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First resident moves into Ascaya, Henderson’s luxury home development

Finally, after thirteen years, Ascaya has its first residents. This luxury home community in Henderson started in 2004 but came to a halt when the market crashed. Now in 2017 it’s seeing it’s first residents. This 6,875 square foot home is on a three-quarter-acre lot. It’s complete with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, custom bar, office, four car garage, and wine room.


Cost: $2.6 million
Location: 11 Cloud Chaser, Ascaya in Henderson
Size: 6,857 square feet, three-quarter-acre lot

Features: Five bedrooms, seven baths, custom bar, office, home theater, four car garage, 90-square-foot, glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled wine room. Several walls are composed of Hawaiian lava rock contrasted by rusted Corten steel. It has polished concrete flooring.

Owners: John and Jackie Miller purchased lot in 2014, breaking ground on their home in December 2015. John Miller, a Las Vegas native has a background in finance and owns a California winery, Cast Wines.

Builder: Blue Heron Design Build

Ascaya, a luxury home development in Henderson, welcomed its first occupants into a stunning custom-designed home at the beginning of the year.

“It’s really exciting,” said owner John Miller, born and raised in Las Vegas, about being Ascaya’s first residents. “It’s nice to see that Vegas has recovered and things are going vertical again.”

“We wanted a view, so we held out and waited,” said Miller, who wanted their home on the south side of the valley. The couple purchased a home in Seven Hills after moving to the area. “We knew (Ascaya) was going to come back, but no one knew when.”

Construction for Ascaya originally began in 2004, coming to a halt due during the recession. Construction resumed as the economic outlook improved, with lots becoming available in 2014.

The Millers took an active role in ensuring the 6,857-square-foot home reflects the family’s personal story during the design, resulting in integrating personal elements throughout. These personal touches include using natural elements from special places such as Hawaii, Las Vegas and their California winery, Cast Wines, which they purchased in 2012.

“That is what a custom home should be,” Jones said. “It should reflect your style and taste. This has as much personal input as any home we’ve done.”

With their four young children in mind, the Millers designed larger living areas to accommodate the family of six. The $2.6 million home features five bedrooms, seven baths, a full custom bar, an office, a home theater, a four-car garage, a sleek gourmet kitchen that opens to a raised formal dining area and an expansive great room.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the great room features a 210-inch television screen framed by a wall of thin black slate. The expansive screen can be viewed from multiple vantage points. The screen, one of many different-sized screens throughout the home, reflects Miller’s love of sports.

A unique feature of the home is the polished concrete floor. The structural foundation of the home, the floor is predominant throughout the main living area, excluding the carpeted bedrooms.

“It’s one of my favorite parts of the home, besides the view,” Miller said about the floor.

The energy-efficient design integrates passive and active solar technology, a cocoon system, a tankless hot water system for instant hot water, LED lighting, Low-E glass windows, Energy Star appliances and water-smart landscaping.

The passive solar design orients the glass in relation to the sun and incorporates large, exaggerated overhangs to direct the sunlight. Jones said he positioned the master bedroom on the east side of the home as a way to further direct the sun and provide a wind block for the pool area.

Jones and his design team used 3-D modeling along with virtual reality viewing and video animations while designing the home.

“They’re great tools for our team but, more important, benefits our clients,” Jones said. “These presentations allowed (the Millers) an opportunity to view the exterior details, experience the interior and exterior spaces, examine the views out each window prior to the start of construction.”

With a planned 300 homes, Ascaya features guard-gate security and a $25 million clubhouse slated to open in May. The 23,000-square-foot clubhouse features a resort-style pool with cabanas, fitness center with a movement studio, children’s creative studio, resident event space, lounge area, two tennis courts, pickleball and half basketball court. The homeowner’s association fees at Ascaya are $591 a month.


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