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Imagine living among the beauty of Red Rock Canyon, where colorful sandstone formations and desert plant life join together to form one of the most engaging and scenic landscapes in Southern Nevada. Despite being federally protected, it’s actually possible to own a home within the borders of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Just turn your attention to Calico Basin. “At night it’s dark and peaceful,” says Scott Guy. “By day, it’s nice and bright.”

Guy has been a Calico Basin homeowner for more than 25 years. His property is currently up for sale and a rare opportunity to own one of just 60 lots in the community. Surrounded by pine and palm trees, Guy’s home sits on a hill, offering an extra boost of elevation to soak in unbeatable 360-degree mountain and city views.


With government restrictions preventing further residential expansion, land parcels are incredibly valuable. They offer opportunities to build spacious custom homes with swimming pools as well as tennis and basketball courts. Calico Basin is also a dream location for equestrian estates, where owners are free to ride horses into the desert and over rolling hills.

Appreciate nature along the many hiking trails of Calico Basin, which are often decorated with wildflowers in the fall. Explore Red Rock Canyon’s more than 2,000 rock climbing routes for exciting adventures. High-intensity athletes can also take to one of several cross-country mountain bike routes. If you just want to relax and enjoy the surroundings, Red Spring and Ash Spring serve as natural sources of water to support colorful vegetation, including cottonwood trees, mesquite and lush green meadows.


Look around and you’ll discover the area is also home to a host of desert animals, including wild burros, rabbits, reptiles and at higher elevation levels, bighorn sheep. “We’ve even had tortoises that walk up to the door and wander around the property,” says Guy.

Calico Basin may feel like a tranquil escape from the hustle of Las Vegas, but it’s only about five miles west of the excitement and energy of Downtown Summerlin and the Red Rock Resort. It’s even possible to reach the Strip or McCarran International Airport in less than 30 minutes.


As the Las Vegas Valley continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, the Calico Basin of Red Rock Canyon remains a protected hideaway, in which luxury and extravagance are defined by the beauty of nature. It could be the perfect place to buy or build the home of your dreams.

Is this the home for you?

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“Power Players of Real Estate”

Kamran Zand is proud to be chosen as one of to top Power Players in Las Vegas real estate for Vegas Magazine’s June edition.

Read This Feature Here | Read Full Issue Here.

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It couldn’t be a more exciting time to live in Las Vegas. As the community continues to grow, new homes hit the market and the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate a history-making debut season, the momentum is nothing short of contagious while summer draws near.

With so much energy in the air, Luxury Estates International (LEI) is proud to announce the digital release of the Spring/Summer issue of its seasonal publication. As always, the magazine shines a spotlight on the trendsetters, celebrities and industry leaders who make Las Vegas such a compelling place to live.

In the new issue, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel opens up to LEI about her new home in Lake Las Vegas, why she chose to settle in the valley and how she contributed her life story to a one-night-only charity performance by Cirque du Soleil.

Another gamechanger in the arts community is Richard MacDonald. The world’s leading figurative sculptor led LEI on a tour of his Las Vegas Strip studio to discuss the inspiration behind his art.

True to form, LEI remains on the cutting edge of home design trends. An in-depth conversation with Michael Gardner of studio g ARCHITECTURE reveals new details about how he’s renovating a vintage Las Vegas ranch home into the 2019 New American Remodel for the National Association of Home Builders.

Continue to browse through the pages and you’ll learn the history behind the first high-rise condo on the Strip, how to buy a home on the edge of Red Rock Canyon and the way PURE Private Fitness blends luxury and personal training together in one unique package. In a new initiative dedicated to industry leaders, LEI documents the story of how Farhan Naqvi built his own law firm from the ground-up to become one of the top attorneys in Las Vegas.

LEI is also honored to spread the message of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, a nonprofit organization designed to help young patients cope with cancer and other difficult childhood diseases. Las Vegas Chapter Head Kelley Fertitta reveals plans for how the mission will dramatically expand in the upcoming months.

In addition to celebrating those who make an impact in the community, the new publication features the most enticing luxury property listings in Southern Nevada. The Spring/Summer issue of Luxury Estates International – Las Vegas is just a click away. Check it out online today!

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Queensridge Place is the only residential high-rise property in the affluent Summerlin area of Las Vegas. Located on the eastern edge of the master-planned community, the twin skyscrapers stretch more than 230 feet into the sky, offering spectacular views of the Strip and surrounding landscape from the west valley.

