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7 Painted Feather, a mirage in the desert.

This estate is a limitless masterpiece of its kind designed by Marmol Radziner. Resting on an unparalleled acre and a half home site, this steel, and concrete sanctuary virtually floats above the city with hypnotizing views from all vantage points. Its placement at the very end of a double-gated subdivision within the Ridges maximizes its space and privacy.

Upon arrival, the approach makes you take pause. The steel gates slide open to reveal a long motorcade winding its way up to the house level where the estate sprawls out before you.The abstract architecture is awe-inspiring. Even the natural desert landscape, designed by Springs Preserve, is a sensational site that evokes feelings of appreciation and tranquility.

An elevated catwalk guides you to the entry where straight lines and sharp edges distinctly frame the home. There is nearly 13,000 square feet of remarkable living space that is divided up into three levels.

The design invites you to meander about zig zagging in and out, around, though, up and down. Floor to ceiling windows are paramount within each and every space, many that slide away opening up to the peaceful patios that border the home. This is true indoor-outdoor living before it was a trend.

Extensive overhangs and sunshades ease the desert sun, while cool concrete blocks make up the exterior deck.

Mountain ridges, golf, water, city views, a picture perfect Strip and endless vistas in every direction can be enjoyed from all areas of the home inside and out.

Steel construction, white walls, and natural wood stay true to modern minimalism. Bamboo and pine trees shoot through the main living space and visual sight lines reach up to the sky. The kitchen is a powder blue dream customized by Scavolini. Oak ceilings bring a balance to the sleek design.

The dining room is an entirely separate structure that transforms into a poolside space with no walls. The pools’ placement hugs the exterior of the house and offers complete privacy. A second detached structure offers guests the ultimate retreat. This detached casita is self-contained with its own living space, bed, and bath.

As you wind through the grounds the smell of fragrant flowers and bushes will tantalize your senses. San Pedro cacti and a wide variety of indigenous desert plants, shrubs and flowers dot the property.

In addition, you’ll find desert willows, green grass, Joshua trees, a variety of cactus, and granite boulders. The desert has never looked so beautiful.

Must have luxury amenities include a subterranean half basketball court with fitness room, soundproof media room, formal office, wine cellar, residential elevator and a spa-like master bathroom. Outside the master suite are a Zen garden, private Jacuzzi, and ice plunge. The climate-controlled garage is the lowest level accessed by a side driveway hidden from view.

Perhaps the most unique element offered by this exceptional home is the James Turrell work of art. This one of a kind, pyramid-like structure was built into the hillside behind the home as a mystifying escape to curve your perception of light and space. Although not included in the list price, that alone sets this property apart from anything else in the city, as if there many reasons already.

Copyright Jimmy Foster. Market Statistics from GLVAR. Photo & Video Credit Shapiro & Sher Group

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