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December 9, 2008

Let’s Throw A Kegger And Add Some Rooms To The House

I know I already used that line today, but the good news is….The CHEAPEST home in all of Vintage Las Vegas went to contract yesterday. $39,900. I’ve shown it to lots of people, but mostly […]
August 13, 2008

What’s Holding It Up??

I can ask that question about a couple of dozen different things, but for today, the question is about what’s holding up our patio covers and carports and awnings. I’ve been collecting pictures of really […]
August 12, 2008

The Big Chill – Mid Century Modern Appliances

Here’s a little afternoon bonus. Thanks to Will and his sister Joselin (who are under contract on a fun beamed ceiling mid mod foreclosure in Paradise Palms) for the great link. Guess what will be […]
August 8, 2008

Not All Pink Bathrooms Are Pink!

Some have black and white accents! But it’s still the all time favorite among the mid mod lovers and post war housing revivalists. Our favorite mid mod renovation blogger is Pam from RETRO RENOVATION. She’s […]
July 7, 2008

Tricks You Need To Know When Turning On The Utilities When You Buy a Bank Owned Foreclosure Property In Las Vegas

We’ve been way too top heavy in the Urban Living department lately, so it’s time to get back the real estate and the retro homes and the historic neighborhoods. Last Thursday was the inspection on […]
June 25, 2008

How To Screw Up A Tin Ceiling

The occasional screw up series is back with a literal screw up. To avoid embarassing anyone, I’m gathering all of these from the overly abundant bank owned properties that I’m seeing. I vaguely mentioned this […]
June 23, 2008

Shadow Block Is Another Way To Integrate Design Into The Block Walls Of Vintage Las Vegas

In the lecture by Bill Krisel, that we published last week, he mentions shadow block and integrating accent design into the building itself. There’s many marvelous examples all over vintage vegas. “Buildings cast shadows” and they can’t […]
June 2, 2008

A Keg Of Beer, And A Bunch Of Friends Is Not The Best Way To Get A New Roof Installed

I really like dimensional shingle roofs. They add texture and color, and last longer in the desert sun than regular composition shingles. But you do have to FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! That’s why the kegger isn’t […]
May 31, 2008

Some Screw-ups Can Easily Be Fixed And It’s Even Easier To Avoid Them In Your Classic Las Vegas Home

One of the primary goals of VeryVintageVegas is to educate. Not a lot of what they sell at Lowes/Depot is appropriate for the style, design and architecture of the 40’s 50’s and 60’s homes that we promote. […]
May 29, 2008

Screw Ups That Hurt The Value Of A Home

I’ve got more than plenty of pictures of things that people do to their homes that really turn off potential buyers, or that just look wrong, or that are totally out of character for the […]