THE Sandpiper Empress

Located in upscale Palm Desert, walking distance to the restaurants & shops on El Paseo & just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, “Sandpiper Empress” is an inviting & comfortable true mid-century modern masterpiece with a hint of Hollywood glamour & all the modern conveniences.

Remember what life all is about, as you splash you tension away in the pool or private hot tub & then wrap up in a towel and sit by the patio fire table. Enjoy the 85” TV and both vintage & modern HI Fi sound systems as you whip up craft cocktails at the bar, or a meal in the well-equipped kitchen. A great place to rekindle your romance or just get back in touch with your inner self while you look at the stars. High-speed connectivity to the outside world if, you must.

SQ FT Living Space


  • 3 Bedrooms with King or CA King Beds
  • Each bedroom has it’s own 3/4 bath
  • Secure Garage
  • Private Spa
  • Access to the community pool, putting green & shuffleboard court
  • Wireless High-Speed Internet
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • Dining for Seating for 6
  • Natural Gas Barbeque
  • Bed Linens & Towels Included
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Vintage Audiophile Stereo Systems
  • Three 4K Televisions, including 85″ In Living Room

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Desert Crossing Shopping Center

Westfield Palm Desert

Town Center Square

The Shops on El Paseo

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

Living Desert Zoo


Day Trip to Idyllwild

Day Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

Ritz Carlton Outdoor Bar



Wally’s Desert Turtle

Purple Room

Sandfish Sushi

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resorts

SilverRock Resort

PGA West Golf Course

Indian Wells Golf Resort







This home, 1010 Sandpiper, prominently features breeze block throughout. The name for the particular breeze block pattern used in this home is “Empress”. It was, and continues to be, one of the most popular patterns of concrete breeze block and has been used extensively in both commercial and residential architecture.

One of the classic examples of Empress breeze block is the United States Embassy in Delhi, India.

In fact, our courtyard design was inspired by the interior courtyard water feature of this Embassy.

The name “Sandpiper Empress” is our reference to the regal elegance this pattern and material have brought to architecture in hot, intensely sunny environments such as our southern California desert. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

If you look around the Sandpiper community you will see quite a variety of both breeze block (the perforated concrete patterned block) and also shadow wall block, the solid dimensional blocks that are used to contrast with the plain and breeze blocks.

Breeze block is so named because it allows the breeze to pass through. Shadow wall is named for the interesting patterns of shadows it creates throughout the day, as the sun’s angle changes.

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