Dwell: Turnkey tranquility, the latest trends and more
A Perfect Model
If you’re looking for turnkey tranquility in the Summerlin area, it’s time to slide into the fully furnished Wakefield model home in the coveted Regency subdivision. This one-story, two-bedroom, three-bath custom home from Toll Brothers maximizes its 2,414 square feet to feel like it’s even larger.
Regency is Toll Brothers’ first Active Adult Community for residents age 55+. The guard-gated community includes access to an expansive clubhouse complex with a fitness center, indoor pool, indoor spa, recreation room, barbecue area, fire pit and tennis courts.
This upgraded-to-the max model home includes everything you’ll see when you tour it, including electronics like Samsung 75-inch TVs, gorgeous furnishings plus indoor and outdoor appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Ferguson.
The creatively crafted outdoor area seamlessly blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living as the space feels like one cohesive entertaining area. Enter the backyard through the massive multipanel sliding doors off the living room and you’ll find a space even HGTV designers would envy.
The palatial patio includes a spacious outdoor kitchen with its own entertainment wall featuring a large TV, so you can grill some steaks without missing a minute of your favorite shows. A fire pit faces the Las Vegas Strip so you can take in the city view. There’s even a sunken lounging pit for the EVO tabletop grill, so you can invite your friends over to live out your secret Benihana dreams.
This residence has a genuinely unique floor plan. The secluded den is a private retreat that could offer a quiet space for work or play, or make the ideal media room, where cheering on your favorite team wouldn’t impact the rest of the family. Custom closets include recessed lighting and shelving to show off your wardrobe and make everything easily accessible. The master bath has a modern soaking tub with a view where you can unwind while staring off into the sunset.
As if that’s not enough, there’s a three-car garage and even golf cart parking.
6708 Regency Ridge Court, $1,568,995. 702.308.9670
It seems like home designers can never “agree” on a style and color palette for kitchen cabinetry and once everybody’s on a given bandwagon, they decide to switch it up and go in another direction! Today’s trend of two-tone cabinets offers something for everyone, and endless customization options. Realtor Meghan Jorgenson notes, “Everybody’s tastes are so different. A lot of the two-tone cabinets I’ve been seeing in newer homes have upper cabinets that are white and lower ones that are a darker color or a blue shade.”
Sparkle and Shine
Like most things in the home design world, countertop preferences are cyclical. While granite has been the go-to choice for what seems like forever, it’s now time for quartz countertops to shine, quite literally. Realtor Tamara Heidel has observed, “Quartz is more popular than granite lately. The modern vibe is more focused on clean lines. The quartz can even have sparkle in it for greater design options. People like that really neat and clean look.” Who knows how long quartz will have sovereignty, but we do know it will be a sparkly reign!
Expert View: Tamara Heidel
While Realtor Tamara Heidel is the owner and broker at her own boutique brokerage in Las Vegas, she’s quick to remind clients she’s a member of “Team Heidel.” She exudes the it-takes-a-village spirit when she genuinely raves about her team of real estate experts. “When you get one of us, you get us all. It’s a very intimate and caring process with Team Heidel. We love what we do and we love our clients. I know it sounds so clichéd, but it’s true.”
Heidel recognizes that while most buyers focus their attention solely on purchase price, there are a lot of extra things they forget about. “It’s the repair costs, the extra fees; it’s figuring out the moving, the logistics if they have a house to sell. It’s all those little things I think they don’t consider.”
Her first conversation with prospective buyers addresses their wish lists and her second verifies qualifications and feasibility of purchasing what they desire. Her third conversation helps buyers address the myriad items they may not have considered. “I promptly send them a net sheet with an estimation of all of their costs and what they can expect up front, which eliminates a lot of problems.”
Team Heidel’s goal is to treat clients like family and their business built on referrals is a testament to their success in that mission.