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Breed of their own

Horse communities are scattered throughout the Las Vegas Valley. They vary in age, but none is brand new. In a city where lot sizes have shrunk steadily for the past two decades, the way to become a horse property owner is to buy an existing one — if you can.

Home movie theater has old-time theme

Most of us are happy if we have enough space in our homes to set aside for a couch, La-Z-Boy recliner, and a 50-inch television. A few lucky Las Vegans have both the space and the budget to build a dedicated, full-blown home theater that provides a better-than-authentic movie theater experience.

Experts expect high-rise sales to be up in 2015

Southern Nevada’s housing market has shown volatility during the past few years with many highs and lows — in both sales numbers and prices. According to realty executives and statistics, 2014 was a year of continued recovery for this market.

Liberace mansion restored to old glamour — PHOTOS

A year ago, longtime Liberace fan Martyn Ravenhill was excited about his August 2013 purchase of The Showman’s former home. He was preparing for the challenge of preserving the mansion and the pianist’s memory.

It’s a preservation not a renovation project

One may wonder why Martyn Ravenhill decided to purchase the 14,939-square-foot Liberace Mansion out of foreclosure for $500,000 and to restore it for more than double the purchase price. For the businessman from the United Kingdom and Liberace fan, it was a desire to preserve its history and the memory of Liberace, and starting anew would be counterintuitive to this intent.

Craftsman says passion drives his mountain designs

When Garry Tomashowski, owner of Mount Charleston Realty Inc., isn’t selling homes on the mountain, he is engaging in his passion. He guts existing homes and starts from scratch. Tomashowski says he has refurbished about a dozen homes. His company purchases the homes based on their location.

Boulder City market stong, outlook good

If you haven’t been to Boulder City in the last year or so, you would notice immediately the change to the entrance where Nevada Highway and U.S. Highway 93 separate. Seated beneath an iron arch at the entrance to old town now is a winged allegorical figure seated on a cement block, a replica of those down the road at Hoover Dam. Also there are two side towers, representing the dam intake towers.

Luxury Notes

Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Frank Marino, who stars in “Divas” at The Linq, has purchased a home in Eagle Hills behind the Tournament Players Club golf course in Summerlin.

Inside Las Vegas’ most over-the-top kitchens — PHOTOS

Luxury homeowners are spending more money on their kitchens because it is a good investment and adds value to their home. Check out the photo gallery for some of the valley’s most over-the-top kitchens.

Reconfigured barn provides extra space for family

Kristen Routh-Silberman is glad she moved earlier this year from her well-manicured Las Vegas Valley neighborhood to Calico Basin’s tranquil, picturesque desert setting. With the help of architect Richard Luke she is creating a family-centric ranch affectionately called the White Dove Ranch.

Golf is still king

Luxury golf communities are still alive and fairly well in Las Vegas.