Vu at MacDonald Highlands—Plan 3 with Penthouse
Las Vegas, Nevada
Architect/Designer | KTGY Architecture + Planning
Builder | Christopher Homes
Developer | Christopher Homes
Land Planner | KTGY Architecture + Planning
Landscape Architect/Designer | Nuvis Landscape Architecture
Photographer | Studio J Inc.
This hillside location required careful planning in order to terrace the streets down the hillside and place multi-level homes on the uphill side and single-level homes on the downhill side. The retaining walls are made of natural rock instead of concrete, and the large areas between the tiered streets were left untouched, retaining the natural look and feel. The homes were designed with simple forms, clean lines and a cool color palette, creating a contemporary take on Santorini. To enhance views from the inside, the design features spacious, open floor plans with floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple outdoor spaces oriented toward the city view.