Dulcie Crawford Group Pre Listing Rare Opportunity Mid Century Modern in Central Las Vegas:

Historical Rare 2-Story Home located in Paradise Palm of Old Downtown Las Vegas! Over 1900 sq ft of living space that flows perfectly from the Formal Living and Dining area into the galley Kitchen with a sunny Kitchen Nook. Come see this 1962 built mid-century modern home in the Historical Community of Paradise Palms with lots of original features still intact! Unique Master bedroom, plus two guest bedrooms, and two baths located downstairs with a gameroom upstairs. Nice front curb appeal with gated entry and a large 2 car garage. Located on a big deep lot with privacy, enclosed backyard with swimming pool ( drained & sold “As Is”) and outside patio cover provides Lots of outdoor space for entertaining! This Home has Pergo style and renovated kitchen. Living room features a vaulted ceiling plus a large glass slider with direct access to the rear yard . Kitchen has the original counters and breakfast bar counter. Bathrooms have original sunken bathtub, & sinks. Expanded home with a good sized Entertainment /Game room over the 2 car Garage space. A simple but spacious floor plan, Needs work to make it your Vegas Dream Home! Property is being sold in “As Is” condition. 

Community Overview:

Paradise Palms is a Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada that was home to numerous entertainers, celebrities and notable members of the Las Vegas business and gaming community and is generally regarded as the first master-planned community in Las Vegas.


Paradise Palms began in 1960 by Paradise Development spearheaded by founders Irwin Molasky and Merv Adelson. Groundbreaking was held March 21, 1960, with Molasky, Adelson, Clark County Commissioner Harley Harmon and financier Nathan Adelson present. Paradise Palms helped open up the Paradise Valley to development, bringing sewer, water, power and telephone down Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road. Touted as an $8 million project, Paradise Palms was originally slated for 300 homes, later expanded to 1,000 residences on 720 acres. Homes were envisioned by Molasky to be “designed for a better life, placing a newer and higher standard of living within the reach of the vast majority.” Master planning was done by TME Engineering Services Corporation of Los Angeles, CA who had gained fame planning the communities of Lakewood and Palos Verdes Estates. Curved streets were laid out ending in cul-de-sacs with the intent to “add to the privacy and quiet of every home.” Paradise Palms would go on to win the American Builder magazine award for one of the best planned communities in the United States.

The original models were located off Cayuga Parkway, and made their debut on July 3, 1960, with 77 homes built between 1960 and 1961. Designed by local architect Hugh Taylor, each home was touted to be of “contemporary design for modern desert living.” Starting at $25,000, 3 and 4 bedroom plans were designed with a central hall plan that allowed access to any room without passing through another. Taylor designed each home with a variety of roof lines (shed, flat, gable) and elevations featuring unique decorative block work. Other sides of the Taylor-designed home were finished in a Masonite siding with a light basketweave finish. The interior designs were by world-renowned designer C. Tony Pereira, who took care to ensure that color would be an integral part of the community. Other features of the homes included a fully landscape yard complete with palm tree, optional swimming pools, wall-to-wall wool carpeting, vinyl kitchen flooring, natural wood cabinetry, fireplaces and large sliding glass doors overlooking the terrace and pool areas.

In 1961, Paradise Development hired the architectural firm of Palmer & Krisel fresh from their success building hundreds of successful tract homes for Alexander Homes and other custom projects in Palm Springs, California. According to William Krisel, Molasky was friends with Bob Alexander, and after visiting Racquet Club Road Estates in Palm Springs, borrowed a sales brochure that served as inspiration for the Hugh Taylor-designed plans. The Paradise Palms Model 1 was actually derived from the Palmer & Krisel Racquet Club Road Estates plans, while the Model 2, 3 and 4 were derived from other Palmer & Krisel-designed neighborhoods found throughout southern California, Arizona and Texas. 

On November 3, 1961 the Plan-O-Ramic model home center opened on Dakota Way featuring all Palmer & Krisel-designed homes built by Paradise Homes. Each of the original 9 different model homes were displayed, while a folded plate roofed sales pavilion with playground and lookout tower dubbed “Inspiration Point” sat at the end of Dakota Way, accessed from Desert Inn Road. The pavilion was later removed and replaced by a custom home in 1968. Each of the eight original models used a clever numeric nomenclature system that was derived from the home square footages. Model 1s measure 1150 square feet, Model 2s are 1250 square feet, Model 3s we’re 1300 square feet and so on. With the exception of the Plan-O-Ramic model home center, all Model 1, 2 and 3s are located north of Desert Inn Road, while Models 5, 6, 7 and 8 (and later 11, 12 and 14) were located south of Desert Inn Road. Interior design was also provided by C. Tony Pereira, and models were furnished in both contemporary and provincial styles. At the time of closeout, each model was sold fully furnished.

Central Las Vegas Real Estate:

Living in Central Las Vegas puts you in the heart of one of the most iconic cities in the world. The homes here have a historic charm and played an important role in the creation of this entertainment mainstay.

