Set just south of its glitzy sister, Las Vegas, is Nevada’s second-largest city: Henderson. In some ways, it seems a world away.
Exuding many small-town aspects, the city boasts farmers markets, 180 miles of trails, a pond-filled bird-viewing preserve and lion sanctuary.
Over the years, this foil to Vegas has attracted the likes of actor Tony Curtis, the NBA’s Paul Pierce and singer Mary Wilson, among other notables, to its real estate scene.
Recently put on the market is a luxury residence in Henderson’s master-planned MacDonald Highlands. Made up of five custom-home neighborhoods in the foothills of Black Mountain, along the edge of the McCullough Range, the gated community centers on the DragonRidge Country Club with its 18-hole championship golf course.
This sanctuary-like home is in Dragon Gate, which consists of 12 hillside lots with views of the Strip, some 14 miles away. Artful and striking details such as a stone entry fountain, varying ceiling heights, clerestory windows and strategically placed skylights distinguish it from the neighboring homes.
The handsome contemporary utilizes its siting and extensive glass walls to take in sweeping city, mountain and Las Vegas views. Multislide pocket doors connect interior and exterior living spaces, extended by covered patios.
A floor-to-ceiling glass wine wall and bar adjoin the main living areas, which open to the outdoors. The fully outfitted kitchen features an open ceiling, large center island and walk-in pantry.
Pocket doors open to a balcony in the primary suite, which contains a fireplace. A dressing table, walk-in closet, steam shower and large freestanding tub make up the spa-like bathroom.
Three more en-suite bedrooms are located downstairs. There are also two half-baths within the 7,136 square feet of interiors.
A recreation room with a wet bar, a home theater and a home office with a private entry near the six-car garage are among other living spaces.
The night lights of Vegas can be viewed from the zero-edge swimming pool and spa.
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