The Odds Are Great You’ll Love This $17.5 Million Vegas Property

The high-powered glam of the Las Vegas Strip and its casinos, restaurants, nightclubs and theaters beckons. The city’s historic Downtown and its newfound hipster vibe is calling.

Not your kind of action? No worries: Lake Las Vegas and its watersports is nearby as is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area encompassing Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and 1.5 million acres of Western mountains, canyons and valleys. A half-hour drive north takes you to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and its towering red sandstone peaks and Native American petroglyphs.

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The choice is yours ― or you can just chill out in this spectacular tranquil oasis in Henderson, Nevada, that features stunning views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, the Strip (particularly the neon light show at night), DragonRidge Golf Course, and the surrounding mountains.

Nestled high in the peaks of the exclusive neighborhood of MacDonald Highlands, 681 Tranquil Rim Court offers the best of both worlds.

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The amenitized grounds were designed for an active lifestyle and feature a basketball half-court, multiple sitting areas and a lavish pool. (The Ivan Sher Group)

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Pass over a unique walking bridge through a beautifully landscaped courtyard to reach the front door of this 17,868-square-foot custom home that features eight bedrooms, 11 baths and parking for nine cars spread over nearly an acre of prime land. A guest casita is also accessible from the courtyard. Note the regal stonework, a highlight carried throughout the house and grounds, and an architectural nod to the area’s striking desert rock formations.

“The beautiful finishes took my breath away,” says Ivan Sher, the listing Realtor who has seen (and sold) quite a few luxury estates over 23 years handling high-end properties in the Las Vegas area.

The 17,868-square-foot custom home features eight bedrooms, 11 baths and parking for nine cars spread over nearly an acre of land in the MacDonald Highlands area. (The Ivan Sher Group)

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“You only see the courtyard gate, you don’t know what you are walking into ― (then you enter) this extremely layered, wonderfully thought-out landscape architecture, trees shooting up. There is just so much more dimension. They planned it right ― didn’t miss a beat,” the agent shares.

That was intentional, says Pinnacle Architecture Studio’s Quinn Boesenecker. The setting “was a sloped site, so we followed the design with the lay of the land. This allowed us to create a very impressive front elevation that greets you when you arrive. This gives the impression of a single-story home with a variety of elevation heights and material changes to create interest.”

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The MacDonald Highlands is an affluent residential area in Henderson nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountain. (The Ivan Sher Group)

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Boesenecker also notes that the site had “fantastic views and endless possibilities. … tiering the house from right to left, but also stepping it down, which created a lot of interest. The house flows seamlessly to follow the natural grade of the lot.”

Enter through a glass pivot door to an imposing foyer and living room with floor-to-second-story ceiling windows that take in a slice of the majestic views from every room. “In Las Vegas, the Strip is our ocean,” says Sher. “Wherever you go in this compound, the Strip is shimmering in the distance.”

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Luxury finishes abound. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass open to a wrap-around terrace balcony. (The Ivan Sher Group)

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Next up: A grand dining room with an adjacent walk-in wine cellar, and a rotunda library with a view of a spiraling staircase below. Step into the chef’s-style kitchen featuring top-line appliances, island and bar seating for six, then segue into the adjoining great room, which is truly great: a huge family gathering area with a wet bar, breakfast nook and its own covered balcony.

The lower floor offers a sunken living room that opens to a patio, wet bar, billiards room, or private dining room; a pair of guest suites open to the pool deck. Another wing has a full gym with an equipment room, steam room and private bath with shower.

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The residence was designed to be automated by the push of a button and features the latest in smart home techology, security systems and audio/video equipment. (The Ivan Sher Goup)

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Back upstairs, the primary suite includes a separate sitting room with fireplace, bath with dual sinks, huge soaking tub, walk-in double showers, and a large walk-in two-story closet with access to the highest point in the house: a private rooftop balcony with breathtaking views.

The man who designed it gets the last word: “There are a lot of things that make this custom residence one of my favorites,” says Boesenecker. “The sweeping curved roofs add an elegant look … each living space is in perfect proportion to each other.

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The property enjoys spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, the Las Vegas Strip, Dragon Ridge Golf Course, and surrounding mountains. (The Ivan Sher Group)

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“There’s a great mixture of elements, such as copper, iron, quartz stone, concrete and glass. The house itself is a never-ending journey from one space to another.”