LVing: Family-friendly living, open kitchens and more
Room for the Family
Situated in the northwest part of town near several parks, 3504 Tenaya Way is an ideal family-friendly property. You won’t feel you’re right on top of your neighbors with the ¼-acre lot and spacious backyard, which boasts a grassy area with space for a children’s playset plus a sparkling pool with a coveted retractable cover for added safety and security. The landscaping with plenty of trees offers ample shade, and there is both a covered patio and an uncovered paved area perfect for a patio dining set.
The 2,684-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home also has a formal living room, formal dining room, a separate family room and a den/office perfect for setting up a home office or just a secluded retreat from the rest of the family’s main living area. It’s easy to envision the family gathered by the fireplace for game night.
The roomy layout doesn’t stop in the main part of the home. The three-car garage makes it easy to accommodate everyone’s vehicles, keeping them cooler and out of the Las Vegas heat.
Stainless steel appliances, functional recessed lighting and cabinets galore highlight the kitchen, which also features a breakfast bar and space for another dining area. There’s plenty of counter space to put your chef skills to use. This pet-friendly home has a pet door off of the kitchen so your four-legged friends can come and go as they please.
The formal dining room off the living room includes a wet bar to serve up cocktails.
Relax and unwind in the roomy master bedroom, which feels even larger than it already is with a unique multi-level vaulted ceiling, which creates a cozy alcove off to the side for the perfect sitting area.
The master bath features dual sinks and a large soaking tub with storage space around it so your bath products don’t have to jockey for space with your partner’s. The large walk-in closet with custom shelving gives enough space to keep your New Year’s resolution beyond January and actually stay organized. The organization doesn’t stop there as the den/office space includes gorgeous built-in shelving and cabinetry.
3504 Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, $425,000, 702.561.4369
Open to Anything
It’s long been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Open-concept kitchens have become the norm as a home’s cooking space has been integrated as an extension of the living room. Let’s face it: for some buyers, a line of sight from the kitchen to the TV is key. It certainly does make it easier to play along on Chopped. Colleen McCullough of Toll Brothers notes, “the kitchen became almost outfitted with furniture in the beautiful appliances that are made now, which seem more like works of art. It’s so beautiful how it’s all integrated into making that gathering space so special.”
Kitchens aren’t just for the inside of the home any longer. Areas like Las Vegas boast beautiful weather for the vast majority of the year, which simply begs people to spend more time outside. The creation of full outdoor kitchens is on the rise with everything from fire pits for s’mores to custom pizza ovens to elaborate barbecue setups. Realtor Tamara Heidel notes, “The outdoor living area having a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen facility—those are all key. People are really looking at yards and trying to figure out how they’re going to install those.”