Along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline is an equestrian property know as Sierra Sunset. Owners telecom executive George Schmitt and wife Clare have listed it for $59 million.
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It’s difficult to ignore the Robinson R-44 helicopter on the roof of John Morris’ nearly 5,000-square-foot home at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club’s housing development, Spring Mountain Estates.
London’s 1744 Sotheby’s Auction House founded the Sotheby’s International Realty in 1976. In 2004, Realogy Holdings entered into a business arrangement with the company and began to globally expand the business. It has 845 offices in 63 countries.
When Aner Iglesias purchased the one-of-a-kind Spanish Mediterranean-style estate at 2710 Palomino Lane in 2004, the businessman knew that it was special. But at the time, he had no idea that the mega residence would garner international attention as “Thriller Villa” — the Las Vegas residence that music icon Michael Jackson was renting at the time of his unexpected death in 2009.
Joe and Sharon Orzechowski built their own private slice of the Strip in their home at Legacy Estates. The two spent more than $11,000 to build and install a 12-foot, custom Cleopatra craps table manufactured by Pharaoh Manufacturing in California.
In the rugged desert near the Red Rock National Conservation Area a private golf course community is quietly forming. You can see where the 18-hole, Tom Fazio course is being shaped into the heart of what will become The Summit Club, a ultra-luxury residential community near Tropicana Avenue and Town Center Drive, just south of The Ridges in Summerlin.
When Garry Goett and his team at Olympia Cos. starting acquiring land in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley in 1995, he envisioned someday creating a village-style community with the warm, cozy feeling of being “quietly close to everything.”
Southern Highlands is home to some of the Las Vegas Valley’s most luxurious residences. Real Estate Millions takes a look at two Italian-themed estates that offer a touch of Europe in the desert.
Sun West Custom Homes’ new showcase sits atop a hillside at 647 Cityview Ridge Drive in MacDonald Highlands, a luxury community in Henderson.
Five local architects and architectural designers are changing the landscape of our valley by creating bold, contemporary designs that will possibly outlive them.
The people who design and build our homes have their own lingo. They talk about “production homes.” They use terms like clean lines, thin profile, light and airy to describe a model house, not a supermodel.
One of the main benefits of living in the Las Vegas Valley is its proximity to the beauty and solitude of Red Rock Canyon.
Terry Fator, “the voice of entertainment” at The Mirage has placed his luxury mansion, 2-acre estate at 3290 E. Maule Ave. on the market for just under $2 million.
The latest listing in the guard-gated community of Terracina Seven Hills offers the ultimate in multigenerational housing. For $4.2 million, two neighboring homes are being sold in a single sale and boast more than 13,500 square feet of living space at 1541 and 1543 Villa Rica Drive.
Sports betting icon Bill Walters will roll the dice for the third time with industry leader Concierge Auctions, this time on the sale of his Henderson property overlooking downtown Las Vegas, which will sell to the highest bidder without reserve on April 30.
“What I love about our home is the lot. We looked at all of the home sites in The Ridges back in 2001 before choosing this one for the views. The back of the home faces the mountains, the nature.”
When Richard Yukes and Bella DuPrie first drove through the guard-gated entrance of The Ridges in Summerlin, they discovered a new place to call “home” with the Spring Mountains of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in the backdrop.
For years, the typical American backyard consisted of a gray cement patio, black-kettle Weber charcoal grill tucked away in the corner, a round glass table with a hole in the center sprouting an oversized beach umbrella and either a small grassy area or some sort of desert plants scattered amongst various grades of dull boring gravel.
The reason the couple moved to Las Vegas in 1979 was to take over Allen Rosoff’s parents’ nearly 50-unit motel, Glass Pool Inn on Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Any high-end home has an outdoor kitchen,” said Florence Shapiro, partner and luxury homes specialist at Shapiro & Sher Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties. “It’s an in-and-out way of living.”
When John and Jackie Miller decided to build their custom dream home, they had already checked off “select architectural designer” from their to-do list. They were certain the only choice could be John Miller’s childhood friend and co-founder of Blue Heron Design Build, Tyler Jones.
After five years of helping others realize their dream homes on four different HGTV shows, Las Vegas residents and rock stars of renovation Drew and Jonathan Scott have published their first book, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt SRP: $30.00).
As a kid growing up in Puerto Rico, Mickey Gonzalez had his sights set on becoming an architect.
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