Pre-Approved Architectural Items

The following items have been pre-approved for installation without prior Board approval. However, door and window replacement still require submission of the Architectural Variance Request Form to notify Management.

For installation, you may hire your own licensed contractor or one recommended by Management. In some cases, a city permit may be required for installation.

Front Doors

Classic models FC-25 (glass design at top) or FC-60 (no glass)

Painting of Front Doors to an approved color may be permitted. This process requires an Architectural Variance Request and must be approved by the Architectural Committee. Information on specific color is available from management.

Screen Doors

Brand/Model: Gatehouse Gibraltar 36-inch Black Steel Security Screen Door, item #62469.

Brand/Model: SafeHome 36-inch Black Steel Security Screen Door, item #546968

and several more decorative models, all available at local hardware stores.

Architectural Issues

In general, owners, renters, and guests are prohibited from making any alterations, additions, or modifications to the exterior portion of any unit or the common area without prior written Board approval. To obtain approval, complete the Architectural Variance Request Form below and submit it to Management.

Architectural Variance Request Form (PDF) 
Architecture and Design Control (from Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) (PDF)

Satellite Dish Installation

Satellite dishes may be placed on a mounting block (supplied by the installer) on the roof only. They may not be screwed into the roof or the side of the building, and must not be visible from the common areas.

Satellite dish installation requests require both Management and Board approval, and a $350 refundable deposit. Please submit the Architectural Variance Request Form and the Satellite Dish Policy/Agreement, and you will be contacted by Management.

See also Rules & Regulations for more information.

New Rules Regarding Patio and Deck Aesthetics

Patios and decks are not to be used for storage, and may be furnished only by typical patio-type furniture, such as tables, chairs, lounges, umbrellas, and barbeques. Patios, decks, and entryways must present a pleasant aesthetic view from the common areas.


These are the sliding windows in bedrooms, dining room, and kitchen. Note that the City of Palm Springs no longer allows aluminum-frame windows.

Preferred brand/style: Milgard Tuscany or Trinsic line. Must be horizontal-sliding, vinyl, retrofit frame with lifetime bronze finish, and dual-glazed, clear, low-E glass.

Available from multiple dealers around the Coachella Valley, including Home Depot and Lowes. 

Balcony Screening

Outdoor sunscreen or shade fabric can be hung from the balcony ceiling to screen out intense sun. Approved colors are tan or beige and dark or dull green.

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