Saturday, May 16, 2015

1959 Sandpiper Condominium For Sale – Palm Desert, CA

 Just off of Highway 111 in Palm Desert, California sits the spectacular mid-mod haven of Sandpiper Condominiums, designed by Palmer & Krisel Architects. The Palm Desert Sandpiper Complex consists of 136 buildings clustered in groups of 8 centered around 17 individual swimming pools. Prices for the complex start off in the low $200s and jump upwards from there depending on unit size.

Todays featured Krisel is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1,040 square-foot condominium built in 1959, with the lowest asking price in Sandpiper, $224,900 and monthly HOA dues of $360. Sandpiper features a great collection of mid-century  shadow and screen block, and this unit doesn’t disappoint, with great examples both in and out.

The living room wall features some angled shadow block, augmented by high wall of glass looking out onto the pool area. These units were designed so that no one unit looks directly onto another, maximizing individual privacy. The original kitchen is uniquely curved and designed for efficiency and show – there’s no bulky full-size fridge here either; all food get stored in a compact under the counter model. Luckily there’s a grocery store within walking distance, right across the street.

The bathrooms are original, feature signature Krisel compact sinks and vanities- both sinks are an eye-popping mod-yellow, with one sink surrounded by white formica counters and the other in matching yellow. Medicine cabinets and mirrors are also original, and luckily well-preserved. Ceilings are also signature Krisel open-beamed, visually extending outdoors to the covered patio.
Outside there’s both a private and public patio, situated under Krisel’s trademark sunflap. The washer and dryer are both outside on the patio, but in this climate of sun, warmth and leisure it’s not a huge inconvenience. This is a great second home, or an affordable piece of mid-mod heaven in the epicenter of modernism.

Check out the Redfin pics here: 121 Sandpiper Street

Or Zillow here: 121 Sandpiper Street

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