The owners of this special home are Mary-Margaret and Cary Stratton, who are also founding members of Atomic Age Alliance, a local organization dedicated to preserving mid-century modern architecture and culture. From the article I learned that they have nicknamed their house “The Caddyshack” because of its proximity to the former Stardust Country Club. The home was built in 1963 by famed mid-century architecture firm Palmer and Krisel. The Strattons embrace the original materials used in their home, like popcorn ceilings, Formica counter tops, and vinyl composition tile. They do use decor from other eras that they love by blending good design. For the outside, Mary-Margaret took inspiration from the work of Garret Eckbo, who she calls “the godfather of modern landscaping” (I loved this article so much because it gave me so many names and ideas that I want to learn more about!).
The couple thinks (and I totally agree) that these desert architecture gems are often overlooked. They believe that Vegas is way more livable than Palm Springs, where houses cost twice as much.
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I drove around the Stratton’s neighborhood and really fell in love with the area. It is on its way to embracing its history, and we saw several homes for sale in the high $500s, so if you are looking for a diamond in the ruff, you should really look into the classic neighborhoods of Las Vegas. The area couldn’t be more perfect (around Las Vegas National Golf Course, minutes from the Strip, and close to the growing arts district that is north of the Strip). So many of the houses are just adorable with their all white rock yards, unique patterns of brick used on carports, and circular driveways.
I tried not to go overboard with the photos, but they are all so beautiful. All were taken by Francis George for Las Vegas Home & Design and show a very complete picture The Caddyshack.
Images Francis George via Las Vegas Home & Design