Las Vegas homes seldom do things by halves. Whether it’;s overwrought sprawls to make Liberace blush, Cirque du Soleil funhouses, or candy-colored magician’;s pads, the best of Vegas real estate is the built equivalent of a feather plume headpiece on a Tina Turner wig. This fluorescent green 1962 bungalow is no exception: the kitchen is highlighter orange, the floors a shiny avocado, the bathrooms turquoise with pops of red. Out in the back it’;s even more exciting: a fire pit, pool (half of which is shallow enough to sit in), and pokey splotches of putting green. In all, it provides a Rat Pack-era aesthetic on steroids, the kind of midcentury frivolity that makes it a crime for its owners not to throw parties fueled by stiff Manhattans and lit cigars. The best part? It’;s 4 bedrooms, 1,720 square feet, and just $ 279,900. Viva. Las. Vegas.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, by Amy Schellenbaum