If Las Vegas is America’s playground, then nearby Henderson could be considered America’s home building playground. The Nevada community is frequently the site of the National Association of Home Builders annual New American Home–a demonstration residence for showing off the latest and greatest technologies, materials and features.
Over the years the desert city has become a showplace for contemporary architecture. Among luxury homes now for sale in the gated Ascaya neighborhood is an artistic two-story built five years ago.
Evident from the curb is that the custom home designed by Swaback Partners is a study in contrasts. The curved wall ushering the way to the entry stands in contrast to the boxy geometric shapes of the popped-out portions of the mostly flat roof.
The wedge shape of the house—wider in the front—shelters the entire back side of the house, which is covered in windows that look out on views of the canyon, city and surrounding mountain range, bringing in light yet protecting privacy.
A large pivoting front door sets the tone for the modern interiors, which integrate natural stone, organic materials and neutral tones. Pocket doors connect the 8,723 square feet of living space to the outdoors.
The light-filled two-story foyer opens directly to the great room—also two stories tall. A long two-sided fireplace sits between the great room and the formal dining room.
A glass-fronted wine display and storage wall is at one end of the long dining space. Modern light features and elegant chandeliers continue throughout the home.
The kitchen features a two-level island with bar seating, a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel appliances. It opens to an al fresco dining area and a family room.
The floating-style staircase with glass railings leads to a frosted catwalk accessing the upstairs bedrooms, which have balconies. The primary suite also has a dressing room and sitting room. There are a total of four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, three three-quarter bathrooms and a powder room.
The 1.34-acre property includes a custom infinity pool and spa, built-in outdoor kitchen and fire pits. The attached garage contains four parking spaces.
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