House Hunting in Paradise Palms- Las Vegas, Nevada
Paradise Palms debuted in 1962, the brainchild of developer Irwin Molasky. It was Las Vegas’ first master-planned community, a pint-size Palm Springs.
Designed by the renowned California architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel, every one of the neighborhood’s 600 mid-century modern homes is—or once was, before thoughtless remodeling—a space-age objet d’art, a masterpiece of geometric shapes and splashy color.
Paradise Palms is a beautiful part of the city—mature trees, green lawns, homes that look like no others in this Valley. And it’s the center of Midtown—and the seat of any renaissance the area might undergo.
After a downward slide during the suburbanization of the 1990s, Paradise Palms had its first revival in the early 2000s, with young creatives moving to the area, filled with the spirit of infill pioneers and a big appetite for mid-century modern aesthetics. By 2007, a whole mid-mod subculture had taken root there.
Today, there is once again, a new interest in buying and refurbishing the properties to their original design.