Sandcliff GRANT

Sandcliff is one of the finest, and most intact, examples of a midcentury “lifestyle” condominium complex in Palm Springs. Condominium units sold in 1964 for $35,800 each. A vintage advertisement for the complex effused that the “luxurious, resident-owned apartments offer an exhilarating carefree way of life for holiday retreat or prolonged residence.” The condominium complex also features exuberant use of concrete screen block.

On May 7, 2014 PSPF sent a letter to the Sandcliff HOA informing them of the PSPF board’s approval of $2,500 in matching funds. In the letter PSPF president Erik Rosenow stated that, “We [PSPF] would like to commend you for your commitment to the cause of historic preservation and neighborhood pride.”

At the May 2014 PSPF board meeting the decision was made to provide matching funds up to $2,500 to be “expended on items such as sign permitting, design, construction, architectural landscaping and lighting, etc.”

On April 29, 2014 the Sandcliff homeowners association (HOA) requested a grant from the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation for the design and construction of a neighborhood entry sign (i.e., a “monument sign”) for the Sandcliff condominium complex.

Courtesy John Lewis Marshall
Courtesy John Lewis Marshall