Behind the black-iron decorative gate with a shiny golden “L” on Shirley Street lies glitz, opulence, a love of music, art, over-the-top design and Las Vegas entertainment history.
Eight of the leading Las Vegas luxury architects, builders and residential designers talk about the recent home design trends, and how modern is replacing the Tuscan and Mediterranean styles in the valley. Most have embraced the popular modern look that has become common in new luxury home communities.
Referred to as the Aurora Estate, 1325 Villa Barolo Ave. in the Marquis Seven Hills community is a house of many colors — more than 16 million shades of the rainbow.
“These are very much mansions in the sky,” owner and broker Randy Char of Char Luxury Real Estate said about the Queensridge homes.
Lake Las Vegas has unveiled what’s dubbed its most luxurious community in the development’s third and final phase that introduces the North Shore with contemporary-style homes.
Considered high-mountain desert, the area is surrounded by mountains, pine trees and a variety of wildlife including elk, wild mustangs and deer.
The craftsman’s inspiration for the new-home design came from time spent on the roof of the small cabin that formerly sat on the site and was demolished prior to construction.
Brett Raymer’s home in northwest Las Vegas is such a sanctuary for him that he when he’s away, he often feels like a fish out of water.
A new luxury custom-home community nestled on the hillside in Green Valley has broken ground and is expected to start construction on a model later this spring.
“My wife and I are both fans of Tuscan architecture,” Glenn McKay said. He who hired Kenny Kuykendall of Cannon Builders as general contractor and Pinnacle Architectural Studio for the design. “Originally, we were thinking of building a one-story home, but our builder said we should build a two-story because of the other homes on the street. We designed it with our main living area downstairs and our entertainment room and office are on the second story.”