Newcomers choose Del Webb home

When Jason Proudfit relocated his family of five from Seattle to Southern Nevada, he had a clear idea of where he would be living and working. His dad, Douglas Proudfit, was selling homes in the Anthem area of Henderson and had encouraged Jason to get involved in the real estate industry as well. Today, the father-and-son team of Proudfit Realty specializes in selling new and resale homes in the southeastern valley, with an emphasis on Sun City Anthem.

When it came time for Jason Proudfit and his wife, Cynthia, to buy their first home in Southern Nevada, they looked at a number of new and resale homes in the southeastern valley, ultimately choosing to buy at The Club at Madeira Canyon neighborhood by Del Webb.

"We had visited several times before moving here and considered a number of homes, but nothing measured up to the value we found here at The Club," Proudfit said. "Obviously, my father's familiarity with the quality of homes and communities built by Del Webb also played a role in our decision to buy here."

The Club at Madeira Canyon is a guard-gated enclave located within the 487-acre Madeira Canyon master-planned community in southern Henderson. The Club offers walking trails, an arroyo, park with sports facilities and playgrounds, and a site for a proposed elementary school.

Eight floor plans are available ranging from about 2,096 to 4,817 square feet with up to five bedrooms and 51/2 baths. Prices start in the $600,000s. Three additional home designs from 3,799 to 4,378 square feet are set to debut this week, Del Webb officials said.

The Proudfits purchased the largest design at The Club at Madeira Canyon -- the Firenze. The two-story home features five bedrooms and 51/2 baths, with two lofts, great room, living room, dining room, study and computer room in about 4,817 square feet.

"We absolutely love our home," Jason Proudfit said. "It has the space we need to live comfortably, plus we were able to get a huge home site that offered a great view of the Las Vegas Strip and gave us plenty of room to build a gorgeous swimming pool and putting green."

Homeowners in The Club at Madeira Canyon also have access to a private clubhouse with a swimming pool and spa; cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a separate exercise room and sports courts. There are also locker rooms, massage rooms and an activities lawn.

"The community amenities here are outstanding," Jason Proudfit said. "I play tennis every Thursday night with my buddies, and Cynthia works out every day in the fitness center. It's a real convenience having these kinds of amenities and activities so close to home."

Del Webb homes are constructed with Environments for Living building technology, making them 30 percent more energy-efficient than Energy Star-certified homes, according to the builder. With blown-in cellulose insulation and dual-pane, vinyl-framed low-emittance windows, homeowners benefit from decreased internal and external contaminants; increased indoor air quality; decreased heating and cooling usage; and increased comfort, durability, and tightness, according to the builder.

Additionally, Del Webb offers its Signature Standards, which includes numerous brand-name amenities as standard features. They include granite and Corian countertops, York heating and air-conditioning systems, Mohawk carpet, Sherwin-Williams paint, Moen faucets, Kohler plumbing fixtures, General Electric appliances, Schlage door hardware, Sea Gull lighting and Zodiaq natural quartz surfaces.

To visit, take the southern portion of the Las Vegas Beltway to Eastern Avenue and go south, past St. Rose Parkway, to Anthem Parkway, then turn left. Continue on Anthem about six miles, then make a left onto Bicentennial Parkway, a left onto Anthem Highlands Drive, and a left onto Democracy Drive, then follow the signs to the model park.

Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Wednesday when the office opens at noon.

For more information, call the sales office at 403-1681 or visit