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 www.AmericanWestHomes.com

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.

For more information on our stunning homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

Some of The Best Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas

At American West Homes, we build where we live, and we LOVE where we build. Las Vegas is our home as much as it is our homeowners, so we wanted to share a handful of some Las Vegas activities that get you outside and active! From wildlife watching to hiking, we’ve got it all here in Vegas. There are many more places to explore in Las Vegas than we have on our list, so be sure to check back on our blog for more seasonal tips on where to go on a free weekend.

1. Mount Charleston – Just an hour outside of our communities, Mount Charleston is the perfect escape into wildlife and nature. Whether you’re looking to ski in the winter season or hike in the spring and summer, there are activities all year-round. Home to more than 50 unique plants and animals, not found in any other place in the world, this breathtaking atmosphere is one unlike any other. And during the summer, the temperatures are always cooler.
2. Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex – This refuge takes up 1.6 million acres outside of Las Vegas, and we wish we could explore every mile of it. Bring your family to observe wildlife such as, bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, jackrabbits and more. Who knew all of this wildlife could be located in the desert?
3. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Colorado isn’t the only state with gorgeous red rock formations. These natural rugged rock formations is home to rare plants, animals, and springs. If you’re looking for a day hike or bike ride with picture perfect pit stops, the 13 mile loop should suffice.
4. Bonnie Springs Ranch – Bonnie Springs was built in 1843 as a stopover for the wagon trains going to California along the Old Spanish Trail. It is located in Red Rock Canyon and is only a half hour from the Las Vegas Strip. The Ranch offers a dinner lounge with cocktail lounge, motel, petting zoo, horseback riding and pony rides and on weekends, a train ride.
5. Bonnie Springs Old Town – If you’re looking for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, you’ll only find the good in this 1880’s replica of a mining town Transport yourself back in time while exploring the saloon, stamp mill, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, mine, opera house, wax museum and gift shop/general store. The spirit of the era lives on in the live entertainment performed Wednesday through Sunday.
6. Floyd Lamb Park – While Las Vegas is a desert, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that we have sparkling wetlands to visit! Floyd Lamb Park’s 680 acres is sprawling with lakes, allowing for the growth of lush greenery and provides a habitat for distinct animals. Complete with picnic tables and walking trails, the Springs is the perfect place to bring your family for a relaxing day reveling in all that Las Vegas’s nature has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for an oasis of water or the reddest of rocks, you may have been surprised to hear that when you explore the right places, you can find all of that and more in this incredible city we call home. If you have any questions about our favorite places, or are looking to move to an American West Homes community to be closer to the natural magic of Las Vegas, visit us at www.americanwesthomes.com.

Our Featured Floor Plan of the Month – The Kendall at Skyview Terrace

American West Homes is thrilled to introduce you to another of our newest designs, The Kendall. Located in Skyview Terrace, a new gated neighborhood, The Kendall includes 2,344 square feet of living space, with 3 or 4 bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths, and a 2-car garage.

This unique three-level plan flips the traditional home layout, with the bedrooms on the second floor and the living areas on the third. The Kendall features a rooftop deck that provides over 500 square feet of additional outdoor living space, plus a game room and optional den that are perfect for entertaining and daily life.

The first level includes the garage, the laundry room, and a spacious game room, which can be changed out for a fourth bedroom suite. On the second level, the spacious master suite features a huge walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanities and a large walk-in shower. Just down the hall are an additional full bath, as well as two additional bedrooms, one of which can be switched to a den.

On the third level you’ll find The Kendall’s open great room, dining room and kitchen. The comfortable kitchen features a large dining island with room for six chairs, a walk-in pantry, stunning cabinetry, granite countertops, Frigidaire appliances, and lots of natural light. The adjacent dining area and great room offer plenty of space for family functions of all kinds. There’s a front balcony just off the great room, and stairs that lead directly to the rooftop deck.

Skyview Terrace, which includes a community/dog park, is located at 8015 Carpenter Creek Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89113. The Sales Office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information about The Kendall or this gorgeous new community, call (702) 978-7698.

Watch the virtual tour of this gorgeous home!

American West’s Guide to Relocating to Las Vegas

When people think of Las Vegas, they tend to envision casinos, glitzy hotels, and neon lights. But there is so much more to Las Vegas. After all, almost 2 million people live here, and most of them never go near The Strip! American West Homes is a born and bred local company. Las Vegas is as much our city as it is our homeowners.

Here are some things we want you to know if you’ll be joining us here:

1. Housing options. There are many options in the Las Vegas market when it comes to buying or renting. There are apartments, townhomes, older homes, new construction, and everything in between. Obviously, we recommend a brand new American West home.

2. Weather & Geography. One of the biggest perks of living in Las Vegas is its location. It’s an easy drive to California or Utah and an even shorter airline flight. Set within the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas can be hot and cold. On average, though, there are more than 300 days of sunshine. There’s no humidity. It is a dry heat and for those coming from humidity, you will notice the difference. And you’ll adapt by drinking lots of water and wearing sunscreen.

3. Cost of living. Surprisingly, Las Vegas has a very low cost of living. Housing is affordable, and there is no state income tax.

