Tuesday, June 19, 2007

And I thought mine was big

My Organ Pipe and Old Man cactii, that is. We found these over in Paradise Palms in one of the three often ignored cul-de-sacs that run south off of Desert Inn. They're called Yuma, Aztec, and Ayita Circles. The corner houses have gone commercial, since they side up to Desert Inn, and the end houses back onto the golf courses.

One of the reasons they're ignored is that they have a little more street noise than anything else in Paradise Palms which tends to be very quiet due to to the overwide streets and big trees, large lots and the golf course.

In fact, on Yuma Circle, where I found the extremely tall cactii, I also found 2 homes (I think) with so much greenery that it's hard to believe there's a house hiding behind them. The view is much better on the back side since they have golf course frontage.
The reason I got to Yuma Circle today was to look at a classic "Palmer and Kessel" folded roof mid-mod that came on the market. Carol McLeod from Horizon properties has given me permission to tell about it, and tomorrow it will be one of our featured properties. I needed to see it because somewhere in someone's "uninformed" past, the carport was closed in with concrete block to create a fortress prison look to the once impressive Mid-Mod. I had to see if it could be restored to it's former glory. And the good news is....THAT IT CAN! The bones and angles and fireplace and kitchen are well preserved, the views and view deck are great, and all that really needs to be done is to get the carport back to the way it was meant to be. Interior photos will be up tomorrow in the featured homes.
All that and I was only on one cul-de-sac! Who says there's nothing to talk about in Vintage Vegas? Not me!

1 comment:

modestjane said...

Hello. I'm a new reader of your blog and I love it! I found you in Vurb magazine and drove through one of the vintage neighborhoods. I love vintage especially vintage Vegas since a lot of our history isn't saved. Keep up the good work and thanks!