KB Home to host open house today

KB Home will host an open house at its Versante community in Henderson 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Sunday at 170 Piedmont Alps Street.

The builder will offer a complimentary catered lunch for home shoppers who visit Versante 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both days.

During Versante's open house this weekend, home shoppers can tour three new model homes in the neighborhood.

Visitors have their choice of five floor plans ranging in size from 1,705 to 2,568 square feet.

The homes can include as many as five bedrooms, three baths and two-car garages.

There are two single-story floor plans as well as three two-story floor plans available.

The community is situated near the Las Vegas Beltway and includes a community recreational area with a soccer field, playground and gated dog park.

KB Home is one of a few homebuilders that offer solar power systems as an option to homebuyers in the area. While solar panels have become a regular sight in some areas of the country, residential solar power remains scarce in Las Vegas, according to Rob McGibney, division president for the company.

"We're excited to take a leading role in bringing solar-power systems to the mainstream here in the Las Vegas Valley," McGibney said. "The potential financial and environmental advantages solar power offers homeowners are tremendous and something we hope we can deliver to many new happy homeowners here in the area."

The solar-power systems can help homeowners reduce monthly energy bills and overall cost of homeownership, while also benefiting the environment, he added.

Even without adding solar power, the homes available at Versante are designed to help homeowners save money on monthly expenses by earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star as well as NV Energy's Energy Plus certifications, McGibney said.

Energy-efficient features like programmable thermostats, radiant-barrier roof lining, low-e windows and efficient heating and cooling systems all help keep household utilities low, according to company officials.

To visit, from the Las Vegas Beltway south, exit at Gibson Road. Head south on Gibson to Paseo Verde Parkway and turn left. Turn right into the community and continue to the sales office on the left.

KB Home's Versante in Henderson is open noon-7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information, call the sales office at 778-1479, or to learn about all KB Home communities in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada by calling 888-KB-Homes or visiting www.kbhome.com.