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Rebecca Fabr…, Home Owner in Henderson, KY

Are there any older homes in the Vegas area with out the southwestern theme with more of the midwestern or?

Asked by Rebecca Fabrizio, Henderson, KY Fri Mar 21, 2008

early 30's -40's theme. I really like Victorian homes.

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Hi Rebecca,

I think when you're speaking of older homes in Vegas, you'll find more mid - century styles. Las Vegas is just over 100, and most of it's growth in the latter half of that. There are a number of these historic neighborhoods in the valley. Lynn of Classic Las Vegas has listed them.

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/historic-las-vegas-ne…

For those unfamiliar with mid century modernist architecture and ranch homes, there's a quarterly about them called Atomic Ranch.

http://www.atomic-ranch.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 22, 2008
There really aren't too many old homes in Las Vegas. If anything had survived close to 100 years, chances are, it has been torn down. I have family in Vegas and visit frequently. I am especially familiar with historic architecture and have researched the age of homes in Las Vegas. I found that there aren't any homes available that are old and have a Western theme. I found this disappointing, but Las Vegas has a lot of wonderful new construction and many homes may be customized to suit your 'old world' tastes!
3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 24, 2008
Rebecca, as mentioned before, there are not many older homes in Las Vegas, especially not of Victorian vintage. One area that might appeal (depending on your budget) is the area around Rancho Circle and Rancho Belair near the center of town. This was the luxury neighborhood in the 50s and 60s and many celebrities lived there. There are a few older neighborhoods that you might find more midwestern-ish that have larger lots and lots of greenery too. There are links to some of them below in various price ranges:

Rancho Belair - http://diann.americanagroup.net/homesearch.htm?action=Search…
Rancho Circle - http://diann.americanagroup.net/homesearch.htm?action=Search…
McNeill Manor - http://diann.americanagroup.net/homesearch.htm?action=Search…
Scotch 80s - http://diann.americanagroup.net/homesearch.htm?action=Search…

It is also possible there are some reproductions available in some of the custom home areas, but it would take a more extensive search to pull those out.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 27, 2008
I've looked at the answers and would concur that we may not have what you are use to in the midwest. I was raised in that area and have spent 17 years in Washington state, so I understand your concern. However, if you look and have the funds for what you want there are many homes that are out of the usual SW design prevalent in Vegas. From Italian Villas to Frank Lloyd Wright structures, you can find a variety of architectural designs in pocket areas of the the Las Vegas Valley. Please feel free to call me-702-348-7146. I love working with buyers and finding that perfect house that meets your needs.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
Hi Rebecca,

Now that you can find in Vegas-a big front porch. A wrap around might be a little harder to find, but you can certainly find the porch here. Probably one other thing that you might find difficult is the size of the lots here, depending on what price range you are in. There are newer homes that resemble older ones and one particular builder does have porches that wrap part of the way. Are you in Vegas now? If so, let's set up a time where you can look. A word of caution-don't visit a new home builder without me. Once you walk in the door here you can't be represented by an agent and the onsite agent only represents the builder. Besides excellent representation, there are often benefits that I can pass on to you that you would not receive on your own. Plus representation is free to you, so it is to your advantage to use it.

Hope to have the opportunity to meet you.

Marilyn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 17, 2008
Thank you Marilyn, I too lived in WA state (East side) for many years. The Southwestern style takes some getting use to, having lived with the old Victorian styles with the big front porch. Something about a porch says ~ Welcome~
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
Unfortunately, the great architectural influences that were in Chicago during this era did not make their way to Las Vegas. Las Vegas was not a very.... um... sophisticated city (town) during this era of architecture.

Keep in mind that Air conditioning was not prevalent in homes during this time so Victorians and English/French Tudors were not practical. In all fairness, Las Vegas is a very new city and follow this site to get an idea of just how much it has exploded in the past 20 years:

http://meonneon.com/history-of-las-vegas-1844-1950/

http://meonneon.com/history-of-las-vegas-1950-1980/

Population of Las Vegas in 1980 reported by the site: 164,674.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
Rebecca,
Las Vegas has a little bit of everything and price is a big factor.
If I can help, just get intouch with me.

Bill Johnson
702.553.6543
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 21, 2008
Rebecca, it would all depend on how much money you are willing to spend. You can buy a custom home that might fit your needs. I would have to know exactly what type of home you are looking for in order to really answer your question though. Do you have a photo of an example? If so, you can email it to me at RealtorLen@cox.net. I will let you know if there are homes with your type of preference. I would also be happy to help you find what you are looking for if you would like to have a good Realtor. Just let me know.

Len McGuirk
(702) 203-6688
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 21, 2008
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