When we often think of vacation homes the visual most of us come up with is either some exotic beach resort or a timber-rich mountain vista. But very few of us look westward toward the tawdry arid land of the deliciously decadent city known as Las Vegas for a lifetime of R and R.
Sure, as a getaway casino hop, Vegas is a destination spot that makes sense, but to make it a permanent home-away-from-home seems, well, a bit fantastical. But sometimes when a desert meets lady luck, something beautiful happens.
And that beauty is called Caddyshack (no, not the 80s movie, the mid-century modern Las Vegas classic that will make you sweat gin from your nether regions):
Built in 1962, Caddyshack was part of the very first planned community (Paradise Palms) in Vegas that offered the style of homes that to this day are coveted by those people who would kill their family members just for the opportunity to sweep the octagonal tiles of a mid-century foyer.
From a swanky kitchen that cries out for the creation of gelatin-based desserts:
To a living room prepped for a never-ending cocktail party:
And a bedroom fit for pill pooping:
Caddyshack will help make your dreams of living a Mad Men existence a reality…not to mention the fact that the backyard looks straight out of a Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie (complete with a sculpture designed by the world-famous artist Shag):
Of course, with something this sweet comes a price tag that screams “If You Have to Ask, You Can’t Afford It” which translates to, if you want to know how much coin this beauty will cost you, you have to contact realtor Uncle Jack LeVine.
But that is the price you pay for pure, unadulterated retro swank.
And, just to whet your appetite even more, here’s a video tour:
I’ll be waiting for my invite to stay for the summer.