It’s a nice bit of change, as Las Vegas Realtors reported, in the median retail price of single-family homes that have been here over the past month.
We took this $ 363,000 nest egg for a tour of the valley to see what it could buy and we found a fascinating variety.
To start with, we found that $ 359,000 – $ 4,000 less than the median – could buy a piece of history in the form of a house on 1606 Pawnee Drive in the Paradise Palms neighborhood of Las Vegas, designed by architect Hugh E. Taylor , a notable practitioner of mid-century modern design.
Taylor’s work in southern Nevada was varied. He designed bespoke homes for the famous and well-heeled, including Antonio Morelli, Music Director in the Copa Room at Hotel Sands from 1954 to 1972. Morelli’s home, originally located in Desert Inn Estates and restored by the Las Vegas Junior League, is located located on Bridger Avenue in downtown Las Vegas today.
Taylor also designed the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino, as well as other projects such as the Sunrise Hospital and Showboat Bowling Alley. And in homes like 1606 Pawnee Drive and other neighborhoods, he designed homes for ordinary people as well.
Taylor’s career lasted from 1946 to 1989, and he worked in Los Angeles before moving to Las Vegas in 1951, according to the Nevada Preservation Foundation, which manages Taylor’s archives. He passed away in 2015.
Cynthia Ammerman, the foundation’s executive director, called Taylor “a specialist in everyday functionality. The open floor plans allow each resident to create their own experience over time based on their lifestyle and imitate the openness of the desert – the essence of modernity that connects nature with everyday life. “
The single-story, 1,520-square-foot (1,520-square-foot) property on 1606 Pawnee Drive was built in 1961 and has features of mid-century modern design such as horizontal lines, an airy layout that makes use of natural light, a large yard, and a two-car carport. It sits on a 9,148 square foot corner lot and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a large dining room off the kitchen.
Additional amenities include granite kitchen countertops and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.
Jason Delk, agent at Bella Vegas Homes Realty, said there is a pending sale and that 11 offers have been received in the two months the property has been listed for sale.
Potential buyers of such homes are typically familiar with the homes’ background and architectural significance, Delk said. “Nobody compares (a home in) Summerlin to that.”
In north Las Vegas, $ 365,555 would cover the price of a 2,311-square-foot home at 5720 Deer Brush Court.
The four bedroom, three bathroom home has a work area on the ground floor and a three car garage. There is a gas fireplace in the family room and an open kitchen with granite countertops.
The two story home on a 5,227 square foot lot was built in 2002.
If you’re looking to live more in Henderson, a three-bedroom, two-bath home on 328 Templeton Drive is available for $ 2,000, above the $ 365,000 average.
The 1,509-square-foot single-story home sits on 6,098-square-foot lot and features a masonry gas fireplace and two-car garage. Built in 1989, it has new vinyl floors and new carpets throughout the house.
A home on 1945 Ardilea St. in Summerlin West sold for $ 360,000 on Monday. The two bedroom, three bathroom home has an area of 1,693 square feet and was built in 2009. It includes a cave that can be used as a casita and a courtyard style entrance.
Moving northwest, $ 365,000 – just $ 2,000 north of that mid-bankroll of $ 363,000 – would cover the price of a 1,932-square-foot home at 9137 Dorrell Lane in the Centennial Hills area.
Built in 2005, the three bedroom, two bath home has tile floors and desert landscapes.
Future prospective residents of southwest Las Vegas might finally consider paying $ 365,000 for a 1,855-square-foot home on 6689 Virtuoso Court.
Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms and three baths, laminate flooring, upgraded kitchen cabinets, a granite counter, stainless steel appliances, and a home theater with wired speakers throughout the house.
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