Summer Fun Inside Your American West Home

Summer temperatures in Las Vegas may keep you indoors sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up summer fun. Inside your spacious American West home, there are many ways to have a great find discovering your new passion! If you’ve been searching for a new hobby or skill, look no further; we have a great lineup of things to do inside your home that will revitalize your days:

Learn a New Language

Aimez-vous la langue française? ¿Quieres aprender español? Learning a new language unlocks a whole new world. You’ll not only exercise your brain, you’ll experience another culture and all of the wonderful nuances that come with it. There are several ways to learn a new language, from the award-winning Rosetta Stone to free online classes. Get back into the excitement of learning something new and set a goal! Who knows, you might find yourself speaking this new language in its origin country. 

DIY Project

Pretty, easy-to-grow succulents are the perfect decor in any room, adding an unmistakable flair to your home! First, fill a small pot with soil and sand, and then mix them together with a little water. Remove each desired succulent from its container and plant in your pot. Add clean and dried decorative pebbles to the top of the soil — both pretty and protective! Place your little pots in a larger container and make sure your plants get 6-8 hours of sun a day. You can find full instructions here!

Book Club or Movie Club with Neighbors

Do you love reading or watching movies and wish you had a group to discuss them with? A weekly or monthly club is the perfect way to not only get to know your neighbors, but to host a get-together in your American West home. Start a club with a friend and let word of mouth spread, send out an email chain, or start a Facebook event or group. Decide on one book to read or movie to watch, and come prepared weekly or monthly to spark a good discussion. Your club will be entertaining, informative, and fun!

Practice Yoga

Namaste away from the heat! Both the physical and mental health benefits of yoga are undeniable. This popular practice not only helps to lower your blood pressure, increase flexibility, and build muscle, it relieves stress, helps you focus, and calms you down. It’s no wonder that people love to start and end their days with yoga! If you’re a beginner, you can learn certain poses and styles from videos as well as books. Find a few moves that you love to do the most!

Cook Something Delicious

Cooking is a great way to keep yourself both busy and happy. Not to mention, the joy that home-cooking brings to your loved ones is priceless. Plan to have your friends and family over for a dinner party at some point this summer, where you’ll prepare the appetizers, main meal, and dessert. Find good beginner recipes, and make sure to have all of your ingredients and tools ready on the big day. You’ll love enjoying your homemade meal with your crew in your American West kitchen or dining room, or on your roof deck!

Get Creative: Calligraphy, Painting, Sewing

If you’re good with your hands, patient, and love creating something beautiful, calligraphy, painting, or sewing is for you. Unleash your inner artist and let your creativity flow. Have you always wanted to repair clothes or create them? Try sewing! Calligraphy is a type of lettering, and is often used to write formal invitations for events like weddings. Of course, painting comes in many forms and styles, and can help you relieve stress while producing something amazing. Take a class, watch tutorials, and get going!

Just like your American West home, creative hobbies and new skills will open doors for you! While you’re staying nice and cool inside of your home, you don’t have to waste any moment missing what’s going on outside. Spend your time doing something that you love and turn a hot day into a cool one!

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Top 5 Reasons Home Buyers Love Our Master Suites


With our reputation for the best home designs in Las Vegas, we guarantee that your American West Homes master suite will be a space that you love to come home to at the end of a long day. Combining both comfort and luxury, warmth and style, the rooms in our new homes always reflect your needs.

We believe that you deserve a cozy and spacious master suite where you can begin and end every day, so optimal satisfaction with your bedroom is always guaranteed. Check out the top 5 reasons why homebuyers love our master suites:

#5: Wide Open Space

When you think of your dream bedroom, what words come to mind? If space, space, and more space pop into your head, you’re in luck. An American West master suite is designed to give you all the room you need to feel free and unrestricted while also feeling comfortable. Rest assured that your master suite is the spacious haven that you’ve always wanted. 

#4: Natural Light

We are a builder that believes the rooms in your home should shine with natural light instead of having to fill them with lamps or overhead lighting. This belief applies to every master suite we build. The natural light coming from the beautiful windows will make your master suite shine during the day while making it feel magical as it fills with moonlight at night.

#3: Modern and Sleek Designs

Our modern designs will speak to your style — it’s sophisticated, subtle, and elegant, without any hint of flashiness. A modern and sleek master suite, just like the rest of your American West home, provides you with the most comfort. You’ll love coming home to your high-quality and refined master suite, complete with your finishing touches!

