Tom Bashe is an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Residential, a full service Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Residential Real Estate Sales in Southern California. He began his career in real estate prior to graduating high school and was a licensed real estate agent before he received his high school diploma. In 2006, at the ripe old age of 21, Tom became one of the youngest Real Estate Brokers in the industry. In the 11 years since, his team has successfully sold hundreds of properties ranging in price from just over $50,000 to just under $5,000,000. He specializes in selling Single Family dwellings, condos, townhomes, multifamily dwellings, land and estates.
Racquet Club East is a highly desired community because of its design and affordability. This Palm Springs neighborhood is one of the more economical areas and residents love the mid-century modern architecture of these homes.
For a reasonable price, potential homeowners can find a place between 1,000 and 1,400 square feet. Many of these beautiful historic homes were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s and in recent years they’ve been restored to their original glory. The community of Racquet Club Estates is well known all over the world for its architectural designs by William Krisel, Jack Meiselman, and Donald Wexler. Their work uses open floor plans to help rooms flow for easy indoor-outdoor living. These mid-century modern structures make use of clerestory windows, tall walls of glass, and wafer thin roof lines.
Many homes have been updated and amenities include private pools, low maintenance landscape, quaint bedrooms, and renovated bathrooms. The remodeled kitchens can feature hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances. You’ll also find that many of the homes offer unobstructed views of the mountains.
Racquet Club East is just minutes from the activities of downtown Palm Springs and the fashionable design district. Residents and visitors enjoy upscale shopping, world-class restaurants, museums, tennis, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There are over 100 golf courses in this area and around 150 hotel accommodations.
The city’s economy relies heavily on tourism and sees over a million visitors a year. Attractions to see include: the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens; the Palm Springs Air Museum; and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The tramway is the biggest in the world of its kind and takes people up to the San Jacinto State park wilderness via a route that rises 8,500 feet over the valley floor. At the top you’ll find a gift store, snack bar, and restaurant.
980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0119
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