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Anderson Residence midcentury-pool

Anderson Residence

Photos by Francis and Francis Photography

The Anderson Residence is ‘practically’ a new home in one of Las Vegas midcentury modern neighborhoods McNeil. The house is the current home of Ian Anderson the local Herman Miller dealer and Shanna Anderson of Leeland furniture family. When Ian first introduced CSPA studio to the project it was burned down house. Turns out that the house is a 1960 midcentury modern sister of two homes that was destroyed by arson in a dispute between landlord and tenant. Once inside the burned walls it was quite clear what a wonderful house it once was. Great care was taken to try and restore the house to a similar splendor. The reality is the remodel didn’t involve much of the original house, by the time the fire damage was remediated there wasn’t much left. The renovation includes an additional 1000 SF of office, guest bedroom, laundry, mudroom, guest toilet outdoor shower and a garage. The roof line was raised in order to accommodate a forced air mechanical system, but care was taken to keep the lines long and low (appearing) to match the midcentury modern style.
The House is an H-shape. Typically houses of this time period would have small rooms with long narrow hallways. However in this case with the walls burned out one can see from one side of the house to other creating a huge feeling space. It was decided to totally open the East side of the house and make the kitchen which gently spills into the living room and wood burning fireplace the public side. New windows and a huge 16’ sliding door were added all the way around the courtyard so that one can see out and across into the private side. On the west side of the house the long thin hallway is opened up by the windows to the courtyard and the long wall offers an opportunity for a gallery style art display. The long hallway opens to two bedrooms, shared bathroom and master bedroom. The end of the hallway opens to a casual living room and the swimming pool area.
The house has no formal dining room but a 15’ custom crafted table by Ian’s sculptor father that is an extension of the kitchen island.
The H-shape creates two covered areas, one is the front entry courtyard, fenced in by a Brazilian walnut enclosure and crowned by a steel art installation by Ian’s father. The rear covered courtyard is a breezy spot for chilling out on a hot desert day.
The pool was re-finished and a shallow soaking deck added. A new barbeque and covered patio added. Some of the large plant material was salvaged and nursed back to health and a complete new desert landscape was re-installed to bring the exterior to life.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The original fireplace was still standing when the Andersons bought the house. They added 4 feet to bring it up to current code, then put on a new hearth and enclosure. The pool was still intact too. “It’s a giant midcentury pool that’s 10 feet deep. They don’t build them like that anymore,” Palacios says.

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dmanuel3 added this to dmanuel3's Ideas
on Tuesday
Fire place
jceluch added this to jceluch's ideas
on Sunday
pool equipment
Monument Home Services Inc added this to Monument Home Services
January 7, 2015
breezeway connected to other building
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December 28, 2014
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December 25, 2014
Love the colours
hookemrn added this to hookemrn's ideas
December 10, 2014
fence for outdoor shower
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November 23, 2014
Modern Design
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October 26, 2014
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October 20, 2014
California, 1950's and 60's
Jessye Schmitz added this to It's SoCal... You gotz to have a pool!
October 15, 2014
All of this!
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October 14, 2014
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October 12, 2014
Is that an outdoor shower surround?
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October 12, 2014
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October 10, 2014
Privacy wall fence
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October 9, 2014
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September 21, 2014
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September 20, 2014
the screen for the pool equipment
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September 14, 2014
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September 8, 2014
Fence/ screen
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September 7, 2014
Wood entrance inclusion to guest room. Maybe with outdoor shower?
colluci added this to colluci's ideas
September 7, 2014
simple is best
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September 3, 2014
I don't like the looks of this but the idea of having a portion of the house separate from the other portion of the house by a breezeway or courtyard.
Marcy Pinsly added this to outside
August 10, 2014
a/c and pool pump cover
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July 21, 2014
Equipment fence
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July 5, 2014
Gray exterior
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July 2, 2014
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June 29, 2014
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June 28, 2014
Like the chairs
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June 20, 2014
cadder ave option
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June 17, 2014
Pool pump
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June 13, 2014
covered outside entertaining
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June 12, 2014
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June 9, 2014
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June 8, 2014
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June 8, 2014
pool coping
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June 8, 2014
Back patio
billchee added this to billchee's ideas
June 6, 2014
Nice backyard pool & guest room behind garage
tuscany66 added this to tuscany66's ideas
June 5, 2014
Same white cement fireplace that I grew up with!
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June 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
Vegas house
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June 4, 2014
moradia moderna telhado inclinado
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June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
white chairs
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June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014
he original fireplace was still standing when the Andersons bought the house. They added 4 feet to bring it up to current code, then put on a new hearth and enclosure. The pool was still intact too. “It’s a giant midcentury pool that’s 10 feet deep. They don’t build them like that anymore,” Palacios says.
vdollar added this to vdollar's ideas
June 4, 2014
open and airly
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June 4, 2014
Yooki Park added this to Exterior ideas
June 3, 2014
white brick with Gray exterior and wood fence
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