It’s close to Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV), which forms the backbone of the Vegas creation story. To this day, DTLV continues to offer gaming, cocktails, entertainment and everything that made Vegas “Vegas,” but with a totally different spin than the more modern Strip. Central Las Vegas is equally close to both, so it’s essentially where Old Vegas and New Vegas come together.

Central Las Vegas Amenities:

Las Vegas National Golf Course:

Located within Paradise Palms Master Plan community and built the Las Vegas National Golf Course or usually just called “The National”, the traditional Las Vegas National Golf Club has a rich history. It was designed in 1961 by architect Bert Stamps, and has been used in several Hollywood movies. The classic 18-hole par-71 championship golf course is challenging yet fun for golfers of all skill levels. It features thousands of trees, sand bunkers and water hazards to protect the course’s lush fairways.

The National prides itself on customer service, enjoyable pace of play, and a celebrated golf course that has hosted several LPGA & PGA events including the Tournament of Champions, Sahara Invitational, and the Las Vegas Invitational.

Besides the shopping, dining and entertainment, Central Las Vegas offers plenty of other amenities. The Valley is home to numerous championship golf courses with challenging terrains and breathtaking views of the city. But just within Central Las Vegas, you’ll find three popular golfing facilities: the Las Vegas National Golf Course, the Las Vegas Country Club and the Wynn Golf Club. 

As of December 2023 the green fees are posted at $159.00 weekly for visitors, $64 Monday through Friday, and $69 Saturday through Sunday for Las Vegas Residents. The Golf Course is closed from June 30th to September 29th each year.

Las Vegas Country Club:

The Las Vegas Country Club is a popular residential community for entertainers and the elite. Right in the heart of Las Vegas, it’s the longest standing Country Club in the city, being established in 1967. While many structures in Vegas get demolished to make room for something new, the Las Vegas Country Club has stood the test of time.

The manicured and sprawling course was designed by the legendary Ed Ault, and includes a stunning clubhouse with patio overlooking a park-like setting.

Wynn Golf Club:

The Wynn Golf Club is one of the more expensive courses around, but it offers an exclusive experience Las Vegas Wynn resorts are known for. From lush greens to rushing streams, this 18-hole championship course doesn’t even feel like the desert. It was originally designed in 2005 by legendary golf architect Tom Fazio, and recently redesigned by Tom and his son Logan Fazio.

Built to challenge golfers of every skill level, Wynn Golf Club is a par-70 championship length course with elevation changes previously unheard of on the Las Vegas Strip. It has over 8,000 trees, with many being more than 70 years old and over 60 feet tall.

Paradise Recreation Center:

You don’t have to join a golf club for your fitness needs, because there are lots of other options around, including the Paradise Recreation Center. This rec center offers classes, activities, field trips and clubs for participants of all ages, as well as ball fields, a basketball court, fitness course, children’s playground, large mature shade trees, and a seasonal pool.

Paradise Recreation Center’s fitness room offers a variety of modern equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, free weight machines, dumbbells, and weight resistance machines.

Natural Escapes:

Southern Nevada’s mild desert temperatures mean outdoor recreation is available year-round, and usually quite close. Within a 20-mile radius of Central Las Vegas you’ll find the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County Wetlands Park, Lake Las Vegas and the Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve.

Just a little further afield brings you to the shores of Lake Mead, the Colorado River recreation area, the amazing Hoover Dam (named one of the Seven Industrial Wonders of the World), the 12,000-foot Mount Charleston with its hiking trails and ski slopes, and countless opportunities to encounter sandstone landscapes and red rock mountains. And when you want to fly to your destination, you’re 10 minutes away from Harry Reid International Airport, your gateway to any locale worldwide.

Central Las Vegas is an incredible place to visit, and an even more incredible place to call home. Don’t overlook the options here when considering your next community to live in.

Dulcie is a native Nevadan, born and raised in Las Vegas, and has witnessed the spectacular growth of the Las Vegas Valley first hand. She is a graduate of UNLV’s Hotel & Business Administration College. Previously working in the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Industry for over a Decade, She switched over to working in the Real Estate Industry in 1998, and never looked back. Her love of working with people and assisting them on their options to purchase either their dream home and or an investment property has guided her to a successful career for over 25 years. Dulcie’s personal Knowledge of the Las Vegas Valley ,Henderson & Boulder City Communities, gives her a strong knowledge of the Las Vegas Valley and what’s going on in Real Estate today. Dulcie stays current with local market conditions and continues working to be updated on market trends, legal reforms and financing so she can assist you to make informed decisions. A senior Realtor with Signature Real Estate Group, she has sold 1000’s of homes since 1998. Dulcie has her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), SRES( Seniors Expert) SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosures Specialist), CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) and E-Pro designations that give her the background as an advanced professional in the Real Estate Field. You will be assured a professional experience when buying or selling Real Estate with The Dulcie Crawford Group.

Dulcie’s dedication to her clients and ethical standards has earned her 5 Star Ratings and Premiere Agent Status with Zillow.com real estate portal. You will be assured a professional experience when buying or selling Real Estate with The Dulcie Crawford Group.