Krisel Connection

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Interests The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century. I began my appreciation for the works of Krisel when I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1997. In my hunt for the “Casino House” from Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film “Casino”, I stumbled across the mid-century modern haven of Paradise Palms, which not only featured the “Casino House” built by a husband/wife home builder from California in 1964, but also featured hundreds of tract homes designed by William Krisel during his partnership with Dan Palmer, as well as hundreds of other mid-century gems. Instantly drawn to this style of home, I purchased a home there a few years later and set off learning about my surroundings. I eventually discovered for myself who Krisel was and his involvement in shaping the mid-century modern aesthetic.