The property was unveiled in 2007 by EHB Companies (Executive Home Builders) at a cost of $400 million. The buildings reflect CEO Yohan Lowie’s affinity for classic architecture, expert artisan craftsmanship and rare materials sourced from around the world. Lowie wanted the towers to reflect the beauty and grandeur of the estates found within the company’s nearby Queensridge community, but in a vertical concept. Once released to the public, the 219 condominium units at One Queensridge Place sold at prices among the very highest in the United States.


There are two multi-level penthouses at the very top of each tower. The “Founder’s Penthouse” was reserved for Lowie himself and is considered the crown jewel of One Queensridge Place. The three-story masterpiece is currently on the market for $15 million and represented exclusively by Luxury Estates International as an extremely rare opportunity for a buyer who commands an elevated lifestyle. From a private pool on the outdoor terrace to the colorful hand-carved pietra dura artwork that complements the Venetian plaster and Jerusalem stone, the nearly 20,000-square-foot residence is a true work of art.


Other units range from 2,000 to 13,000 square feet, all reflecting the lavish nature of the property. The amenities rival the best resorts in Las Vegas and mirror a style found in classic European hotels and spas. An outdoor pool deck is surrounded by Roman-inspired statues while an indoor fitness center is accompanied by yet another pool and private rooms for massage services or other beauty treatments. Enjoy a latte from a barista in the lounge or sample a bottle of wine in a downstairs tasting room with personal lockers. There’s even a private dining room for entertaining large parties.


The location of the property offers the best of all worlds. Sitting on a 20-acre site, One Queensridge Place offers a carefree atmosphere and plenty of privacy, yet it’s incredibly convenient. The high-rise community is near championship golf courses and within minutes of shopping centers— including Tivoli Village, an outdoor plaza also developed by EHB Companies with a classic European influence. The nearby Summerlin Parkway provides easy access to the Strip, Downtown and McCarran International Airport.

Whatever you desire, it’s all within reach at One Queensridge Place.

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As the most acclaimed golf instructor in the country, Butch Harmon has helped shape the skills of Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Greg Norman and other championship caliber talent over the years. He even spent time as the personal instructor for the king of Morocco. A Las Vegas resident since 1997, the former PGA pro now runs the Butch Harmon School of Golf at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Seven Hills. Harmon is also a broadcaster and author with several books to his name and a regular column in Golf Digest. He served in the army during Vietnam and founded the Harmon’s Heroes Foundation to help disabled veterans and military families. With his heart clearly entrenched in the community, Butch Harmon opens up to Luxury Estates International about living in Las Vegas, his love of golf and the one thing most players forget to do.


LEI: Why did you move to Las Vegas?
Harmon: It was the perfect situation. I approached Rio Secco with the idea of doing a high-end quality school on a smaller scale. There were great golf schools at the resorts, but they were too big. Everybody was just a number. We wanted to do something more personal and Las Vegas was the perfect place to do it. People come to Vegas to spend money. We figured we’d give them a great experience of fun and learning during the day — and then they’d have the city at night to do whatever they like to do. It’s worked out perfectly.

You’ve counted Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson among your students. Those are some big names. Is there anything those two have in common that helps make them exceptional students?
I think when you look at Tiger Woods, he was the best player in the world the 10 years I was with him. He worked harder than everyone. He had a tremendous God-given talent but he made himself better and better. Dustin Johnson is the number-one player in the world now. I never thought I’d see another one who resembled Tiger Woods, but D.J. is starting to get that way with his dominance and intimidation factor.

In addition to Rio Secco, what are some of your other favorite courses in Las Vegas?
I really like Cascata and Shadow Creek. I’ve only played the new Discovery property once — The Summit — but it’s a nice place. They’re doing a great job out there. The vistas are beautiful. The service is wonderful. They’ve sold a tremendous amount of real estate up there.

Living here for more than 20 years, you’ve seen a lot of growth. How has Las Vegas changed as a golf community?
When I first started coming here in the late 60s, there wasn’t a lot of golf. Then Las Vegas almost overbuilt golf courses. Some had to close, which is too bad. Now we have a tremendous variety of high-end courses and others at price points where everybody can afford to play the game. That’s the way it should be.

What are the advantages of living in a golf course community like Anthem Country Club?
It’s nice for me. Anthem Country Club is only five minutes away from where I work at Rio Secco. It’s a great development. We got in on the ground level and built our first house here in ‘99. It’s a family-oriented gated community with a nice golf course and a great environment.