#2: Closets and Bathrooms

What better way to pamper yourself at the end of the day than by stepping into a spacious walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath where you can enjoy relaxing in a bath or a spa shower? If you can see yourself lounging in a beautiful tub, stepping into a luxurious spa shower or opening a huge closet filled with everything you love, our closets and bathrooms are waiting with open arms.

#1: Your Style

Of course, the most important thing about your master suite is your own style. This is your private hideaway where you will go at the end of the day to unwind and with our magnificent designs, decorate and accessorize it to make it all your own. But be careful, because you may never want to leave it!

Your master suite should be a luxurious, relaxing and cozy space that’s just for you. In an American West home, every morning and night will be ideal. For more information on our homes and to find your new master suite in the perfect new home visit our communities’ page.

Watch a video of some of our gorgeous master suites

Reasons It Pays to Buy in a New Home Community

When you’re ready to buy your first home or move up to your next one, choosing a new home community will greatly enhance your experience. Advantages like a lower maintenance lifestyle and an instant social scene offer the kind of life that you’ve been looking for.

Our comfortable and luxurious American West communities provide the absolute best value for families of all sizes in the Las Vegas area. Check out why we think a new home community is right for you:

Low Maintenance  – In a new home community, homes are built with low-maintenance features, such as new appliances, upgraded flooring, and energy-efficient materials. This means that you won’t have to waste any time updating or repairing your home in these areas, and can focus your time on settling into your home and enjoying the benefits of a new community! It also means energy cost savings to you when it goes to your utility bills.

Aesthetically Pleasing – With just a single glance, it’s easy to spot a new home community from its gorgeous, uniform aesthetic, where the homes are clean, pristine, and well-kept. Why live in a community where the homes don’t reflect your personal style? When you return home every day, there’s something to be said about surrounding yourself with the kind of pleasing look that you love and prefer.

Neighbors are Excited to Come Together – There’s a certain level of excitement among the homeowners in a new home community, along with a willingness to come together as neighbors and friends. Children play and grow together, and parents foster lifelong friendships. Every day brings something new for your social life, from impromptu backyard BBQs, to movie nights, to book clubs on the porch. Here, the other homeowners are just like you.

A New Development Is You –  Last but not least, a new home community reflects you and your style. No one has lived in your home or your community before, and you’re the first to breathe life into it. Therefore, this living space is you, and has your name written all over it. Residents in a new home community are eager to make this space their own, grow with it, and watch it bloom.

Since 1984, American West Homes has combined building expertise and a value of family to create forever homes and communities for our clients. We can’t wait to speak with you about how a new home community will change your life! For more information on our homes and communities, visit


Community Spotlight: Bridgewater

We’re excited to shine a spotlight on our scenic and peaceful Bridgewater community located in Highlands Ranch, where the home designs range from 2,311 to 3,072 square feet.

With 2,311 square feet of luxurious space, The Faberge is perfect for families of all sizes. Two floors give you the choice of 4 or 5 bedrooms. On the first floor, you’ll find a gorgeous great room, dining room, and a gourmet kitchen where you’ll create your greatest memories. The second floor holds a master suite with a stunning bathroom and walk-in closet, as well as a laundry space, spacious bedrooms and a bathroom.

The Cartier offers 2,673 square feet of gorgeous space with 4 or 5 bedrooms. The first floor includes the beautiful master suite with a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet, laundry space, spacious garage, and an awesome game room where you can relax, have fun, and entertain! On the second floor, you’ll find a spectacular great room, dining, kitchen, relaxing front balcony, and bedrooms. Not to mention, there’s a BRAG space on the third floor where you can turn a bonus room into whatever you wish!

The Versace offers 3,072 square feet of open space for both luxury and comfort, with 3 floors and 4 or 5 bedrooms. On the garden level, you and your family will enjoy a large great room, laundry and storage, and fun hobby room that can also be turned into a bedroom. Highlights of the living level include a spacious family room and living room, dining, and gorgeous kitchen. You also have the ability to add a rear balcony. The sky level has a master suite with a master bathroom and walk-in closet, as well as three bedrooms and a bathroom.

When you live in Highlands Ranch, you’re constantly surrounded by a peaceful and serene area with a backdrop of majestic mountains, and a close proximity to incredible schools, parks, golf courses, hiking trails, bicycle paths, and so much more. There’s no better place in the Las Vegas valley to spend your days, raise your kids, and live the life you’ve always wanted!

