Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Paradise Palms Fixer With Pool For Sale – Las Vegas, NV

New to the market is this 1963 Palmer & Krisel-designed home built by Paradise Homes in Paradise Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. This home has been expanded over time from approximately 1,350 original square feet to 1,820 square feet with two separate additions and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, an (empty) in-ground pool and sits on a 10,800 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $205,000.

Front of home

The home sits on a large corner lot with north-south orientation.  The home maintains its well-worn original exterior lines, and original checkerboard blockwork is still intact on the two-car carport. The front yard consists of worn earth, parking strips and a mature eucalyptus tree and palms. An undulating scored midcentury concrete block wall separates the corner side yard from the backyard, and board and batten siding matching that found originally on the exterior of the home conceals an addition off of the master bedroom.

Original rendering and floor plan 

Inside the home, the living and dining rooms sit at the rear of the home, while the expanded master bedroom and kitchen sit towards the front. A second addition on the rear of the home provides an additional separated family room with fireplace.

Dining room 

The kitchen features cabinetry that appears to be near-original, mixed with a variety of black and white appliances. The form has been modified slightly from original, with the doorway between the entry and kitchen being sealed off and the floating counter between the kitchen and dining room being removed.  The original clerestory windows appear to have been drywalled over on the inside, and simply painted over on the outside, making restoration a great possibility. The room is fully open to the rear-facing dining room which overlooks the backyard and swimming pool through floor-to-ceiling windows and clerestories.

Living room 

Family room addition

The living room is open to the dining room, and is anchored by Krisel’s signature modernist fireplace. The original blockwork has at some point over the years been recovered in stonework, and luckily still retains its distinct linear form. The family room addition sits off the living room, entered through the former sliding glass door opening, and contains a second stone-covered fireplace.

Master bedroom 

The master bedrooms sits off the entry hall, and maintains its original uncovered clerestories and original vaulted ceilings. A wide, flat-roofed addition sits off the master bedroom accessed through an arched opening, and a wall-mounted air conditioner sits midway on the southern wall of the room.

Hallway and built-ins

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

The secondary bedrooms are split from the master, and both rooms appear to be in their original configurations. There are no photos provided of the neither bathrooms, nor are there any of the backyard, but Google Maps tells us that there’s a decent-sized curvilinear swimming pool in the north-facing backyard. The backyard has less living landscape than the front yard, and appears to be a blank slate.

This home offers an incredible opportunity for those looking to put their own stamp on a midcentury renovation or restoration project, and holds unlimited potential for those with vision.

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