After moving 18 times in their 29-year marriage, William and Dana Wong have finally settled into their home in the gated Bella Fiore neighborhood built by Pardee Homes on The Falls Golf Course at Lake Las Vegas Resort.
“This is where we’re staying,” said Dana Wong, who has had homes in Texas; Connecticut; Hawaii; Palm Springs, Calif.; Shanghai and Hong Kong, where William Wong had established a cancer center before retiring.
The Wongs, who were married in Las Vegas in July 1980, realized they wanted to return permanently after seeing Lake Las Vegas in the mid-1990s.
“We could have lived anywhere, but our goal was to come back to Lake Las Vegas,” said Dana Wong, who was with AT&T for 20 years and now is director of operations in the West for NEC. Although she often commutes to her offices in California, Dana and her husband have set up offices in the second-floor casita of their Plan Two X in Bella Fiore.
William points out mountain formation that serves as a backdrop to their backyard overlooking the golf course. “It is in the shape of a tiger, which, according to feng shui, is a very protective symbol,” he said.
A gourmet Chinese cook, William Wong said their home’s kitchen is “what I always wanted.”
With GE Monogram appliances, wok burners and warming lights, the kitchen was “made for cooking,” he said.
“We waited a lifetime for this house, and found that Pardee built our perfect home in the place we wanted to live,” Dana Wong said. A former dancer, Dana volunteers her time assisting ballerinas recovering from injuries in the home’s studio area. The Wongs also needed room for Dana Wong’s mother, Teresa, who lives with them, as well as their dog, Garth.
“And we love to walk,” Dana Wong said. “It would be hard to find a more beautiful area than Lake Las Vegas for walking.”
Located just off of Lake Las Vegas Parkway alongside The Falls Golf Club near the resort’s main entrance, Bella Fiore is a collection of homes in a setting surrounded by the golf course, scenic mountains and partial views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Bella Fiore’s six floor plans blend with the overall Lake Las Vegas community’s Mediterranean and Tuscan design influences. Homes range from 2,307 to 4,376 square feet and feature amenities such as interior courtyards with optional fireplaces, home offices and optional casita. Prices start from $479,950.
Lake Las Vegas Resort is a premier residential and resort destination situated on a privately owned 320-acre lake located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Within the 3,592-acre master-planned resort is a variety of residential offerings, world-class resort hotels, three golf courses, full-service marinas, water’s edge restaurants, cafes and boutiques.
To visit Pardee’s Bella Fiore neighborhood, take Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, east to the freeway’s end at Lake Mead Parkway. Continue east on Lake Mead to Lake Las Vegas Parkway, turn left and follow the directional signs to Bella Fiore, just beyond The Falls Golf Course.
The model park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
For more information, call 558-0591 or visit pardeehomes.com.