For more information on our Bridgewater community and how you can personalize your new home to fulfill your needs, please visit our website, or give us a call at 702-872-3279.

Employee Spotlight: Candee and Kevin

Every day, the team at American West works hard to produce the highest-quality homes and deliver exceptional customer service. This spring, we can’t wait for you to check out Skyview Terrace, our new gated community that we know you’ll love! Gorgeous modern design paired with stunning rooftop decks make these 3-story homes the living space that you’ve always dreamed of. 

Our Skyview Terrace New Home Consultants, Kevin Amico and Candee Stewart, are two of the most kind and knowledgeable employees you’ll meet. They’re more than ready to walk you through the home-buying process and get you settled into your luxurious living space. 

Candee has been with American West for 22 years, and Kevin for 18 (clearly, we love them and the work that they do!) From American West’s “Commitment to Excellence,” to a family-oriented team with great leadership, to an ability to adapt to the changing housing market, both Candee and Kevin truly love being a part of the team.  

Not to mention, the opportunity to impact people’s lives is unmatched. Candee says, “I get to turn people’s dream of owning a home into a reality. I get to become part of their story. That’s extremely rewarding. I put my heart and soul into each and every customer.” Kevin’s favorite part about working with homebuyers and at American West is that, “American West has the ability to change as the market condition changes. This brings so much value to our homebuyers and the employees!” Both Candee and Kevin guide customers through the entire home-buying journey, from selling to handling escrows — all of which results in dreams coming true. 

Outside of their incredible work, Kevin participates in a bowling league with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Dylan and Krystal, and loves to take his ski boat out on the lake often. Candee loves hot yoga, hiking, traveling with her husband, dinner parties, trying new restaurants, and of course, supporting LV’s amazing hockey team, the Golden Knights. 

Both Kevin and Candee are thrilled about the chance to work at Skyview Terrace and watch homebuyers become happy homeowners. The homes in the gated Skyview Terrace community have stunning modern rooftop decks, a community/dog park, close access to the freeway and the beautiful LV strip, and a completely gorgeous modern design.  

For more information about our newest community, including floor plans and virtual tours, please visit our webpage. We can’t wait for you to see the Skyview Terrace models and meet Candee and Kevin in person!


Our Energy Efficient Homes

There’s so much to love about Las Vegas, but summer temperatures can get hot. If you’ve ever turned up the air conditioning in your home, you know what it’s like to feel relief at the expense of your wallet.

So, what do you do when you want to be comfortable in your home, but you also want a reasonable utility bill? With a commitment to environmental sensitivity, American West operates on the motto: “Live green, buy green, save green.” Each of our homes is designed with energy-efficient details that keep you feeling your best all year-round while saving money!

Our focus is put on sustainable materials that families truly care about. From ENERGY STAR® appliances to water-conserving Moen® faucets and showerheads to radiant heat barrier roof sheathing and vinyl dual-framed low-E3 coated argon gas filled windows and sliding glass doors (to name just a few), our technology advanced homes offer you the best of the best in efficiency. And the features that are found in our homes are included and specifically chosen for our Southern Nevada climate. Take a look at some of the other energy efficient features you’ll experience in your new American West home!

Our commitment to building homes that respect the environment proves our dedication to you, your family, and our planet. For more information on our homes and communities, please visit our website. We can’t wait to partner with you on this incredible new home journey!

The Best in 3-Story Living

Since 1984, American West has held a reputation for the best home designs in Las Vegas. We built our very first 3-story home in 2006 and continue to improve on the design of them with each new design. Each 3-story home provides the best in space, comfort and luxury.

Check out a few of our favorite floor plans for spacious, luxurious living!

The Plan 3990 is located in our Brentwood community in the popular Highlands Ranch neighborhood. The home measures 3,990 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms. The first floor of the home features an enormous game room and you also have the ability to customize it to add a guest suite. The oversized great room, family room and front balcony of this home will always ensure you have an abundance of space for all your entertaining needs. Watch the virtual tour.

The Madison is a unique contemporary home design offered at our Fox Hill Estates community located in Highland Ranch. This ultramodern 3-story open floor plan looks like a high-end custom built home, inside and out. Everything you could imagine is here, including 4,934 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms, up to 4.5 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, front and rear balconies and a breathtaking optional roof top deck. Watch the virtual tour.

