Friday, July 3, 2015

Paradise Palms 1963 Palmer & Krisel Fixer on the Market – Las Vegas, NV

Here’s a bright 1963 Palmer & Krisel home in Las Vegas’ Paradise Palms community that’s relatively new to the market. It’s a 1,215 square-foot three-bedroom, two bathroom home on a 9,100 square-foot lot with an in-ground pool and an asking price of $169,000. The home retains its basic original exterior lines, but has been fairly modified over the years.

The front yard is blank slate, with the exception of three large statement palm trees, and is sited on a corner lot creating the opportunity for this place to really stand out & become a showplace. There’s a garage door on the former carport out front, but it’s a fake – if you look a little closer you’ll see that there’s two air conditioner units on the front of the former carport, along with an entry door next to the phony garage door. The carport was converted to a garage, then converted (without permits) to a separate apartment complete with its own kitchen and bathroom, in about 500 square feet.

Original rendering

Floor plan

The clerestory windows have long disappeared from the front of this west-facing home, as have the front aluminum windows, replaced with differently-sized big-box store mullioned white vinyl windows, along with a steel fan light front door. Interestingly the porch light next to the front door is the same one that has been on the home since 1963, a lone original survivor.

Inside, the home features soaring vaulted ceilings with the living, kitchen and dining areas all oriented towards the rear of the home. The living room features an original light-well soffit, and a gas fireplace box in front of the original wood-burning fireplace. We’re not sure why there’s double fireplaces, perhaps to hold the television, but there’s another fireplace behind that projecting traditional box.  
Living Room


The kitchen has been expanded into the original dining/family room and reconfigured into an ‘L’-shape,  and while all the cabinets are newer, the hangar at the end of the upper cabinets is original to the house. The laundry room has been moved to the backyard, and the former laundry is now part of the secondary bathroom. Also, a portion of the family room has been claimed to create a walk-in closet for the secondary bedroom.  The original master and master bathroom aren’t pictured.

Out back there’s a large in-ground pool and a small covered patio area. The backyard, like the front, is also pretty much a blank slate, with lots of opportunity for personalization. You'll notice the color of the home changes from pink out front to white in the backyard and sides of the home. This home has great lines, and is begging for a restoration or renovation. The price may be slightly high for the existing condition of the home compared to others in the area, but it’s definitely a bargain when compared to the $500,000, 1,200 square-foot Krisels in Palm Springs.
Dining Room
Backyard & pool
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