Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Paradise Palms Palmer & Krisel Home With Las Vegas History For Sale – Las Vegas, NV

Built in 1963 is this Palmer & Krisel-designed butterfly-roofed home rich with Vegas history for sale. Between 1976 and 1986 this home was owned by Vince Cardell, protégé to Liberace. Cardell released several albums, and often performed duets on stage with Liberace while dressed in matching outfits. Cardell was fictionalized as Billy Leatherman in the film ‘Behind the Candelabra,’ portrayed by actor Cheyenne Jackson. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,785 expanded square feet, a two-car garage and an in-ground pool \ on a 10,400 square-foot lot, the asking price on this piece of Vegas history is $195,000.

The home sits on a large east-facing corner lot with low-maintenance rock landscape along with mature palms. The original two-car carport has been converted to a two-car garage, and a small addition with arched windows sits at the front of the home.

Living and dining room 

Living and dining room 

Dining room and wet bar

Inside the property the kitchen sits just off the entry and has been opened to the rear-facing living and dining rooms. The living room is anchored by a signature Krisel modernist fireplace, sited low to the ground and adjacent to a wall of glass overlooking the west-facing back yard. The dining area sits adjacent to the living area and has had an entertainer’s wet bar with mirrored shelving added to it.

Addition off of kitchen 

Family room/breakfast nook addition off of kitchen 

Kitchen and Laundry

Kitchen at front of home 




Just off the dining area and adjacent to the kitchen is a linear family/breakfast room addition in the location of the former service porch, with a ceiling fan and slightly lower roofline than the rest of the great room. The kitchen features updated cabinetry with light ash and frosted glass door fronts. A combination of stainless steel and white appliances are provided along with laminate counters. The laundry lies in its original location just off the kitchen and adjacent to the former service porch.

Master bedroom suite 

Master bedroom suite

Master bathroom
Master bath tub

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath #1

Guest bath #2

The front two bedrooms have been converted to a large master suite and expanded outwardly towards the front of the home while an added bathroom on the side of the home offers plenty of Vegas glitz. A rounded soaking tub surrounded by mirrors gives this bath the distinct appearance of being worth of any Liberace protégé. The remaining two secondary bedrooms are at the rear of the home are in their original configurations, overlooking the backyard. Of the two remaining secondary baths, one appears to need a bit of finishing work, but still contains its original Krisel sunken bathtub.

Pool and backyard

Pool and back of home

Patio at rear of home 

Out back, a large curvilinear swimming pool sits at the southwest corner of the yard, flanked by mature palms and dark red gravel. A small wood pergola sits off the living room shading a small red-brick patio. The rest of the backyard contains a few mature plantings, but is otherwise a blank slate for those looking to put their stamp on something.

This midcentury modern home is a perfect entertainer’s paradise, and a fantastic piece of Las Vegas history rife with potential and opportunity for one lucky buyer.

Check out the full listing on here: 3237 Seneca Drive

Or here: 3237 Seneca Drive


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