Layering Up Luxury at 82 Meadowhawk LN, Las Vegas
An essential strategy for mastering desert weather is dressing in layers. Mornings are brisk, mid-day is sometimes scorching, and evenings can induce chills. The appeal of this house is the layering of luxury elements, similar to dressing for the desert climate. No more fashion advice, I’m much more knowledgeable about Las Vegas luxury real estate than base layers.
The curb appeal sets the tone for the layered theme of this luxury property. Distinctive landscaping and stonework in the front walkway built a sophisticated first impression. The entry garden is lush without an overdone feel.
Designed by renowned architect Quinn Boesenecker, the interior is a combination of sleek, modern compositions and classic materials for a, yes, layered visual effect. The woodwork throughout the home is striking – especially the way Boesenecker positioned exposed beams near highly lacquered accent pieces. An office near the entry door, with leather wall tiles, is a prime example of this combination.
The wine room is adjacent to the formal dining room. It holds its treasures with wall-mounted custom racks that allow for label-out bottle positioning. Never waste time searching for your favorite vintage in this setup.
A formal dining room with a butler’s pantry connecting to the kitchen is a classic take on modern dining. Butler’s pantries are vanishing in the age of “open concept,” so it’s nice to see one sneak into a luxury home.
The kitchen is stocked with Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances, plus an inner and outer bar area, making kitchen gathering easy. Everyone knows guests like to linger in the kitchen, and with this seating concept, there is ample room for the whole snacking crew. The kitchen cabinetry continues with the lacquered wood theme for a layered shine in this area as well.
Entertaining Made Easy
Some interior arrangements aim for a dramatic effect, and while this home certainly makes a grand impression, it is also practical. Case in point, the wet bar at the corner of the living space, with windows for passing food and beverages through to the outdoors. There is a glass pocket wall, but the weather isn’t always conducive to all-the-way-out-door entertaining, so the window is a brilliant option.
Another example of thoughtful placement is the sunken swim-up barbecue and bar next to the swimming pool. Outdoor living is given in the Valley with all the sunny days. The placement of the kitchen next to the pool makes sense. Just tell the kids of all ages to cannonball on the opposite end of the food.
Upstairs is a game room that, at the touch of a button, converts to a movie theater with the screen, projector, and blackout shades all descending from hidden pockets in the ceiling. One wall of this room is sliding glass so you can adjust the dimensions depending on the occasion.
Life On The Ridge
The location of 82 Meadowhawk is front and center golf course frontage on The Bear’s Best golf course. Living on a golf course in other cities is desirable, but in Las Vegas, it’s a whole other white-dimpled-ball game. The Bear’s Best is a premier course, hand-stitched by Jack Nicklaus himself. Nicklaus personally chose the design as a compilation of his favorite hole designs from Nicklaus courses all over the world.
The distinction brings golfers from all over the world, as well as a few famous faces. Check your hair before going out to sip coffee poolside, because you never know.
You also have the clubhouse at Bear’s Best at your disposal as a Ridges resident. They offer casual dining for players and guests both. The kitchen also provides catering services for your casual gatherings. Plus a full-service bar for a beverage whether you birdied that last hole or are heading home from the office.
An exclusive perk for owners at The Ridges is Club Ridges. The Club is a recreational retreat with a resort-style pool, championship-level tennis facilities, and organized activities for all ages. Kids attend fun day camps or parent’s night out fun. Adult fitness seekers have the option of joining cycling groups or booking a personal training session, plus dozens of other exercise choices.
To fully appreciate the details of this discerningly designed home, you must see it for yourself. Contact me for a tour of the property and the lifestyle The Ridges provides.