Since seeing a reference to an entire neighborhood of Cliff May homes in Las Vegas on a registry site, we have been wearing ourselves out trying to find the tract. Anyone with any info that can help us in our treasure hunt? Thanks. C and K P.
I have seen them, but unfortunately, I don't have streets. I believe they are one the north side of town.
Last Spring I did discover a neighborhood of Jones & Emmons designed homes north of E. Sahara between Maryland and Eastern. these are 1100 sqft post and beam home built by Pardee-Philips. Called the Forever Home, Won AIA awards
not too bad an area. I'd consider one for a vacation home.
have you found the Palmer & Krisel designed homes?
Thanks for your response Joe B. We lived in Vegas for nearly 15 years and didn't know anything about Cliff May back then. Since being in California, we have visited the Cliff Mays in Long Beach and just did another trip to Riviera Ranch last weekend. Since we go to Vegas every now and again, we were hoping to find the cross streets. Looking for the Cliff May pattern roof on Google Earth is wearing our eyes out.
We love mid century modern so thanks for locations you can give us on other designers houses.
C and K
one way is to search Las Vegas real estate sites by square foot and year built when possible. The Vegas CMs will be pretty rough. there are some nice Palmer & Krisels, though.
here's my blog. you'll file links to my Cliff May and my archive
Yes, I live in a Cliff May house in Las Vegas, Nevada. We're in the southwest portion of the valley, quite near the northwest corner of Decatur Blvd. and Charleston Blvd. Locate Arizona Charlie's Hotel & Casino at 740 So. Decatur Blvd. The street on the south side of the building is Evergreen Ave.
The main streets to travel are Evergreen Ave (between Decatur Blvd and Jones Blvd), and Idle Ave & Heron Ave (between Evergreen Ave and Upland Blvd).
The neighborhood is deteriorating, but, thankfully, there are still a number of homes that have been "kept up" and have not been drastically remodeled. lol . . . I salvage house parts whenever I see a remodel-in-progress!
Wave when you drive by . . .
Good to hear from you again. Just saw you in person a week ago. We're back home now. Good to see you found this site; we'll be sending you links to a couple more.
Keep your eye on the "remodel" going on down the street from you. I stopped and talked to the workers about getting a Cliff May/Chris Choate marked board from a wall that was being knocked down and didn't have any luck. They weren't against me digging through the debris pile at the back of the house near the driveway where you will find several items that may interest you.
We also found a large Cliff May sitting empty near the southwest corner of Charleston and Shadow Hill (second property to west from corner). Looks like an abandoned pre-school that was once a semi custom at the northern edge of the Scotch 80s
We'll talk soon...say hi to neighbor for us.
Ken, Carissa, Kendra and Tami
good to hear from someone in the las vegas tract!
I live in a 1955 Cliff May in Eugene, Oregon. here's my blog. you'll find my archive and restoration in progress. often all it takes a couple enthusiastic owners to change to direction of a neighborhood. good luck!
We also found a large Cliff May sitting empty near the southwest corner of Charleston and Shadow Hill (second property to west from corner). Looks like an abandoned pre-school that was once a semi custom at the northern edge of the Scotch 80s...
Ken, Carissa, Kendra and Tami
?? Shadow Hill Drive? I can't find a Shadow Hill intersecting Charleston. I see something at 2341 W Charleston near Rancho and Charleston. May have been a sales office for the tract, or a model home for another tract that never got built.
Try Charleston and Rancho