As part of NPF’s Home Tour this Sunday, the fifteen holders of Martini Tour tickets will be able to peruse not only the homes on the Home Tour, but also take a guided tour of this particularly spectacular mid-century home. We are very excited to be able to show this home on our first ever Martini Tour.
This beautiful home was designed by mid-century architect Ira Marshak. It is located on the edge of the Las Vegas National Golf Course with stunning views onto the greens. Situated on Tioga Way, this home is unique in Paradise Palms – a neighborhood known for its Desert Modern architecture – as it was designed in the Spanish Revival Style. This all original home boasts pristine chartreuse tile floors, shag carpeting, expansive windows, and many of the original fixtures. The great room’s vaulted ceiling with contrasting beams intersects with the floor-to-ceiling rock wall containing a stunning fireplace.
The current residents of this mid-century gem are virtually the second owners of this 1968 home. Until recently, it was owned by Roger and Clare Martinez’s children. Mr. Martinez was better known by his stage name Roger Ray. As a comedian xylophonist , Roger Ray had his start in vaudeville and went on to perform on the Strip, Ed Sullivan show and to appear in various movies. He and Clare lived in the Tioga Way home from 1968 when it was built until their passing in 2000 and 2009, respectively.
While this tour is sold out, many other fabulous homes of mid-century entertainers are found throughout Las Vegas. In fact, some of the individual homes on the tour boast their own ties to Las Vegas and entertainment history within our city as will be further revealed on Sunday’s Home Tour. See you there!