Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Palmer & Krisel Modernist Home For Sale in Paradise Palms – Las Vegas, NV

Located in northern Paradise Palms is this 1,215 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed home built by Paradise Homes in 1962. Situated on an 8,700 square-foot lot, this home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one-car garage with an asking price of $154,900.

This is the Paradise Palms Model 2, which originally would have included a two-car carport and features the kitchen, living and dining rooms along the north side of the home, while the remaining three bedrooms are located on the sun-filled south side of the home.

Original floorplan and Krisel rendering

The front of the home retains essentially the original Krisel lines of the home, with the front gate adjacent to the garage door leading visitors through a small courtyard to the front door on the south wall of the home. The master bedroom and bathroom is just off the entry sited at the front of the home. The master bathroom still features the original cream-colored marble vanity and white American standard sink, while the master bedroom features its original signature Krisel four-pane floor-to-ceiling window and obscured glass clerestories.

Entry Hall

Master Bedroom - Heavy drapes cover floor-to-ceiling windows , clerestories let in lots of natural light

The living room shows somewhat cluttered, due to the scale of furniture in the room, but features walls of glass overlooking the backyard patio area. The modernist Krisel full wall fireplace and hearth occupies the west wall of the living room, serving as an anchor for the space and slightly obscured by the added mantle and arched fireplace screen. The original lighting soffit spans the full length of the living room and adds a sense of depth and height to the room.

Living Room

Living Room & soffit
The kitchen sits at the center of the home and features mostly original cabinetry, including original floating cabinets above the cooktop, and has updated appliances. The family room has been converted into a large dinette with a large built-in diner-style booth. The secondary bedrooms share a jack-and-jill style bathroom, and like the master bath still features the original cream-colored marble vanity and white American Standard sink.

Dinette in original Family Room
The original carport out front has been converted to a low-ceilinged single-car garage, but with a little retrofitting would look sharp with a full-width Clopay opaque glass and aluminum garage door, or restored back to the original open carport. The front yard has been fenced in with a hefty block and metal bar-style fence, and removal of this fence and restoring the intended open appearance of the front yard will create less division between home and street, spatially opening up the yard and allowing for a suiting modernist makeover. Imagine how great that yard would look with an architectural Palm Springs-style xeriscape.

There’s a large covered patio off of the family room, which overlooks the wide north-facing side yard. The remainder of the backyard is grassy with an assortment of fruit trees and vines. The current asking price of $154,900 seems somewhat on the high side for the area; however, when compared against the $400K+ other 1,200 and 1,300 square-foot Palmer & Krisels in southern California this home definitely seems like a bargain waiting for that fitting midcentury makeover.

Check out Redfin for more photos here: 3200 Gaucho Drive

Or Zillow here: 3200 Gaucho Drive

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