Inspired Balance

Desert contemporary architecture has become a staple for custom homes throughout Las Vegas and Henderson. This may have been influenced by the increased success of Blue Heron, an architecture and construction firm that designs desert contemporary homes with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor layouts and naturally sustainable building concepts.

Their distinct style is very recognizable; you can usually call out a Blue Heron home before ever stepping inside. The architecture takes a minimalistic approach and appears as rather boxy or square.

Once inside, you can expect retracting glass sliders that disappear into the walls, seamless passes from room to room, and big open spaces balanced with a touch of elegance.

Energy efficiency is integrated throughout using special kinds of insulation, roofing, paint, and flooring, as well as water smart landscape and high-performance low energy appliances.

Several Blue Heron communities are scattered around town, one of which is Marquis. This small collection of 14 homes is located on Tomiyasu Lane and is divided into 3 privately gated cul-de-sacs. A desirable bonus of this location is the direct, private access to Sunset Park.

Tomiyasu Lane runs concurrently with the back side of the park, so the homes in Marquis Estates get the benefit of no rear neighbors. Additionally, the airport is a quick 5 min ride away, as is the Town Square Mall and Las Vegas Boulevard.

6671 Tomiyasu Lane is an exquisite execution by Blue Heron. The modern, Zen-inspired build is evenly balanced with soothing interior design and natural elements. Its unique layout creates somewhat of a square around the central backyard, which looks more like a 5-star meditation resort, than a “backyard”. The patio and pathways disappear into an edgeless pool; floating in the middle is a tranquil rejuvenation room that inspires warrior stances and backbends.

It wouldn’t be Blue Heron if the entire main level didn’t merge with the outdoor spaces.

Even the detached fitness room opens to the pool area and includes an outdoor shower. Advanced home technology is integrated throughout including full circuit security.

The second level was essentially meant for guests, it comes with its own living area and morning kitchen plus two bedroom suites. The main level master offers complete bliss, plus its own second-floor loft.

Common favorites within this home are the 15′ blown glass bar top in the great room, as well as the 10′ waterfall and interior atrium each adding to the home’s tranquil ambiance.

All in all, this home hits the mark for modern, relaxing, and advanced. The perfect second home for desert getaways or a primary residence that inspires balance between the mind and body.

See the full home here.

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

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