Spacious and Stunning

One of the most desirable locations to live near the Las Vegas Strip is Panorama Towers, rising 400 feet and offering some spectacular views of the Strip and beyond. And one of the most desirable residences has just become available, a corner unit that showcases both Strip and mountain views. Do not hesitate on this one; it’s probably going fast.

This 2,173-square-foot unit, listed by Mahsheed Barghisavar of Mahsheed Real Estate, features two bedrooms (the master has a tub and shower) and three bathrooms, so there’s more than enough room to host company and parties. It also includes more than $230,000 in upgrades, including granite and onyx countertops, gold leaf backsplash, massive wet bar, marble floors, four drop-down ceilings with changing fluorescent lights, wall scones with matching drapes, 64-bottle wine chiller, French kitchen décor with custom cabinets, a separate Frigidaire professional refrigerator and freezer, and electric shades throughout.

The interior is super-inviting, very spacious with an oversized living area, dining (or office) area, floor-to-ceiling windows and two balconies, one overlooking the Strip and another facing the mountains. Beautiful sunsets, anyone?

We haven’t even gotten to the amenities Panorama Towers offers! There’s a pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lounging areas; a private cabana facing the pool area; separate his-and-her spa facilities, including individual massage, sauna and steam rooms; a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym including yoga and Pilates area; a concierge ready to assist at any time of day; valet service focused on meeting your every need; conference room for meetings or special functions; spacious large-screen theater room; and for you oenophiles, a wine cellar.

This luxury high-rise is also the closest residential property to the new Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders. No parking hassles and just minutes away!

4575 Dean Martin Dr., No. 1812, $875,000. 702.769.6274. License No. B.1001928

Tiny Marvels

Tiny houses aren’t the only homes where residents should maximize space. The shift toward a less-is-more mentality is continuing on into 2020 as home buyers seek to increase space and decrease clutter via both multipurpose furnishings and design elements. Features like modernized Murphy beds that can be tucked away and furniture including storage benches can bring multifunctional spaces to life with minimal effort. A playroom by day can become an entertaining space with just a bit of creative cabinetry. –Allison Duck

A Win for Everyone

Hardwood floors were once the coveted amenity in a home. While hardwoods are still beautiful, modern builders and renovators are opting for tile, including tile that looks like hardwoods. Get the beauty without the fuss. Wood plank tile floors are durable, easier to clean and maintain, plus dog owners no longer have to worry about scratches from Fido. Ideal for the hot Vegas temperatures that can dry out and crack wood, tile is the less-stress flooring option you need to consider.

Expert Look: Uri Vaknin

“Real estate has been in my blood,” says Uri Vaknin, owner and investor of a condominium portfolio in Las Vegas, and partner in private equity firm KRE Capital. “I grew up in real estate. My uncle was a property owner and developer … and when I was a kid, I used to spend the summers helping him out.”

After years in real estate on the East Coast, Vaknin brought his talents to Las Vegas to work with high-rise condos in the KRE Capital portfolio, including The Ogden and Juhl in Downtown Las Vegas and One Las Vegas on the south Strip.

One amenity Vaknin cannot stress enough is the swimming pool. “In Las Vegas, the pool is your second living room,” he said. “When people look to buy a condo in Las Vegas, they want a fabulous pool. The first thing we did when we bought these buildings was really enhance the pool. At One Las Vegas, the whole concept was an oasis in the desert.”

With resort-style amenities like that, Vaknin shrewdly points out now is the time to buy because, “Compared to other major markets like California and New York, we are still an unbelievable value. You can buy a giant three-bedroom condo for what you would pay for a studio or one-bedroom in any of those markets.”

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