The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Paradise Palms 1963 Palmer & Krisel Golf Course Home Meets the 1990s – Las Vegas, NV
Built in 1963 is this expanded Palmer & Krisel-designed
home on the 10th tee box of the Las Vegas National Golf Club in
Paradise Palms. With 1,870 square feet, this tri-level cul-de-sac home features
three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage all on a 10,800 square-foot
lot with an asking price of $184,900.
Original rendering of home
Front of home
The home has had significant alterations inside and out that
took place in the early to mid-1990s that removed much of the original midcentury modernist aesthetics of the property. Outside, the front yard could use a
little attention, with bare ground and deciduous plantings making up most of
the landscape. A tall, white iron fence encloses the front yard and separates
the home from the street. Chunky lace stucco and window pop-outs were added to
the exterior of the home, replacing what would have originally been a smoother
Family room addition
Inside, the living room sits just off the entry. The
signature Krisel modernist floating-wall fireplace has been made more
traditional, with a bench hearth added and tile surround replacing original
mosaics. A small family room has been added adjacent to the living room, sited
on the south side of the home, and kitchen has been expanded into the back
yard, incorporating a bay window breakfast nook overlooking the golf course.
Breakfast nook at rear of home
Kitchen and nook
The kitchen cabinetry was updated at the same time the house
last saw a renovation, and features oak raised-panel cabinetry, older black appliances
and composite counters. While the kitchen isn’t current, it is clean and functional
and can be utilized as-is or updated in time.
Balcony off master bedroom
The three bedrooms are upstairs, with the expanded master at
the rear of the home overlooking the golf course. The master bedroom expansion includes
a private rear east-facing balcony. The remaining two bedrooms are at the front
of the home, and along with the baths, aren’t shown.
Back of home
Backyard golf course views
Covered patio off of breakfast nook
The backyard contains a small covered patio off the kitchen that
was added at the same time as the other renovations to the home were made. The yard
has been carpeted in artificial grass, and provides sweeping eastern golf
While the home has been taken away from its modernist roots,
it’s got great lines and great bones under those pop-outs, and can be enjoyed
as-is or given a modern makeover.