Marion and Jeff Larson searched for a home for their son Matthew, but then stumbled onto Lennar's Silver Creek neighborhood, located in the northwestern Las Vegas Valley.
"Just three years ago we completely remodeled and upgraded our previous home in the southwest," Marion Larson said. "And what happens? Jeff and I find Silver Creek, immediately realize this is something truly incredible, purchase our new home, sell our original home to Matthew, and everyone is thrilled."
Only 10 homes remain at the neighborhood, and they measure 4,401 to 4,933 square feet. Prices range from $749,990 to $799,990.
The Larsons chose the Turtle Bay model, which contains five bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a three-car garage.
"Jeff had always wanted a larger piece of property, and our Silver Creek home site is almost a one-half acre," Marion Larson said. "Then he took one look at the media bonus room on the second floor with its surround sound prewiring -- he always wanted surround sound -- and he was ready to move."
The media room features windows that open into the hall walkway, and doors opening out to a veranda.
The kitchen features granite countertops, 42-inch maple cabinetry with crown molding, pull-out drawers, a butler's pantry and a counter that extends the entire length of the kitchen and the informal dining room.
The Turtle Bay features five bedrooms, and the Larsons have found a special use for each one. The two-story master suite is on the main floor, while a staircase leads to the second-floor library, a retreat sitting area and a veranda.
The master bath contains cultured-marble countertops, separate sinks, a clear glass surround for the shower and a separate garden tub.
To visit the neighborhood, take U.S. Highway 95 to the Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, turn east to Jones Boulevard, then north on Jones to Rome Boulevard, turn left (west) on Rome to Torrey Pines to the Welcome Home Center.
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For community information call 581-8312. For information on Lennar communities throughout the valley, visit lennar.com.