Exterior, Mid-Century Building Type, and House Building Type The Sandpiper is a group of nine real estate subdivisions (306 homes in total), designed by Krisel and built between 1958 and 1969. Krisel also did all the landscape design for the site.  Search "borrego springs mod houses" from Midcentury Lovers: You Can Thank This Architect for Transforming Palm Springs Into a Modernist Hotbed