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.
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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.
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.
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