Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lowest Priced Krisel-Designed Sandpiper Condominium – Palm Desert, CA

Happy 4th of July everyone! Here's a special for the holiday  - priced at only $299,900 is this 1964 two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,796 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed condominium unit in Palm Desert’s Sandpiper complex. This unit includes a one-car detached garage and comes with monthly homeowner’s association dues of $650/month. This was once an atrium model, with a private, enclosed atrium off of the entry, which has since been enclosed to tack on additional square-footage.

This flat-roofed model features a striking diamond-pattern shadow block façade and a signature-Krisel raised sun flap roofline. As one enters the home through the original flat-panel double doors, the entryway is immediately greeted by sweeping views of the common area through walls of glass beyond the living and dining rooms. The former atrium space is off of the entry, and still features skylights helping to illuminate what would otherwise be a dark corner, currently tiled with white ceramic tile, and storing a china cabinet and a few chairs.

Living, Dining & Former Atrium Space

Living, Dining & Patio

The combination living and dining rooms offer a raised ceiling (part of that sun flap roofline) with clerestory windows allowing the space to fill with natural light. Sandpiper is known for having great decorative screen block, and this unit doesn’t disappoint. The dining room patio features a floor-to-ceiling ‘cross’ design screen block wall that adds visual interest and texture to the living areas.

The kitchen opens to the dining area while remaining private to the entry and living area, and features original cabinetry in what appears to be great condition, along with white Formica counters and chrome-ringed kitchen sink. The bathrooms also appear to have original laminate counters and cabinetry, along with tub and shower surrounds. All appear to be in great move-in condition.

The bedrooms are generous in size, and share a private balcony lined with more fantastic decorative ‘cross’ screen block. Unfortunately the patio has been caged in with iron bars, which may provide security, but also adds some visual distraction. Overall this is a pretty solid mid-century Krisel unit at a great price, and offers plenty of room for personalization.

Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom

Guest Bathroom

Living/Dining Patio
Check out the Redfin photos here: 72483 El Paseo #1115

Or Zillow here: 72483 El Paseo #1115

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