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February 12, 2010

The Paradise Palms Desert News – Building Community In 1963

“Let’s keep Paradise Palms looking like paradise!!” — a motto worthy of re-embracing! Here’s Volume 2 Number 5, the May 1963 newsletter of Paradise Palms. This is how people networked back in 1963. Today, they’d […]
February 10, 2010

Plan 5 – The Tri – Level In Paradise Palms – A Mid Century Modern Neighborhood In Las Vegas

This one’s for you, Clay. There’s no mistaking the Tri-Level design. They were only built South of Desert Inn, in Paradise Palms– the first Mid Century Modern Neighborhood of Las Vegas. You can’t miss them. There’s about a […]
February 7, 2010

Paradise Palms Was The First Master Planned Community In Las Vegas

Someone – quite wrongfully – suggested that I’m focusing too much attention on Paradise Palms. They asked me why I haven’t done anything on downtown lately….or McNeil or McWhatnot. I’m just very happy to be […]
February 6, 2010

Plan 4 – The Original Sales Brochures For Paradise Palms – The Mid Mod Neighborhood Of Las Vegas

 Both The 4A and The 4B models are easy to spot when you drive around in Paradise Palms. Again, many of the carports have been changed to garages, or living area. There have been many […]
February 3, 2010

afdf Here’s our second installment of the Paradise Palms Desert-News from 1963! Each page is clickable if you want to read it in it’s full sized 8.5×11.  Walter Winchel, Tony Martin (?) and Ray Bolger get nods […]
February 3, 2010

The Paradise Palms Brochures Are The Work Of Architects Palmer And Krisel

Below you’ll find Plan Three of our series on the group of houses in Paradise Palms that were commissioned by Irwin Molasky. They were designed by the famed architectural team of Palmer and Krisel. NOT […]
February 2, 2010

Paradise Palms Original 1963 Sales Brochures – Model # 2

The “Model 2” plan was 1200 sf. I’ve mostly seen it the part of Paradise Palms NORTH of Desert Inn. It was the “starter home” and was base priced (according to the rubber stamp on […]
January 31, 2010

The Paradise Palms Brochures From 1963 – The Most Important Mid Century Modern Housing Tract In Las Vegas

One of the coincidental outcomes of the ReVision House (the deep green retrofit that was done for last weeks International Homebuilders show) was that I got to meet a few of the original Paradise Palms owners […]
November 18, 2009

Demolition Nearly Complete At The Paradise Palms “Green” Makeover

I told you last week about the home in Paradise Palms that’s being greened and re-built for the International Builder’s Show in January. Putting things back together takes much longer than ripping out what you […]
November 12, 2009

Paradise Palms Home To Get Energy Efficient Makeover For International Builders Show

I’ve been talking to them behind the scenes for over a month now. A subsidiary of Dupont, called Building Media is going to do a top to bottom rebuild of a home in Paradise Palms. […]