Summerlin offers outdoor living space

In Summerlin, home builders are required to incorporate at least 15 percent of outdoor living space into the design of their homes. This means Summerlin homes come standard with a variety of outdoor living features including covered patios, loggias, balconies, sun decks, porches, and rooftop decks.

A unique and increasingly popular feature are the front balconies that adorn the front of a home’s exterior, providing a vantage point and adding architectural interest to a home’s facade.

According to Danielle Bisterfeldt, senior vice president of marketing and customer experience for Summerlin, seamless indoor-outdoor living has long been a hallmark of community homes, and the new trend in front balconies is the next design evolution that brings the outdoors in for a more experiential life.

“It’s a lot more fun to be outside,” Bisterfeldt said. “Front balconies not only invite residents to go out more often, they add extra interest. Additionally, Summerlin’s higher elevation provides views from many vantage points, and the forward-facing balconies can help take advantage of the community’s location along the elevated western edge of the valley adjacent to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

In the new neighborhood of Redpoint Square west of the 215 Beltway and overlooking the valley on high topography are three neighborhoods with houses that include front balconies. Obsidian by Woodside Homes offers five floor plans, each with a unique configuration of balconies on multiple sides. Obsidian ranges from 1,355 square feet to 1,899 square feet in two- and three-story elevations, starting at around $ 400,000.

Moro Pointe of Richmond American Homes, also located in Redpoint Square, offers two-story semi-detached homes with two floor plans at 1,510 square feet and 1,520 square feet, priced at $ 400,000. The balconies at the front of the house at Moro Pointe extend the living space, making these contemporary homes even more desirable and experiential.

Ascent by KB Home, also in Redpoint Square, offers a six-floor plan townhouse with private balcony ranging from 1,448 square feet to 1,860 square feet, priced from $ 300,000.

Sandalwood by Tri Pointe Homes in the Village of Stonebridge, offers six floor plans in a mix of one and two story elevations, with balconies throughout to take advantage of Stonebridge’s exceptional location next to Red Rock Canyon and overlooking The valley. Stonebridge homes range from 2,821 square feet to 4,454 square feet, with prices ranging from $ 900,000 to over $ 1 million.

At Mesa Ridge by Toll Brothers in the village of Mesa, ten one- and two-story floor plans offer an abundance of outdoor living options, including front-facing balconies. Homes range from 3,236 square feet to 5,007 square feet, priced at over $ 1 million.

Trilogy by Shea Homes in the Village of South Square offers condominiums for people aged 55 and over with nine floor plans ranging from 1,776 square feet to 2,915 square feet, priced at $ 600,000.

And finally, Mira Villa by Toll Brothers in the village of The Canyons, also offers condominium living with plenty of balconies with all walk-in elevations. Floor plans range from 2,052 square feet to 3,724 square feet, with prices ranging from $ 900,000 to over $ 1 million.

“With the natural beauty of the area and the beautiful parks, trails, golf courses and streetscapes of the community, it’s no wonder that most residents want to spend as much time as possible outdoors, in starting with their own home, ”Bisterfeldt said.

Now entering its 31st year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other southern Nevada community.

This includes over 250 parks of all sizes; community centers, swimming pools and events reserved for residents; Over 150 miles of interconnected trails; 10 golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and a performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; places of worship representing a dozen different denominations; office parks; and neighborhood shopping centers. Downtown Summerlin offers fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort and office towers. City National Arena is home to the training center for the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League. The Las Vegas Ballpark is a world-class AAA baseball stadium and home to the Las Vegas Aviators.

In total, Summerlin offers nearly 115 floor plans in 19 neighborhoods across eight distinct villages and neighborhoods. The homes, built by many of the country’s top home builders, come in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhouses, ranging in price from $ 300,000 to over $ 1 million.

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