Aside from golf, what do you like to do for fun around town?
I’m a sports junkie. I’ve been a season ticket holder for UNLV basketball for 15 or 16 years. We go to concerts. We’re big George Strait fans. George is a good friend of mine, so whenever he comes to town, we try to see his show and hang out with him. We’ve seen all the Cirque du Soleil shows. I think “O” is the best. We’ve seen it five times because we like to take friends when they visit.

Before we wrap up… any quick advice for golfers looking to improve their game?
One of the hardest things for golfers to do is leave their egos in the car when they show up at the course. Everybody thinks they’re better than they are. Understand your own game and what you’re not good at. That’s what you need to work on. A lot of golfers only want to practice what they’re good at.

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Chris Stuhmer doesn’t just design homes in Las Vegas. He designs communities. “Your experience is so much more than what’s inside your house or what it looks like from the street,” says the CEO and founder of Christopher Homes. “A lot of people don’t want to live in a traditional neighborhood.”


Stuhmer’s latest project takes that philosophy and pulls it in a brand new direction. Vu by Christopher Homes is the first townhouse community in MacDonald Highlands. The homes aren’t the largest in the guard-gated master-planned development, but they’re among the most stylish — complementing each other with sleek modern exteriors, contemporary designs and inventive use of functionality. The floor plans are open and spacious, merging effortlessly with balconies, courtyards, patios and other outdoor spaces through large sliding doors and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.


Living up to the promise of the name, every residence takes advantage of the elevation to soak in spectacular views of not only Dragon Ridge Golf Course, but the Strip, Downtown and virtually every corner of the Las Vegas Valley.

The homes at Vu are especially attractive to empty-nesters who are downsizing to 2,800-4,600 square feet but want a luxury feel. They also appeal to small families seeking unconventional living spaces. “With millennials, it’s all about the experience,” says Stuhmer. “And simplicity in life is a much higher priority than it used to be.”

“With millennials, it’s all about the experience.”

Stuhmer’s passion for excellence began at an early age. He grew up in the business doing trade work in the summer and helping his father build entry-level homes. After studying architecture, the budding entrepreneur went into business for himself in 1981 — starting big with custom homes in the Section 10 neighborhood west of the Strip.


As Christopher Homes grew as a company, it shifted focus to semi-custom communities. With all the pieces in place, Christopher Homes would go on to create timeless communities like the Palisades, Country Club Hills, and Boulder Ridge in The Ridges.

Christopher Homes is already planning an expansion of Vu in MacDonald Highlands, continuing its legacy of excellence throughout the Las Vegas landscape.

For more information about Chris Stuhmer and Vu, go to christopherhomes.com.

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Sometimes it’s important to take a step back from the hustle of the Las Vegas Strip, but still be close to everything the valley has to offer. The Anthem Country Club community of Henderson is known for a certain degree of seclusion and privacy, while offering both luxury and convenience.

Anthem Country Club is a guard-gated private community where membership has its privileges. The Social Membership is perfect for a wide array of recreational activities. The 13,700 square foot fitness center covers every exercise need, from weight training to group cardio classes. An impressive swimming pool includes 25 meter lap lanes, kids play area and a wading pool with a cafe serving food and drinks by the water. Step outside for a few games on one of six lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court or sand-filled volleyball court.

The Golf Membership offers everything included in the Social Membership with additional access to a world-class 18 hole golf course. Surrounded by scenic panoramic views that overlook the Las Vegas valley, the par-72 championship-caliber course features more than 7,300 yards of green grass, waterfalls, lakes and gorgeous desert landscapes. Five sets of tees are available at each hole, suitable for every skill level. A team of PGA trained staff members and a full practice facility will make sure your swing is in top shape and your experience is one to remember.

All of these amenities are just the tip of the iceberg if you choose to purchase a home at Anthem Country Club. Luxurious estates ranging from $500,000 to more than $10 million can be found in the community, with private roads secured by a second gate for added security. Located on the southern edge of Henderson, Anthem Country Club is framed by the scenic mountains of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area and is just a short drive from the Strip, Downtown and other busy parts of Las Vegas.

Whether you choose to call it home, a bustling social scene – or both – Anthem Country Club is an incomparable option for lavish living. It’s the perfect opportunity for giving your lifestyle an instant upgrade.

View Anthem Country Club homes for sale.

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As the weather heats up in Las Vegas, spring is expected to be one of the busiest times of the year for the already-booming real estate market. Luxury Estates International (LEI) is eager to share that excitement with the digital release of the Winter/Spring issue of its seasonal magazine. The new publication showcases a wide variety of alluring properties along with the in-depth information, colorful photography and a cutting-edge style that has earned LEI thousands of raving fans throughout Southern Nevada. In addition to the latest listings, the magazine includes stories and interviews featuring the compelling figures, leaders and trendsetters who make the Vegas community more vibrant and intriguing than ever before.

