Zak Bagans is the host and lead investigator of the reality series "Ghost Adventures," which presents instances of paranormal activity around the country. He lives in a two-story house in The Ridges of Summerlin and, on a recent cool September afternoon, invited Real Estate Millions to tour his home.
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Outdoor kitchens are getting fancy, and expensive.
At a time when golf courses across the country are losing their greens, Discovery Land's Summit golf community within Summerlin is taking root.
Secluded on the furthest western edge of Las Vegas is an extraordinary home that looks like nothing else in Nevada.
I knew I was somewhere special because of the amount of space between the homes and evidence of horses.
Before master-planned mega-communities like Summerlin and Anthem were built, Las Vegas' elite had several luxury community choices, and two of them have held up well over the years.
Fall is fast approaching, and some people aren't asking, "What's in your closet?" They are more interested in how big and convenient it is.
It's early August and the punishing heat in the Las Vegas Valley is overwhelming. But Ennis Jordan has a popping blaze in the stone fireplace at his Mount Charleston cabin, which is perched 9,000 feet above sea level in the middle of the Toiyable National Forest.
So you recently decided it's time to build your fantasy dream home, or maybe you were lucky enough to have purchased a property at a very good price packed with loads of remodeling potential. Before you start ripping out fixtures, repainting walls and buying furniture, here's some suggestions local leading interior designers say might help you along your journey.
When it comes to some of the most luxurious real estate in Las Vegas, you need to look up … way up. That's where lofty penthouses are found.
After having been on and off the market for several years and even catching Michael Jackson's famous eye, the Primm estate on Tomiyasu Lane in the southeast valley near Sunset Park is likely to find a new owner.
Angela Stabile is a multitalented woman who created a successful production that has spawned two spinoffs and will soon open a third. She's willing to put her butt on the line to make a show work — literally.
When Tesla's Elon Musk announced the debut of the company's Powerwall recently, the high-capacity battery joined a fleet of new products promising to green your luxury home, from solar-powered stereo speakers to home-management systems that track energy use. With traditional builders touting green home lines and eco-friendly custom design firms like Blue Heron enjoying increasing popularity, sustainable design is moving from the margins to the mainstream in Las Vegas.
Think green design is just for brand-new homes? Think again.
Through the majestic gates of Henderson's Roma Hills lies an estate like no other in Southern Nevada. It is thoroughly French in design and style and definitely has that "ooh la la" factor. And it is the former home of the late Strip headliner Danny Gans, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2009. He appeared for many years at The Mirage before moving to the Encore.
Southern Nevada is one of the top choices for retirement homes, particularly for those migrating from California. For Bob and Doralee Rae, his retirement coincided with her growing interest in poker, and the choice was clear: move to Las Vegas.
Less than a decade ago, most people probably would not have named Las Vegas as an outdoorsy American city, even though it is in the West. It was no Denver, Seattle, San Diego or Salt Lake City. It is too hot, dry, neon, cheesy and suburban. So said the naysayers.
Retired Defense Department employee Stephen Krebs says he doesn't have a bunker mentality — with what he knows, who could blame him? — but he does have a recently completed "bunker" home on Grand Teton Drive in far-north Las Vegas courtesy of local builder Joe Whatley and TNM Construction.
Two of the great American cultural watersheds of the 20th century involved, perhaps surprisingly, kitchens.
For guys who loves to turn wrenches and get their hands a little greasy, building a spacious garage to accommodate the daily driver but as well as a few weekend fun vehicles has always ranked right up there with designing such focal points as the kitchen and great room.
Standing beneath an ornate chandelier in the circular, stone-walled foyer of his Canyon Gate dream home, broker Ken Lowman uses a description not common in the Las Vegas real estate scene. In a town filled with Tuscan and French-country references, he mentions a different region of the Old World.
Rich Little, the man of a thousand voices, has lived in many Las Vegas and Southern California neighborhoods including Malibu, The Lakes, Turnberry Place and Queensridge. But the master impressionist declared the Red Rock Country Club to be his favorite, so last September he bought a five-bedroom bungalow on the golf course right across the street from his former residence.
Driving along West Sahara Avenue, many Las Vegans might not have much of a mental picture of what is behind the walls of Canyon Gate Country Club. Ponderosa pines rising above the property's perimeter and a waterfall-lined grand entrance obviously signal that things are quite nice inside.
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