If there’s one thing Southern Nevada’s homebuilders know how to do, it is personalize a home that its inhabitants will adore. They can switch a butler’s pantry into a study or home office. They can make multiple bedrooms appear out of nowhere. Game rooms can become libraries or loft spaces. Garages can go from two-car to three-car in the blink of an eye. Beyond flexibility, homes in Southern Nevada are decked out with a slew of unique features you can become passionate about such as Nevada rooms, dual master suite closets, bedroom balconies, and dual kitchen islands. Whether it’s a single level or two-story, modern or traditional, comes with a built-in covered patio or casita, the builders of the Las Vegas Valley can build a home you will fall in love with over and over again.


Cited as Distinctive Homes’ most popular floor plan, new homebuyers have called Mediterranean Villa both “beautiful” and “exceptional.”

Canyons Estates’ homebuyers especially love the Mediterranean Villa’s open floor plan and the generous space that makes the home flexible. Cited as Distinctive Homes’ most popular floor plan, new homebuyers have called the home’s design “beautiful,” “exceptional” and “perfect for our needs because we can make it our own.”

As mentioned, the Mediterranean Villa design is a very flexible plan that the buyer can adapt to their family’s needs. For example, there can be up to six bedrooms plus a library. Also, there is plenty of room for additions and modifications to the basic plan.

Beyond the home’s flexible use of space, homebuyers love the fact that the homes use energy-efficient modern technology. And that the master suite is designed to be a romantic retreat away from the everyday business of the household.

Distinctive Homes offers 66 standard features — cultured marble countertops, garden tub, granite vanities, double sinks, and two walk-in closets in the master suite — that many builders consider upgrades. Among the most popular options is the addition of a fireplace in the master suite as well as the option to add a jetted tub.

The Mediterranean style homes at Canyons Estates range in size from 2,931 to 4,658 square feet and are priced from $401,990.

To visit Canyons Estates from Las Vegas Blvd., go west on Sunset to Valley View, then go south to Warm Springs. From I-15, take Russell Road west to Valley View, than go south to Warm Springs. And from I-215, go south on Decatur to Warm Springs, then east to Valley View. www.dhlv.com


The Tuscan style homes at Dunhill Homes’ Tuscany Village range in size from 1,438 to 2,683 square feet and are priced starting from $164,990.

Dunhill Homes’ Modena 2443 plan at Tuscany Village is so flexible that it can be built with up to five bedrooms. Flexibility is the key word for the homes at Tuscany Village. Homebuyers love the ability to customize the home and the openness of the plan, especially on the first floor. “Our homebuyers definitely love the option of a first-floor bedroom and bath in this model,” said sales associate Marietta Manayan. “For those who want additional bedrooms, it is the only plan in the community that offers up to five bedrooms.”

Other popular options to personalize the Modena 2443 plan are those for a third bedroom and bath in lieu of the first floor home office. The two-car garage, which is built with standard bonus storage space, can also be built as a three-car garage, on selected lots. Upstairs, a spacious game room can be built as an additional bedroom with a loft. In the master bath, the shower can be built as a luxury bath with a large shower allowing couples to save water and shower together in a beautiful, spacious walk-in shower.

Dunhill Homes is known for its standard features that are only offered as luxury upgrades in other communities. The Modena 2443 at Tuscany Village includes Dunhill Homes’ signature valet as a standard feature. It also includes a walk-in kitchen pantry and bonus space in the garage. Every home in Tuscany Village is built with standard paver driveways, granite kitchen countertops, cultured marble countertops in the baths and tankless water heaters.

The Tuscan style homes range in size from 1,438 to 2,683 square feet and are priced starting from $164,990.

To visit Tuscany Village, take Lake Mead Drive in Henderson heading east. Follow the signs to the community and turn left on Mohawk Drive to the main entrance. Tuscany’s sales office is located at 1549 Olivia Parkway and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 702.873.7287. www.DunhillHomes.com


Standout features in Lennar’s 3,864 Plan at Madison Grove are a beautiful formal dining space and vaulted ceilings.

Labeled by the team at Lennar as the ultimate home for families of all shapes and sizes, the 3,864 Plan offers homebuyers numerous room options. With so many room options, families appreciate that they can customize the plan to fit their needs which includes a second master bedroom option downstairs and up to seven bedrooms. Additionally, 3,864 Plan comes standard with a giant bonus room and library area.

In the realm of standout features that are cause for a second look, the plan offers a well-appointed entry with a beautiful formal dining space and vaulted ceilings. Plus, the large master bedroom is removed from the secondary bedrooms allowing for privacy.

The plan’s standard features are GE appliances, granite countertops, extra tall maple cabinetry with crown molding, home automation, radiant barrier roof sheathing, and ENERGY STAR® certification. In addition, the home is part of Lennar’s Everything’s Included program, and is available for a quick move-in.

The Western Contemporary homes at Madison Grove range in size from 2,544 to 3,864 square feet and are priced from the mid-$200,000s.

To visit Madison Grove from the 215 Beltway, take the Hualapai exit heading north. Make a left on Elkhorn, turn right on Egan Crest Road. The community is on the right hand side. www.lennar.com/lasvegas


Residence Three at Durango Ranch includes a kitchen large enough for two islands.

Sunrooms don’t bode well in the desert, but enclosed Nevada Rooms, like the one featured in Residence Three at Pardee’s Durango Ranch, do. A climate-controlled indoor/outdoor spot, Pardee’s unique Nevada Room overlooks a large back yard.

Other singular offerings included in Residence Three are two kitchen islands, a centrally located great room, a separate game room, and a three-bay expanded garage or optional four-bay garage with rear roll-up door.

