“Behold, the Mojave Desert,” Spanish Trail Country Club marketing director Jeff Drothler jokes, gesturing out over a lush expanse of grass and lagoons dotted with geese, blue mountains rising in the distance.
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“Behold, the Mojave Desert,” Spanish Trail Country Club marketing director Jeff Drothler jokes, gesturing out over a lush expanse of grass and lagoons dotted with geese, blue mountains rising in the distance. Indeed, standing inside Spanish Trail, it’s hard to believe that you’re in Las Vegas at all, and for residents of this gated, 640-acre oasis, that’s the point.
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series about the restoration of Liberace’s former mansion at 4982 Shirley St.
Although the name Touchstone Living might not ring a bell to some longtime Las Vegans, the people behind the company are not new kids on the block.
As a successful custom homebuilder, Curtis tells his clients that upscale master suites are what increase the value of their home. For his home in The Ridges, he spent $30,000 on the bathroom. The negative-edge tub alone cost $6,000.
Two weeks ago, mob associate Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s former home at 972 Vegas Valley Drive was placed on the market.
There are man caves, and then there’s Michael Levy’s man cave. Housed on the second floor of a two-story penthouse in Turnberry Place, the ultimate dude retreat includes a minicasino with craps and blackjack tables, a roulette wheel and rows of slot machines.
Goodbye, tile roofs, beige stucco and ornate details. Hello to streamlined shapes, local materials and homes topped with solar panels that seem to blend seamlessly into the land around them. Desert contemporary architecture is on the rise in Las Vegas, and the architects behind a new luxury-home community aim to give the trend some staying power.
Gordon Miles, president of Americana Holdings, which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises in Nevada and Arizona, has been named a director of the nonprofit Golden Rainbow. The nonprofit group provides housing, financial assistance and education to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
Net zero energy homes are a burgeoning trend in the new-home market, and Blue Heron’s award-winning New American Home 2015, unveiled for an award ceremony last week during the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show in Las Vegas, is a dazzling energy-efficient gem.
Horse communities are scattered throughout the Las Vegas Valley. They vary in age, but none is brand new. In a city where lot sizes have shrunk steadily for the past two decades, the way to become a horse property owner is to buy an existing one — if you can.
Horse communities are scattered throughout the Las Vegas Valley. In a city where lot sizes have shrunk steadily for two decades, the way to become a horse property owner is to buy an existing one.
Most of us are happy if we have enough space in our homes to set aside for a couch, La-Z-Boy recliner, and a 50-inch television. A few lucky Las Vegans have both the space and the budget to build a dedicated, full-blown home theater that provides a better-than-authentic movie theater experience.
When HGTV’s popular series stars Jonathan and Drew Scott decided to build their dream home after three years of doing so for others on “Property Brothers,” they chose Las Vegas for their base.
Southern Nevada’s housing market has shown volatility during the past few years with many highs and lows — in both sales numbers and prices. According to realty executives and statistics, 2014 was a year of continued recovery for this market.
A year ago, longtime Liberace fan Martyn Ravenhill was excited about his August 2013 purchase of The Showman’s former home. He was preparing for the challenge of preserving the mansion and the pianist’s memory.
One may wonder why Martyn Ravenhill decided to purchase the 14,939-square-foot Liberace Mansion out of foreclosure for $500,000 and to restore it for more than double the purchase price. For the businessman from the United Kingdom and Liberace fan, it was a desire to preserve its history and the memory of Liberace, and starting anew would be counterintuitive to this intent.
The soon-to-be-released Olympia Ridge hillside lots overlooking Southern Highlands Golf Club and Spa puts the woodsy enclave into a view category of its own.
About 400 people live on Mt. Charleston year around. Check out their digs.
When Garry Tomashowski, owner of Mount Charleston Realty Inc., isn’t selling homes on the mountain, he is engaging in his passion. He guts existing homes and starts from scratch. Tomashowski says he has refurbished about a dozen homes. His company purchases the homes based on their location.
If you haven’t been to Boulder City in the last year or so, you would notice immediately the change to the entrance where Nevada Highway and U.S. Highway 93 separate. Seated beneath an iron arch at the entrance to old town now is a winged allegorical figure seated on a cement block, a replica of those down the road at Hoover Dam. Also there are two side towers, representing the dam intake towers.
Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Frank Marino, who stars in “Divas” at The Linq, has purchased a home in Eagle Hills behind the Tournament Players Club golf course in Summerlin.
Kristen Routh-Silberman is glad she moved earlier this year from her well-manicured Las Vegas Valley neighborhood to Calico Basin’s tranquil, picturesque desert setting. With the help of architect Richard Luke she is creating a family-centric ranch affectionately called the White Dove Ranch.
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