For Sale - Open House - Seven Lakes Country Club, 207 Desert Lakes Dr., $449,000

Open House Saturday, 4/6/13, 1-3pm.  207 Desert Lakes Dr., Seven Lakes Country Club

Come see this fantastic renovated mid century modern condo with floor-to-ceiling glass and expansive views.

 

















  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • 2,706 square feet
  • built in 1967
  • $449,000

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121



Listed with Gregg Fletcher, HOM | Sotheby's International Realty

Palm Springs Art Scene - Gallery Opening - Heath Gallery

Heath Gallery, located at 222 Amado Rd in downtown Palm Springs, is celebrating their opening this evening, 4/5/13, from 6-8pm.  Come by and see some great art and enjoy food and drinks.

Heath Gallery


Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Palm Springs Homes For Sale - Racquet Club West - 280 W Cortez Rd., $429,000.

This fantastic Spanish ranch home in Palm Springs' Racquet Club West neighborhood was built it 1938 and retains much of its original architectural charm.  With a modern kitchen, baths, and pool, it's move-in ready!

At 1,108 square feet, it's perfect as a "desert getaway", or for someone looking to downsize without necessarily moving into a condo.

You should see this home for three reasons: charming Spanish ranch architecture, fantastic mountain views, and move-in ready.

You should contact me to represent you for at least three reasons: strategic negotiation, knowledge of the market and neighborhoods, and quality service. Call or text: 760.902.3121



  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • 1,108. square feet
  • 8,712. square foot lot
  • pool/spa
  • rooftop deck

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121





Listed with Ryan Cummings & John Moore, HK Lane Real Estate

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Electric Charging Stations in Palm Springs

Today at 1:00pm the city will be holding a ribbon cutting for new car charging stations in the city.  The event will be held behind city hall, near the dog park.

One of the new stations is located near the library at Sunrise and Ramon.

I'm hoping to attend the ribbon cutting and will update any information here.

The story is HERE




Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121

Friday, March 29, 2013

Palm Springs Condos For Sale - Open House - 70 Lakeview Dr, Seven Lakes Country Club

Come see this fantastic mid century modern condo located in Seven Lakes Country Club. Open house Saturday, 3/30/13, 1-3pm.  70 Lakeview Dr., $275,000. Offered Furnished.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • 1,545 square feet
  • large private patio with mountain views
  • built in 1967

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121



Listed with Fletcher/Sipe Group, HOM | Sotheby's International Realty


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Palm Springs Art Museum - Meet The Museum Party

It's not too late to buy tickets for the eighth annual Meet the Museum Party this Friday, 3/29/13. Your purchase of a ticket also gets you a one year membership to the museum.






Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Palm Springs Homes For Sale - The Mesa - 176 W Crestview Dr., $837,500.

Small is beautiful and this small and comfortable Spanish architecture home located in The Mesa neighborhood is truly lovely.  The small lot is hidden behind a tall hedge for privacy in this neighborhood with many estate-sized properties.  A wide covered veranda runs the length of the front of the home for a pleasant place to enjoy meals alfresco, or a protected place to read the paper.

High-quality finishes are throughout the home with lots of details not often seen in homes of this age. Warm and cozy and with easy indoor-outdoor living.

You should see this home for three reasons: sought-after location adjacent to the mountain, beautifully remodeled with "old world" detail, and separate casita for those needing a separate living or work space.

You should contact me to represent you for at least three reasons: strategic negotiation, knowledge of the market and neighborhood, and quality service. Call or text: 760.902.3121


  • 3 bedrooms (2 in the main house)
  • 3 baths (2 in the main house)
  • 1,610 square feet
  • 9,583 square feet lot
  • built in 1982

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121





Listed with Stephen Ward, Coldwell Banker

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sonora Sunrise Neighborhood Unveils their Neighborhood Marker Sign

Sonora Sunrise (known as Los Compadres in the MLS) is the 30th designated neighborhood group in Palm Springs.  At tonight's annual neighborhood meeting, our new "blade"  - marker - sign was unveiled.  You'll see these signs installed marking the streets in the neighborhood as funding is raised for their purchase.
If you're interested in contributing to funds for the purchase of the signs, which cost $165. each (covers sign and installation), please contact me. 760.902.3121



Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Palm Springs Homes For Sale - Old Las Palmas - 300 W. Merito Pl., $3,595,000.

Designed by Buff and Hensman and built in 1969, this stunning architectural home sits on one and a half acres of private gardens with two pools and a tennis court in Old Las Palmas. The main structure, casita, and pool-house form a courtyard with the pool in the middle of the "U". The main house is flooded with natural light with floor-to-ceiling glass opening west to the pool and east to the half acre lawn. All rooms face the covered "veranda" with direct views to the mountains.

Kitchen and baths are stylishly remodeled.

You should see this beautiful home for three reasons: architecturally significant, estate-like grounds, and  coveted neighborhood.

You should contact me to represent you for at least three reasons: strategic negotiation, knowledge of the market and neighborhood, and quality service.  Call or text: 760.902.3121


  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7.5 baths
  • 5,935 square feet
  • 58,825 square feet lot
  • built in 1969

Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121




Listed with TTK, HK Lane 

  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Palm Springs Art Scene - Out of The Shadows by Alex Koleszar

Archangel Art Collective opens Alex Koleszar's Out of the Shadows show tomorrow, 3/21/13.  The exhibit runs until 4/16/13.