Beyond all the unique amenities, families love the luxury of space that allows places for gathering throughout this approximately 3,849-square-foot home. Homebuyers are happy to find the rare single-story home of nearly 4,000 square feet of living space on lots large enough to include an optional detached casita.

Pardee’s Residence Three model is available in a Ranch style as well as Spanish or Italian and standard features include four bedrooms, 3-1/2 bathrooms, den, game room, covered patio and three-bay garage. Optional features are a fifth bedroom in lieu of the den, four-bay garage with rear roll-up door, enclosed Nevada Room, office with French doors in lieu of bedroom four, and a separate casita with approximately 500 square feet of living space.

Durango Ranch is also part of Pardee Homes’ LivingSmart® program that includes standard and optional measures that boost energy efficiency, save water, improve indoor air quality and encourage material conservation with the use of recycled or sustainable resources.

Durango Ranch features all single-story floor plans that range in size from approximately 2,972 to 4,142 square feet, with optional casitas. The homes at Durango Ranch are priced from approximately $378,490.

To reach Durango Ranch from Interstate 15, take Blue Diamond Road/State Route 160 west to Durango Drive. Turn right on Durango and turn right at Pebble Road.  The model homes and sales office are ahead on the right. www.pardeehomes.com


The Dominic floorplan offers standard features of maple cabinets, granite kitchen countertops, gourmet kitchen, dual walk-in pantries, and stainless-steel appliances.

Among the many design possibilities of homes at Loma Pointe, the built-in covered patio featured in the Dominic floorplan is a showstopper allowing homebuyers to enjoy the great outdoors while still inside. Homebuyers are also enchanted with the builder’s flexible room configurations as well as the plan’s romantic master suite.

The home’s standard features include maple cabinets, granite kitchen countertops, gourmet kitchen with dual walk-in pantries, stainless-steel appliances, and a deluxe master bath. The plan’s options are a formal dining with butler’s pantry in lieu of study; bedroom in lieu of teen room; second master suite; bay window at master; extended or third and fourth garage bays.

The open floorplans and spaciously designed homes at Loma Pointe range between 2,050 to 2,550 square feet and are priced from the mid-$200,000s.

To visit Loma Pointe from Hwy 95, go east on Ann Road, past Rainbow. Community is on the left. http://richmondamerican.com/Find-Your-Home/Nevada/Las-Vegas/Loma-Pointe/Homes-for-Sale/Homes-for-Sale-List.aspx


Although all the fabulous amenities found in the homes at Auburn and Bradford are a bonus, Ryland’s buyers most love that when they can buy the Coral model with minimal fuss.

Homebuyers love the grand feel of the master bedroom suite in the Coral floorplan at Ryland’s Auburn and Bradford communities. It is the most popular part of the home, due to all of its luxurious features which include a rotunda entrance as well as retreat and spacious master bathroom with dual master suite closets. A balcony attached to the master bedroom also adds to the luxurious feel of the master bedroom suite. With the balcony off the bedroom, retreat for spending time relaxing, and the large corner bathtub in the bathroom, most Ryland buyers love the thought of spending a lot of time in the space.

In addition, the Coral floorplan offers both a formal living and dining space as well as a great room. Great rooms are currently trendy but Ryland’s buyers appreciate formal living spaces as well. Another rare feature is the courtyard off the kitchen, which is great for entertaining. With regard to options, the plan offers a fifth bedroom.

Although all the fabulous amenities are a bonus, buyers most love that when they look at the model and they can buy the floorplan with minimal fuss, according to the team at Ryland. The way new homebuyers see the space is the layout they will get.

Surprised that Ryland has been able to fit such a large and oversized space in homes of this size variance, the square footage of homes built at Auburn and Bradford range from 1,748 to 3,099 square feet. All three styles of elevations are available for this plan.

To reach Bradford Sales Center and model homes, take I-215, exit Hualapai Way North, head west on Dorrell Ln. and south on Shaumber Rd. Turn right on Barnacle Ave., right on Ditmars St. and right on Sheepshead Bay. Sales Center and models are located straight ahead. www.RylandVegas.com


Styled in the manner of traditional ‘high desert’ architecture, the homes at Warmington’s Northern Terrace range between 1,529 to 3,401 square feet and are priced from the mid-$100,000s to low $200,000s.

New homebuyers are most pleased to find Plan 6 – Bellamy at Warmington’s Northern Terrace has not one but two walk-in closets in the master bedroom. In addition to all the closet space, the master bedroom suite is cozy and private. Another appealing part of the floorplan’s sleeping space is the home’s very large secondary bedroom.

Value has been another attractive feature as new homebuyers are gratified by the amount of space, flexibility, and included community amenities (i.e. membership to The Club at Northern Terrace) the homebuilder provides.

Standard features in Plan 6 – Bellamy include three bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths within 2,331 square feet along with dramatic two-tone paint interior color schemes, GE appliances, solid surface countertops, energy-efficient radiant roof barrier sheeting, and ENERGY STAR® certification. Plus all residents get automatic membership to The Club at Northern Terrace.

Options include additional bedrooms as this home can go from its standard three-bedroom configuration to a five-bedroom home. Plus buyers may add a lower-level bedroom, a loft, and an enhanced master bath that includes a soaking tub and separate shower.

Styled in the manner of traditional ‘high desert’ architecture, the homes at Warmington’s Northern Terrace range in size between 1,529 to 3,401 square feet and are priced from the mid-$100,000s to low-$200,000s.

From the 215 Beltway exit Hualapai and go north for approximately 1.2 miles. Go left on Farm Road for ½ mile, past Egan Crest Way and turn right on Crescent Mountain Street, first left on Silver Peak Run Drive, first left on Mount Victoria Lane and the sales office will be on the right. ww.HomesByWarmington.com/LasVegas

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