4. Livability. Las Vegas is a great place to live and raise a family. There are plenty of classic and contemporary suburban neighborhoods with parks, state-of-the-art schools and businesses. You’ll find churches, civic groups and kid-centric activities, too.

5. Things to do. What’s your pleasure? Hiking, boating & skiing… parks & gardens… food & drink… theatre & the arts… clubs & casinos… festivals & sporting events… You name it, you’ll find it here in Las Vegas.

6. A car is a must. While Las Vegas does have public transportation (The RTC), the sprawling nature of the city means that having a car might make traveling easier.

7. Travel. For those who like to hop on a plane, it doesn’t get any easier. McCarran International Airport is the 5th busiest airport in the U.S., moving approximately 48 million passengers a year, providing service to many destinations worldwide.

8. Diversity. In terms of both ethnicity and income, Las Vegas is a true melting pot. While there are native Las Vegans, many of the residents are transplants from somewhere else. An astonishingly diverse collection of people from all over the US and the world come to Las Vegas for work and play. It’s one of the reasons this city is so interesting!

Visit our Home Finding Center to speak with our New Home Finding Specialist who can help you not only discover

Farmers Markets In Las Vegas.

For being a city in the desert, Las Vegas has a pretty large selection of Farmers Markets! “In-the-know” locals can pick up a variety of farm-fresh produce, baked goods and other items, while supporting local farmers and small business owners. Most of the markets feature local artists, crafters, and culinary artists, too. Many operate year-round, while a few are seasonal.

At American West, we love to support our local community, especially businesses like the Farmers Markets! If you haven’t been to one yet, it’s a good time to start exploring! Here are a few of our favorites:

​Las Vegas Farmers Market® features fresh fruits and vegetables, European-style breads and cakes, local fresh breads and pastries, many varieties of citrus, asparagus, beets, greens, avocados, squash, melons, strawberries, nuts, pasta, fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, and more. The Las Vegas Farmers Market has five different locations:

  • Bruce Trent Park – 1600 North Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89102     Winter Hours: Wednesdays 2 – 6 PM; Normal Hours: Wednesdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Downtown Summerlin – 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas NV 89135     Saturdays from 9 AM – 2 PM
  • Floyd Lamb Park 9100 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas NV 89131     1st & 3rd Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Gardens Park 10401 Gardens Park Drive, Las Vegas NV 89135     Winter Hours: Thursdays 2 – 6 PM; Normal Hours: Thursdays 4 – 8 PM
  • Galleria at Sunset – 1300 W Sunset, Henderson NV 89014     ​Winter Hours: Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM; Normal Hours: Fridays

The Henderson Farmers Market has dozens of vendors selling farm fresh produce and eggs, including strawberries, in-season fruits and veggies, honey, nuts, fresh baked breads and pastries, roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, prepared foods, and handmade items. There are two locations:

  • 240 S. Water St., Henderson NV 89015     Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM
  • 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson NV 89014     Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Fresh 52 Farmers & Artisan Market features a wide variety of vendors, selling fresh produce, honey, fresh baked breads & pastries, herbs & spices, coffee, gourmet oils & vinegars, prepared foods, aromatherapy oils, soaps & lotions, and handmade items.

  • 9480 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123
  • Every Sunday from 8:30 AM – 1 PM ​

Before you head out, here are some shopping tips from Las Vegas Farmers Markets, LLC:​

  • Know where your keys & purse are at all times. Car keys are a common lost-and-found item. Fanny packs are a good solution for shopping farmers markets.
  • Bring small bills and change. You pay each individual vendor. And while most vendors accept credit or debit cards, you should carry cash just in case.
  • Upon arrival, especially if you are new to a market, walk through the entire marketplace to see all the different vendors and what they have to offer.
  • Bring large cloth shopping bags. Re-use paper or plastic bags given to you by vendors the next time you come.
  • Old baby and toddler carts make good shopping carts.

 

The Top 5 Things You Might Purchase For Your New American West Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience. The best part of it is putting your personal touches in it. There are usually items that will need to be purchased. Here are a few items that make the top list of items our homeowners might purchase:

  1. A swimming pool. Not a small purchase, but one that is very welcome in our warm climate. Our backyards are definitely large enough, and you can roll the cost into your mortgage if you plan for it at the time of purchase.
  2. Window treatments. American West homes have lots of windows, which let in tons of natural light. Drapery, blinds, and shades should probably be at the top of your shopping list, as they will protect you from early morning glare, and add a sense of privacy.
  3. Kitchen accessories. Our gourmet kitchens are renowned for their huge dining islands… islands that are so spacious that they sometimes take the place of a formal table! So you’ll need comfy bar stools, and perhaps some placemats, or new silverware or glassware.
  4. Outdoor living accessories. Our backyards, balconies and rooftop decks are designed as extended living spaces, so you’ll want them to be properly furnished. Patio tables, chairs and lounges, a grill, plants, perhaps a bar… whatever fits your entertaining style – and budget. 
  5. Game Room furnishings. Depending on what your plans are for your game room, you might be investing in a big screen TV, entertainment system, gaming system, pool table, poker/card table, dart board, arcade games, or classic games. The possibilities are endless in these spaces!

To discover all our home designs, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

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