The LEI team was thrilled to interview Butch Harmon, the man widely considered to be the most respected and in-demand golf instructor in the world. He reveals why he chose to open a school in Las Vegas, what he does in his spare time and what top students like Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson have in common.

Big changes are emerging in MacDonald Highlands. LEI was eager to tour the new designs at Vu by Christopher Homes and discover how modern style and luxury are being elevated within the townhouse format. CEO Chris Stuhmer discusses how he founded the company, his vision for the future and why his communities have proven to only improve with age, much like a fine wine.

The LEI team also couldn’t be more honored to meet Brian Burton, the President and CEO of Three Square. During a tour of the food bank’s Las Vegas headquarters, it was revealed how hundreds of community partners work together with a common initiative to feed the hungry, spread education about nutrition and end food insecurity. Three Square’s mission is just one example of how the Las Vegas community joins together with strength, grace and purpose.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Winter/Spring issue of Luxury Estates International – Las Vegas offers an insider’s look at the Las Vegas Country Club, One Queensridge Place and so much more! Every page is now available online. Open the magazine and check it out today with just a click. You’ll agree the latest edition is better than ever!

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The music and life story of Jewel is being featured in One Night for One Drop, an annual charity production by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. “The crew is just incredible,” says the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. “It’s a herculean effort these people are putting forth.”

The show takes place on March 2 at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The event benefits One Drop, a nonprofit foundation created by Cirque founder Guy Laliberte to promote access to safe water. The goals of the organization resonate deeply with Jewel, who founded her own charity Project Clean Water to follow a similar mission.

“I’ve put wells in 35 different countries since 1997,” she tells Luxury Estates International. “It’s important to help people understand how valuable water is and have some kind of connection to it. So hopefully, this will raise awareness.” Born in Alaska, Jewel grew up having to haul water out of a creek, an experience that made her appreciate its value. “I know how heavy it is,” she says.

One Night for One Drop features the best of Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas performers on one stage, including dancers, acrobats and aerial artists. A central character will represent Jewel in a story based on the singer’s own real life journey — and yes, Jewel herself will also play a role. “They’re sort of calling me an ethereal guide throughout the performance,” she explains. “I’ll be singing as well and reciting poetry to help bring us from passage to passage.”

“[Vegas] is a tight-knit community that really does look out for one another.”

Jewel has been deeply involved in local philanthropic endeavors since purchasing a home in Lake Las Vegas. Over the past year, she’s volunteered her time and talent to the Nevada Ballet Theatre, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and the Vegas Cares benefit for the victims of the October 1, 2017 shooting.

“What you see on TV of Las Vegas is ‘Sin City,’ but I think anybody who gives it any thought knows it’s made up of people,” says Jewel “It’s a tight-knit community that really does look out for one another.”

Tickets are still available for One Night for One Drop, ranging from $125 seats to $1,500 VIP packages that include a reception and after-party. The event is a rare opportunity to experience the talents of both Jewel and Cirque du Soleil while helping One Drop, an organization that serves not only the global community, but also funds local efforts in Las Vegas. Click here to learn more.

Photo credit: Matthew Rolston, Lynda Churilla

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2018 is kicking off with great news for Las Vegas: the city’s housing prices are climbing at one of the fastest rates in the nation.

Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) reported last month that 2017 was one of the best years on record for local home sales. Data confirms monthly sales totals rose nine times year-over-year from 2016 alone, with median sales prices also climbing at a consistent rate. Las Vegas now joins Seattle as the only two metros in the country enjoying annual housing price growth in the double digits. It’s no wonder CNBC named this city among the healthiest housing markets in the country.

Even better, experts say these prices will rise higher in 2018. The index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices credits this continuing growth to a number of factors, including an improved economy, low interest rates, increasing demand for homes and tighter inventory of listings to meet buyer needs. Less home inventory means less competition for sellers, who are reaping higher sales prices than ever amid the demand.

As a seller’s market, there’s no better time than now to list your home. Luxury Estates International broker and founder Kamran Zand understands best how to leverage this market in your favor with proven strategies, including partnerships with chinese-market resource Caimeiju and the leader in professional athlete relocation, SportStar Relocation.

It’s time to align yourself with an agent that can get you the best results possible. Contact Kamran Zand now to start the year off right.

For more in-depth information, view the 2018 Las Vegas Market Update Report.

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