The gallery is located at 1103 North Palm Canyon Dr., in the Uptown, Palm Springs, 760.699.5696

The-Night-of-Ravens-Archangel Collective, Palm Springs



Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rancho Mirage Homes For Sale - Artisan - 5 Ambassador , $1,699,000.

Artisan is located in a coveted area of Rancho Mirage and is a small guard-gated community of luxury desert homes with stylish, contemporary architecture.

This fantastic home has beautiful architectural details that photos here don't capture.  Walls of glass create an environment for indoor-outdoor living.  An outdoor "room" with fireplace and protection from the elements further blur the line between outdoors and indoors.

Beautiful woodwork, stylish tile, spa-like baths, an open floor plan, plus fantastic desert gardens make for a stunning desert residence.

You should see this home for three reasons: coveted location in Rancho Mirage, stunning contemporary architecture, and panoramic mountain views.

You should contact me to represent you for at least three reasons: strategic location, knowledge of the market & neighborhood, and quality service. Call or text: 760.902.3121

  • 4 bedrooms + office or den
  • 4.5 baths
  • 4,785 square feet
  • 17,424 square feet lot
  • built in 2007
Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121





Listed with Lori Ebeling, Coldwell Banker

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Palm Springs Art Museum - Rauschenberg at Gemini - Member's Preview

One of the benefits of membership of the Palm Springs Art Museum is attending pre-openings of artists' exhibitions.

Friday, March 15th is the pre-opening event for Robert Rauschenberg,  5:30pm. If you're not a member I encourage you to do so.  Joining is easy!

From the museum......



From 1967 through 2001, Robert Rauschenberg produced more than 250 different prints at Gemini G.E.L. Rauschenberg transformed what a “print” multiple was, not only in scale, but in how variable one print in a single edition could be from another; in how many physical dimensions it could have; in how many media a single multiple could involve; and in how the viewer could interact with the multiple and make it different. No other artist has pushed the boundaries of “printmaking” as much as Rauschenberg.
The exhibition features 51 artworks plus more than 20 photographs of Rauschenberg at work at Gemini. His most famous prints, print series, and multiples are included such as Booster, the artist’s famous X-ray self-portrait and his first print at Gemini. Monumental lithographs from the Stoned Moon series, based on the American Apollo Moon exploration program are represented. His innovative Cardbird Door prints from his two handmade paper series in the 1970s, as well as his three-dimensional editions PubliconsSling-Shots Litseries, and Borealis Shares series are included.

A number of Rauschenberg’s prints were made with the assistance of Gemini staff in France, India, and China. And several series were inspired by his travels in connection with the internationally groundbreaking Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange that the artist initiated, including the Tibetan Keys and Locks,Samarkand Stitches, and Marrakesh series. The artist often made prints for political or environmental causes, and his lithograph for the first Earth Day in 1970 is included. Finally, a number of prints in the exhibition employ the artist’s photographs of Los Angeles. 

The exhibition features 51 works plus more than 20 photos of Rauschenberg at work at Gemini. An extensive color-illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, and includes an essay by Curator, Jay Belloli, on Rauschenberg’s work at Gemini G.E.L.
 The exhibition was organized by the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
The Palm Springs Art Museum presentation is funded in part by the museum’s Contemporary Art Council, Annette Bloch, and the Terra Foundation for American Art on behalf of board member, Gloria Scoby, with additional support from Barbara and Jerry Keller.



Russell Hill
HOM | Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Palm Springs Condos For Sale - Canyon Estates - 2490 S Madrona Dr, $474,500.

Are you looking for a condo that "lives" like a single family home?  This Canyon Estates condo may fit the bill.  With almost 2600 square feet of living space, plus a large covered patio, an attached two car garage, and an open floor plan flooded with natural light, you won't feel cramped or closed in.  A large kitchen and a separate wet bar near the dining area allow for easy entertaining.

Beautiful finishes include slab granite, tile flooring and shower enclosures, and natural woodwork.  Dual-pane windows help keep the inside comfortable and quiet.

You should see this condo for three reasons: great south-end location, lots of natural light, and remodeled & move-in ready.

You should contact me to represent you for at least three reasons: strategic negotiation, knowledge of the market and neighborhoods, and quality service.  760.902.3121


  • 2 bedrooms + den
  • 2.5 baths
  • 2,593 square feet + large covered patio
  • clerestory windows
  • built in 1971

Russell Hill
HOM-Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121




Listed with Steven Guidry, Windermere


Thursday, March 07, 2013

Palm Springs Condos For Sale - Park Imperial South - 1768 S. Araby Dr., $259,000.

Designed by Barry Berkus, AIA, in 1961, Park Imperial South condos are highly sought after by  aficionados of mid century modern architecture. 

Berkus' folded-plate roof line is visually stunning; inside, the roofline "opens" the space while at the same time keeping it at a human scale. the clerestory windows in each of the triangles provide ample natural light and connects the interior to the outdoors.  This particular unit will need restoration.

There are three reasons you should see this condo: architecturally significantgood location, & an opportunity for a restoration project.

There are at least three reasons you should call me to represent you: strategic negotiationknowledge of the market and neighborhood, and quality customer service. Call or text: 760.902.3121



  • 2 bedrooms + den
  • 2 baths
  • 1546 square feet
  • large patio
  • built in 1961
Russell Hill
HOM - Sotheby's International Realty
760.902.3121




Listed with John Kershaw III, Capitis Real Estate