Downtown Summerlin’s inaugural holiday season offers a perfect blend of shopping, food, and festive fun for the entire family.
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I grew up in Las Vegas. When I was a little girl, at Christmastime my parents would drive my sister and me up to a grand mountain covered with snow. My mother and father would sit in the lodge by a fire and drink mysterious concoctions, smoke swirling from their glasses. My sister and I would roll around outside in our heavy coats and scarves, delighted by the snow, such a curious and unlikely substance to discover so close to the desert.
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.
Luxury golf communities are still alive and fairly well in Las Vegas.
Ah, the beauty of the seasons festive twinkling lights. Or, the dread of a possible emergency room visit, depending on your point of view.
“Casita” means different things to different people.
If the walls of 9501 Orient Express could talk, they might repeat the play-by-plays of some intense Saturday afternoon high-stakes, half-court basketball pickup games. Or perhaps those walls would tell the story of endless summer pool parties where guests float along a lazy river that surrounds a pool oasis with waterfall and grotto overlooking a golf course as the breathtaking Strip radiates to the east. Maybe it’s the highlights from a race-car-themed costume party where all the guests drank red drinks and wore Ferrari-inspired gear to match the Ferrari red kitchen.
Luxury homeowners are spending more money on their kitchens because it is a good investment and adds value to their home. Check out the photo gallery for some of the valley’s most over-the-top kitchens.
This 6,500-square-foot compound sits on 1.1 acres and has bragging rights to its own well, an expansive living room that King Arthur and Mrs. Arthur could easily fit a pretty good sized round table in, solarium, wood-paneled library, dry sauna, two fireplaces and an oversized white claw-footed bathtub to soak away the day’s aches and pains.
While driving through older residential neighborhoods in downtown Las Vegas east of Fremont Street, further south along Rancho Drive between Charleston Boulevard and Sahara Avenue and at the corners of East Desert Inn and Eastern Avenue, you’ll come across homes that don’t seem to fit the typical stucco, Spanish-tiled roof tract housing seen throughout Southern Nevada. Built in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, these homes are excellent examples of midcentury modern architecture.
After Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 in 2009, dedicated fans flocked to a quiet residential neighborhood on Palomino Lane to drop off small tokens of remembrance at the gates of his Las Vegas residence.
They’re aspirational. They’re astounding. They’re all-encompassing. They’re luxury custom dream homes, where the “entry-level price” starts well above $1 million.
It started as a vacation home, but with renovations and expansion, Craig Tillotson turned a Boulder City home into a marvel overlooking Lake Mead. “Pirate’s Cove” is a creation like no other.
Hundreds of people got a taste of the resort lifestyle at Trump International on Thursday as they enjoyed wine, hors d’oeuvres and music on its fourth-floor pool deck as the sun set.
Some features in luxury homes are invisible and operate quietly in the background to subtly shape the living space. Welcome to the brave new world of smart electronic ecosystems that can anticipate and envelop you, wherever you choose to go.
Ascaya, a custom-home community in Henderson, officially opened its lots for sale last week. Some of the 313 half-acre home sites were presold and those contracts are still being finalized, said realtor Ivan Sher of the Shapiro & Sher Group with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Nevada Properties.
Spacious luxury homes don’t have to waste energy. Efficiency and resource conservation can be realized in both contemporary structures and retrofit mansions.
Las Vegas’ real estate is among the most interesting in the country and reality TV knows it. Real estate professionals are making second careers by appearing on camera to highlight some of the best deals.
Entertainer Holly Madison and her husband, producer Pasquale Rotella, have created a whimsical home away from glitz and glamour of the Strip, yet only a few minutes away, behind the guarded gates of Rancho Circle.
Lake Las Vegas, the picturesque 3,592-acre golf course development built around a 320-acre man-made lake in Henderson, was considered one of the best prime real estate markets to buy into when custom-home lots went up for sale in 1993.
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