Couple stumbles onto ‘dream’ home at Madeira Canyon

Longtime Southern Nevada residents and property management specialists Chuck and Linda Castle said they weren’t even looking for a new home when they discovered Del Webb’s Club at Madeira Canyon neighborhood in Henderson. Now they call it the home of their dreams.

“We were living in a very nice neighborhood in the southeast valley, but knew that one day we would like to find a luxurious single-story home in a community that offered a unique and more suburban-feeling location,” Linda Castle said. “One day, we happened to be driving through the Madeira Canyon community and, on a whim, decided to stop and look at the models at the Club at Madeira Canyon. As soon as we saw the neighborhood and walked into the Andora model, it was love at first sight. It was the home we had always talked about owning someday. We both said, ‘We have to do this.'”

The Castles said their first impression upon entering the Club at Madeira Canyon was the unique architecture of the homes and the overall community.

“We have traveled extensively through Europe and what we saw at Madeira Canyon was reminiscent of some of the finest Mediterranean villas we had seen,” Linda Castle said. “Another attraction for us is that The Club at Madeira Canyon offers 11 models — each with a choice of elevation styles and colors, which creates more of a custom feel, where no two homes look exactly alike.

“We also love the elevation of the area and the scenic views from various vantage points within the community and were pleased to be able to select a home site that gives us views of both the Las Vegas city lights and the nearby mountains.”

The Club at Madeira Canyon is the only Del Webb neighborhood in Southern Nevada open to homeowners of all ages. Buyers have a choice of 11 floor plan designs (in three elevation styles), ranging from 2,096 to 4,817 square feet, with up to five bedrooms and 51/2 baths. Prices start in the $500,000s.

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

The Andora design selected by the Castles is a 2,096-square-foot home that features two bedrooms, den, great room, two baths and a three-car garage. An optional casita can replace the separate one-car garage.

“We loved the Andora immediately because upon entering the home, you walk into an immense and open great room area,” Linda Castle said. “We’ve always liked homes that do not have a lot of walls and halls and the Andora is a tremendously open and livable home.”

Since moving in, the Castles report that they’ve enjoyed the lifestyle provided by The Club at Madeira Canyon, including the community clubhouse.

“Coincidentally,” said Chuck Castle, “the first day we visited Club Madeira, Del Webb was hosting an open house at the clubhouse that evening and invited us to stop by. We did, and were surprised to meet quite a few people we knew who were already living here. That made it seem even more like buying a home here was meant to be for us.”

Homeowners in The Club at Madeira Canyon have access to a private clubhouse facility with a swimming pool and spa; cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, exercise room, conference room with flat-screen monitors, teen lounges with computers and a television and sports courts.

The lifestyle also includes social events such as themed pool parties, movie nights, restaurant samplings and other get-togethers. Residents may also schedule services such as massage therapy.

Del Webb homes are constructed with Environments for Living building technology. With cellulose insulation and dual-pane, vinyl-framed low-e windows, homeowners benefit from cleaner air and lower power bills.

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, Moen faucets, Kohler plumbing fixtures, General Electric appliances and Zodiaq natural quartz surfaces.

To visit, take the southern portion of Interstate 215, 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 signs to the model park.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Wednesday when it opens at noon. For more information, call 403-1681 or visit

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