Go north for single-story homes

Homebuyers who seek an executive-style, single-story residence that they can customize from floor to ceiling will want to visit Lyon Estates in the northwestern valley.

The William Lyon Homes neighborhood offers single-story homes on sites measuring a minimum of 18,000 square feet with space for recreational vehicle parking, and the Sheep Mountain Range nearby.

The 3,561- to 4,459-square-foot residences have designer options ranging from customized walls accented with brick, rock and tile; decorative flooring, countertops and backsplashes; floor-to-ceiling slider doors; and ceiling treatments such as beams, wood paneling and coffering.

“William Lyon Homes has set a very high standard of design at Lyon Estates with its sophisticated features and living space gracefully arranged all on one level. Because we’re semicustom building this gorgeous neighborhood, buyers have access to many designer features to individualize their homes,” sales agent Charlotte Bell said.

“Our four models are like a designer’s showcase with features such as decorative tile work, unique wall and ceiling treatments, amazing master baths, beautiful custom cabinetry and gourmet appliances. There are also many structural options including fourth-car garages, multigenerational suites, wet bars and different room configurations. We will work with you to build your house the way that you want it to be,” she said.

On Grand Teton Drive just east of Rainbow Boulevard, the neighborhood features four models with four bedrooms, 3½ or 4½ baths, a three-car garage, a courtyard, and per-plan options for a fifth bedroom or fourth-car garage. The neighborhood is entering its second phase with prices starting from $470,000.

According to Bell, an area of the home buyers often customize is the kitchen.

“During the construction process, each buyer meets with a kitchen designer to select from many different types of cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes and appliances,” she said. “You can choose to incorporate the ideas featured in our amazing models or bring in your own ideas, and we will help make your vision a reality.”

Bell said one of the most popular options has been a multigenerational suite, a bedroom suite with attached bathroom and a separate living room area that can be outfitted with a sink, refrigerator and/or microwave.

“A multigenerational suite is very popular because it can be used in so many different ways and meets the needs of today’s families. Having a bedroom suite attached to a small living room and with the option of a separate entrance creates a private living space that is perfect for families who have older relatives living with them or adult children living at home, not to mention visitors,” she said.

Every home features a covered terrace; paver-stone driveway and walkway; security alarm system; two-tone paint in a choice of four colors; and 18-inch tile at the entry, kitchen and baths.

Each kitchen includes raised-panel maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, an island, walk-in pantry, and granite countertops. Master suites offer coffered ceilings, separate shower and tub, dual sinks with sit-down vanities and walk-in closets.

Home sites along cul-de-sacs are available. Each site offers side RV parking behind 12-foot wrought-iron gates.

“Lyon Estates is just a beautiful place to live. With the base of the bold protective Sheep Range to the north and Mount Charleston and the Spring Mountains to the west, the neighborhood has a true country charm, and yet our location with quick access to the 215 Beltway and I-95 makes getting around Las Vegas very easy,” Bell said.

To visit the models, take U.S. Highway 95 to Durango Drive, exit east and curve north on Durango. Turn right on Grand Teton Drive and head east, past Rainbow Boulevard to the neighborhood.

Or, take the 215 Beltway to Jones Boulevard, head north on Jones to Grand Teton and turn left.

Models are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Monday, when they open at 1 p.m.

For additional information about Lyon Estates or William Lyon Homes’ eight additional Southern Nevada neighborhoods, visit www.lyonhomes.com/nevada.