Creating a new hillside community within MacDonald Highlands, one of the top luxury communities in Las Vegas, called for careful consideration in home placement. The design solution was to terrace the streets down the hillside, and place the multi-level homes on the uphill side of the street and the single-level homes on the downhill side of the street. This way every home enjoys unobstructed views over the valley below. Sweeping views of city lights, the Las Vegas Strip, Dragon Ridge Country Club and the surrounding mountains from every home are enhanced with an abundance of windows and multiple outdoor spaces oriented toward the city.
Priority was placed on establishing a feeling of exclusivity while creating a community designed for move-up young professionals and move-down empty-nesters. The floor plans range from single-level living to multi-level townhomes. The homes at Vu are paired homes attached by one wall and have the feel of a single-family home with private courtyards, covered patios, terraces or decks and two-car garages. Optimizing the views and providing both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy them was a priority when designing these homes.
Four customizable floor plans, two single-level floor plans that range in size from 2,841 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet with the options, and two multi-level plans that range from 2,639 square feet with options for more than 3,600 square feet. Some of the features of the various plans include an entertaining kitchen, dual master suites, a large great room, den, office, game room, courtyard, covered patio and multiple decks.
Pulling inspiration from the Greek island of Santorini, these townhomes are designed with simple forms, clean lines and a cool color palette of whites, creams and blues.
The second level kitchen is tucked behind the floating stairs while remaining open to the great room.
To enhance the views from inside the home, the design features spacious, open floor plans with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple outdoor spaces oriented toward the city view.
In a modern four-story home that emphasizes views, openness and artistry the choice to design floating stairs was an obvious one. KTGY used the stairs to celebrate the transition between all 4 levels. The concrete levitating treads serve to reinforce the expansive feeling established in the home, offer a visual connection between spaces and allow light to flood the stairwell and the rooms beyond. Glass and metal handrails further push this theme of connectivity. These eye-catching stairs carry your eye upward and provide a gallery space for large pieces of art to be displayed and enjoyed.
The master suite, located on the third level provides homeowners with a tranquil retreat with stunning views.
A fourth story penthouse game-room provides additional entertaining spaces and sweeping views of the valley and Strip.
Single-level plans are placed on the downhill side of the street allowing all homes unobstructed views of the valley below.
The great room is designed to flow seamlessly into the backyard.
The main flooring, large format tile, continues through to the exterior, wood ceiling treatments on the inside extend to the outside patio helping to create a seamless transition between the inside and outside.
Orienting the master suite along the rear of the home and providing floor-to-ceiling glazing allows homeowners to fall asleep looking at the twinkling lights. Rather than closing the master bath off from the views, designers opted to create an enclave, connecting the bedroom and bathroom, in which to place the deep soaking tub. A pop of color delineates the space uniquely from both the bedroom and the rest of the bathroom area.
The kitchens are designed as entertaining spaces with appliances hidden within sleek cabinetry.
- Design Tec
- NUVIS Landscape Architecture
- Christopher Homes
- Studio J Inc.