The Sapphire is located at Highlands Collection in Highlands Ranch. The new home design measures 2,995 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. The home features a large great room, family room, enormous game room, front balcony and ample storage. Customization allows for a first floor bedroom and a den on the sky level that is perfect for an office, TV room or hangout for the kids. Watch the virtual tour.

The Plan 3072 is located at our Jones Crossing community in Coronado Ranch. With a sleek, open gourmet kitchen that overlooks into the family room and a spacious living and dining room, you will never lack for entertaining space. The garden level features a large great room and hobby room/bedroom 5. The front balcony and optional rear balcony expands your outdoor space. Watch the virtual tour.

The Kendall is located in Skyview Terrace, a gated neighborhood with a community/dog park. This beautiful contemporary home measures 2,344 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and a rooftop deck that provides over 500 square feet of additional outdoor living space. The front balcony offers even more outdoor living space extending the already spacious great room. Customization in this home allows you to turn the first floor game room into a bedroom or add a den. Watch the virtual tour.

At American West Homes, we want you to love every minute you spend in your home. Our 3-story floor plans give you the opportunity to personalize your space to fulfill all of your needs! For more information on our homes, visit

America’s 100 Biggest Builders – The Builder 100

The BUILDER 100! It is a distinguished list of the top 100 builders in the U.S. and a testament to their success. The BUILDER 100 is released each year by Builder Magazine, one of the most reputable sources in the homebuilding industry. The list is based on the total annual closings and annual gross revenue.

American West takes great pride in being part of the 2018 BUILDER 100 list. We have been a part of this superior list for the past 31 years and have secured a spot at #77 this year which is a tremendous success for a local, privately owned homebuilder.

“As a company, we continue to grow each year,” said Larry Canarelli, President of American West Homebuilding Group. “I could not be more proud of our hardworking, dedicated and committed team members and our subcontractors. Helping homebuyers attain their dream home is an unmatched opportunity that we wouldn’t pass up for the world. American West’s hard work ethic, impeccable customer service and homebuilding experience has allowed us to build homes for the families in Las Vegas that they are happy with for the rest of their lives.”

For more information on our homes and communities in beautiful Las Vegas, please visit our webpage. We look forward to welcoming you to the American West family!


Reasons You Will Love Brentwood’s Plan 2927

American West is excited to spotlight the Plan 2927. Located at Brentwood in Highlands Ranch, one of our most vibrant and charming communities in the southwest part of the valley, the Plan 2927 includes 2,927 square feet of living space, with 5 bedrooms, up to 3.5 bathrooms, and both casual and formal living spaces.

This gorgeous, sleek, and modern home accommodates the needs of many homebuyers.

The first floor features a fantastic gourmet kitchen that overlooks the spacious family room, living room, powder bath, laundry room and storage. In our high-quality gourmet kitchen, cooking the meals you love will quickly become your favorite hobby! State-of-the-art appliances, large dining island with pendant lighting, and ample granite countertop space complete a kitchen that you’ll fall in love with. With plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable, you’ll find that this home is ideal for entertaining guests and spending time with family.

On the second floor, leisure and bliss will become your reality every day. Feel luxurious in the master suite that you’ve always envisioned yourself in, finished off with two gorgeous walk-in closets and a to-die-for master bathroom. Your family and/or guests can enjoy four spacious spare bedrooms, as well as a large second bathroom. There’s no shortage of luxury up here — you may never want to come down!

Brentwood at Highlands Ranch, a high-style community, is located at 9723 Hawk Crest St., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89141. For more information, you can call the office at 702-793-2089.

Check out a virtual tour of this gorgeous home!

American West Named One of the Best Residential Contractors

At American West, we love Las Vegas, it is our city. We’ve raised our families here, made invaluable memories, and created a real sense of home. And we have been able to help do the same for over 18,000 Las Vegas families. That’s why we’re so proud and excited to announce that we’ve been featured as one of the best residential contractors in our amazing hometown by Home Builder Digest!

We’re always grateful to be recognized for our work, and we couldn’t be more proud of the impact that we make on so many lives. A home built in any of our communities located in Coronado Ranch, Silverado Ranch, and Highlands Ranch, is guaranteed to be the place where you can start the greatest chapter of your journey and make lifetime memories.

As one of the largest locally-owned homebuilders in the nation, we take great pride in being named the Best Built Homes in America twice. Our company founder, Larry Canarelli, built American West on the pillars of a commitment to excellence, and we continue to embody this ideal today!

Take a look at our write-up in Home Builder Digest, and see why American West has been the premiere home builder in Las Vegas for decades.

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