• A 1966 Rat Pack time capsule house in Vintage Las Vegas

    9 "Moe's in a row", I think

    9 "Moe's in a row", I believe

    Oh my goodness, some of the features in this 1966 Las Vegas time capsule are just exquisite.

    The house is a little older than those I usually feature. But I couldn’t resist. The more immersed I become in designs of the 1946-1966 era (where I draw the lines around “postwar”), the more I also find myself tip-toeing into the late 60s and yes, early 70s. It’s all so much fun.

    Love this house!

    Love the doors!

    Love the door handles!

    Love the door bell!

    Love love love the bathroom with its metallic wallpaper. I want my hair to go grey…then white…then blue in this bathroom mirror!

    And did I mention the pool? Has anyone done definitive research – does Las Vegas have THE GREATEST mid mod houses in the nation?

    Uncle Jack LeVine is a realtor who runs the Vintage Las Vegas blog, which I read every day. Yes, Jack, I really do! This is his listing. $495,000. Click here to see the online sales brochure. Thanks, Uncle Jack!

     

     

     

     

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    Comments

    1. Hi Pam!
      GREAT time capsule house.

      Did you notice Rejuvenation has that same doorbell for sale in their antique porch hardware section? Here’s the link:
      http://www.rejuvenation.com/templates/selection.phtml?antiquehardware=1067

      We’ve emailed a little back and forth, but I’m finally logged in so I can comment now. ;)

      Emily in Austin

    2. Oh my stars and garters. The blue/green can-can lights make me ache. I NEED THEM. Love the vivid blue/greens in the 60s. Bathroom wallpaper: must rendezvous. I want to wear it.
      The doorbell is cute/stunning, but I want to give someone like, 40 bucks for it. I will not give Rejuvenation 200 bones unless the exchange is 20 peg doorknobs and a general apology.

    3. Courtney,

      Keep your eye out on eBay; I’ve seen three of these same Nutone vintage door chimes come up for auction in the past three weeks or so—and none of them sold for over $20.

      Right now there’s a similar one, a Sears woodgrain style, on eBay stores for around $25.

    4. Hello, if you are looking for a mod doorbell, check out ElectraChime.com. They have period correct long bell door chimes that are perfect for a doorbell nook or a plain wall. Several styles would be perfect for a mid-century house.

    5. sablemable says:

      Wow! What a house! Grooovy!
      Thanks, NancyPalmSprings for the website. I do need a period correct door bell chime.

    6. oh my goodness… just found your website when looking for info on poured floors, and i am going crazy. this house in particular reminds me of one a friend of mine sold last year in winnipeg – it was absolutely mint, with more flocked wallpaper and more ornate doorhandles than mere words could ever do justice. will have to see if i can dig up some pictures to send you.

    7. Are there any more pictures of this place avaliable? God, I just NEED to see every room and every angle!!

    8. I have that same doorbell in the house I just bought! I would consider selling it if I could get that much out of it for sure!
      The house also came with a 60s Frigidaire stove that I need to sell, still works. But don’t know how much it’d be worth.
      And also a Montgomery Ward metal kitchen (double) sink cabinet with two drain boards on both sides, probably about 5ft long. Need to sell that too! Anyone know how much that’d be worth?

    9. I WANT this house! It’s gorgeous!

    10. Shelly in PHX says:

      Given its development trajectory, Vegas no doubt has some fab mid-mod(ern) housing action, but I would think Palm Springs or Phoenix could give it a serious run for the money! (if there’s a pun in there, it’s purely unintentional, ha)

    11. Um, gorgeousness. I am now officially obsessed with that bathroom tile.

      FYI – if anyone’s interested, I have an entire box (like 5-6 large-ass rolls – like huge) of wallpaper almost identical to the one in that bathroom. Might actually be the same, but I’d have to look at the pic up close. Haven’t listed it on my Etsy store yet because I am too busy with other projects, but it’s on my to-do list for this week (thanks to Pam’s great influence and Monday check-in’s!)…but I will take an email offer if anyone is truly interested with a discount for me not having to post it. :)

      Still, anyone know where I can get that kind of tile for my bathroom? The one that’s in the tub? OBSESSED!!!

      Charlotte

      • Oh Lord – How much? I doubt I have the money but I am trying to find either the quintessential gold veigned mirror tiles – or THIS wallpaper – for my dark interior hallway.

    12. charlotte says:

      P.S. Any bathroom with a phone is a bathroom I want to have. Ha!

      • Yeah, LOL I noticed that – and Louis CK tirade started scrolling through my head (Everything is amazing, and nobody’s happy)

    13. I really want some of those Moe’s pendant lights for my kitchen. I have the large blue and green single in my dining room.

    14. Now that’s what I call a house! The door handle is delicious!

    15. So happy to see my house featured! We bought it a few months ago as a foreclosure (!) … and thank goodness that all is still intact. The only thing missing was the Moe lamps but we had a surprise visitor yesterday … one of the former owners dropped them off along with all the original blueprints and renderings! And he wouldn’t take a dime for them ….

      In brief, it was designed in 1958 by architects Walter Zick & Sharp. It’s one of twelve identified residences in Vegas they designed, but their public buildings are better known … The Dunes, The Mint, Plaza Hotel (downtown Vegas), and a host of other iconic mid-century modern casinos/buildings in Vegas. The house wasn’t constructed until 1966 but the plans didn’t change much.

    16. With original plans and fixtures, you should try to get the place listed–possibly eligible now, definitely eligible when it turns 50. Can be a big help when it is time to replace the furnace or fix the stucco and pool, if Nevada offers tax credits for residential construction (Fed doesn’t).

    17. This is such a fantastic house. It’d be great if the new owners would allow you to post more pictures.

    18. Very Hip, Pallie! Now, let’s go have a scotch and soda.

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