It was advertised in Palm Springs Life as the "most luxurious, resident-owned apartments offering an exhilarating, carefree way of life…for the most discerning resident."
That was 1964 when Sandcliff Condominiums first came on the market.
Now this treasure is in line to become Palm Springs’ newest midcentury “Historic District” nominee.
The first-ever tour of the property will be offered Feb. 16 during Modernism Week.
The 40-unit Sandcliff community reflects the efforts of its residents to restore its midcentury architectural appeal with "mostly unmodified exteriors, original pool loggias and decorative concrete screen block walls. Units were built in pin-wheel clusters of three to minimize common walls, and offered private patios with optional terrazzo flooring, secluded gated entries with sliding glass front doors, and floor to ceiling walls of glass. Interiors offered sound-proofed walls, sunken tubs and built-in Nutone appliances and sound systems," according to the Modernism Week website.
The original lush landscaping and grass is in the transition of being modified to a more natural desert look. Tour contributions will go toward a Landscape Master Plan that includes less turf and more drought tolerant plants.
Historic Sandciff Home Tour, 1828 S. Barona Road, Palm Springs, Feb. 16. The 2-hour tour is offered at 9 a.m. , 11 a.m. , 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Note: The Preview advertisement (at right) ran in Palm Springs Life in 1960.