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Old 09-10-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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I would like to see more modern looking homes
Blue Heron builds desert contemporary style homes. Christopher Homes (http://www.christopherhomes.com/neighborhoods/boulderridge/index.html - broken link) took a good shot at it, but both Blue Heron and Christopher are priced in the stratosphere and have suffered due to the economy.

Ryland has built some at a lower price point, but I think they look more like tenements. They should have named this neighborhood Little Beiruit.

Every builder that has attempted to build affordable to mid-tier contemporary homes with stucco systems are just "off." Its good in theory, but the execution just hasn't been there. There is a smattering of neighborhoods in south central las vegas (Central Park) and a few in Summerlin, but they suffer from the same design flaws. I wish we saw something with the use of copper or faux Verdigris as accents, poured in place concrete, etc.

Palm Valley Estates is an established neighborhood in Green Valley that features rather large homes, built in 1988, that has the smooth stucco look. Its a rather sterile looking neighborhood but they were designed by Richard Luke, one of our better residential designers.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Such as???
Frank's pad in Palm Springs, Daddio. To DIE for.
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate - Luxury Villa in Palm Springs, California (http://www.beaumondevillas.com/california/palm-springs/twin-palms/ - broken link)
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Frank's pad in Palm Springs, Daddio. To DIE for.
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate - Luxury Villa in Palm Springs, California (http://www.beaumondevillas.com/california/palm-springs/twin-palms/ - broken link)
Modern? Built in 1947. That's called mid-century modern I do believe, and there are a lot of those in Las Vegas, but I don't think anyone builds in that old style anymore. I agree that some of them are really nice. You should go downtown and see the Morelli House sometime. Las Vegas: Where Vintage Is Modern : Living Las Vegas

Lots of commercial buildings in that style are still in use around town too. Check out this video: Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas Architecture (unofficial) on Vimeo
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Frank's pad in Palm Springs, Daddio. To DIE for.
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate - Luxury Villa in Palm Springs, California (http://www.beaumondevillas.com/california/palm-springs/twin-palms/ - broken link)
he he he Daddio????
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas
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Default Modern Homes

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Such as???
Simple, just check out an architecture book that has modern designs in it, or shall I recommend one??
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas
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Blue Heron builds desert contemporary style homes. Christopher Homes (http://www.christopherhomes.com/neighborhoods/boulderridge/index.html - broken link) took a good shot at it, but both Blue Heron and Christopher are priced in the stratosphere and have suffered due to the economy.

Ryland has built some at a lower price point, but I think they look more like tenements. They should have named this neighborhood Little Beiruit.

Every builder that has attempted to build affordable to mid-tier contemporary homes with stucco systems are just "off." Its good in theory, but the execution just hasn't been there. There is a smattering of neighborhoods in south central las vegas (Central Park) and a few in Summerlin, but they suffer from the same design flaws. I wish we saw something with the use of copper or faux Verdigris as accents, poured in place concrete, etc.

Palm Valley Estates is an established neighborhood in Green Valley that features rather large homes, built in 1988, that has the smooth stucco look. Its a rather sterile looking neighborhood but they were designed by Richard Luke, one of our better residential designers.
All I would like to see is a little more individuality and less of a cookie cutter look.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas
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Default Wrap it up I'll have it

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Frank's pad in Palm Springs, Daddio. To DIE for.
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate - Luxury Villa in Palm Springs, California (http://www.beaumondevillas.com/california/palm-springs/twin-palms/ - broken link)

That will do nicely. As the market is a little distressed, do you think they will take250k for it?
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Simple, just check out an architecture book that has modern designs in it, or shall I recommend one??
Yeah, if you've read any good ones, recommend one.

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Old 09-11-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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All I would like to see is a little more individuality and less of a cookie cutter look.
What's the answer? Cookie cutter homes have been around forever. As long as politicians are in the pockets of builders they always will be. But then, even the cavemen caves had a certain sameness to them. And don't get me started on those 900 year old Indian dwellings throughout the southwest. I mean, when my kid graduates from buffalo skinning school, I want him to move away, not build a room over top of mine.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Cookie cutters.

I've traditionally been 'against' them - as everyone is. BUT...when you really think about it...let's say you go to 'OHIO' where many of the houses were built before modern developers created massive cookie cutter designs.

Even though the houses might look a little different next to each other...you still get a strong dominant theme of pretty much the same kind of houses where there is no denying you are definetely in Ohio.
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